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James Earns All-America Honors from Women's Basketball News Service

James Earns All-America Honors from Women's Basketball News Service

March 27, 2006

NEW YORK, N.Y. –

Senior Tamara James of the <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>University of Miami women’s basketball team has been named a Second Team All-American by Women’s Basketball News Service (WBNS).<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

 

Recording one of the best all-around seasons in Hurricane history, James, averaging 21.5 points per game, concluded her senior season as UM’s all-time leading scorer with 2,406 career points.

 

A 2006 First Team All-ACC selection, she led the league in scoring throughout her senior campaign and was the only player in the ACC to score in double figures every game played this season.

 

Her 21.5 points per game and 645 total points both rank seventh all-time in the UM single season record books.

 

She led the league in both 30-point (6) and 20-point (16) games, ranked first in the ACC in steals per game (3.1) and first on the UM roster in rebounding (7.6 rpg).

 

Connecting on 53-of-137 three point attempts, she recorded the fourth-highest single season three point percentage (.387) in school history. Her 53 three-pointers are the third-highest total and the 137 attempts marks the eighth-highest single season total at UM.

 

Equally impressive from the free throw line, James notched the fourth-highest single season free throw percentage at UM, hitting an impressive 83.0 percent from the charity stripe. She hit 156 free throws, which was good for second all time, on 188 attempts, the fourth-highest total at UM.

 

James finished her UM playing career as the school’s all-time leader in points, free throws made (520) and free throws attempted (664). She ranks among the top three all-time in nine different categories and is listed among the top five all-time in 13 different categories.

 

 

First Team

Cappie Pondexter, 5-9 Senior G (Rutgers)

Siemone Augustus, 6-1 Senior G (LSU)

Monique Currie, 6-0 Senior G/F (Duke)

Sophia Young, 6-1 Senior F (Baylor)

Candice Wiggins, 5-11 Sophomore G (Stanford)

Courtney Paris, 6-4 FreshmanCenter (Oklahoma)

Tasha Humphrey, 6-2 SophomoreCenter (Georgia)

Jessica Davenport, 6-5 JuniorCenter (OhioState)

Ivory Latta, 5-6 Junior G (North Carolina)

Candace Parker, 6-3 Freshman F (Tennessee)

 

Second Team

Tamara James, 5-9 Senior F (Miami)

Candice Dupree, 6-2 Senior C (Temple)

Sylvia Fowles, 6-6 Sophomore C (LSU)

Khara Smith, 6-2 Senior C (DePaul)

Tara Boothe, 6-1 Senior F (Xavier)

Kim Smith, 6-1 Senior F (Utah)

Noelle Quinn, 6-0 Junior G (UCLA)

Liz Shimek, 6-1 Senior F (MichiganState)

Megan Duffy, 5-8 Senior G (Notre Dame)

Crystal Kelly, 6-3 Sophomore F (Western Kentucky)

 

Third Team

Ann Strother, 6-3 Senior G/F (Connecticut)

Sherill Baker, 5-8 Senior G (Georgia)

Ambrosia Andersen, 6-1 Senior FG (BYU)

Lyndsey Medders, 5-8 Junior G (IowaState)

Shona Thorburn, 5-10 Senior G (Utah)

Lisa Willis, 5-11 Senior G (UCLA)

LaToya Davis, 6-1 Senior F (Texas Tech)

Lindsay Shearer, 6-1 Senior F (KentState)

Melanie Boeglin, 5-6 Senior G (IndianaState)

Kimberly Beck, 5-8 Sophomore G (George Washington)

 

All-Freshman Team

Courtney Paris, 6-4 C (Oklahoma)

Candace Parker, 6-3 F (Tennessee)

Alexis Gray-Lawson, 5-8 G (California)

Takia Starks, 5-8 G (Texas A&M)

Quanitra Hollingworth, 6-4 C (VirginiaCommonwealth)

Devanei Hampton, 6-3 C (California)

Shalee Lehning, 5-8 G (KansasState)

Morgan Skouby, 6-6 C (Iowa)

Ashley Langford, 5-5 G (Tulane)

Megan McGuffey, 5-11 G (Wyoming)