James a WBCA/Kodak Honorable Mention All-American

James a WBCA/Kodak Honorable Mention All-American

April 2, 2006

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami senior forward Tamara James has earned WBCA/Kodak All-America Honorable Mention honors.

The WBCA (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) and Eastman Kodak Company have partnered for each of the past 32 seasons, selecting each of the eight WBCA geographical regions in Division I women’s basketball.

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.

James was recently named to Women’s Basketball New Service All-America Second Team while earning AP All-America Honorable Mention honors.

James Invited to 2006 WNBA Pre-Draft Camp

James will head to Boston, Mass. Monday to participate in the 2006 WNBA Pre-Draft Camp at Emmanuel College in advance of the 2006 WNBA Draft, which will take place Wednesday in Boston at 1 p.m. on ESPN2.

James is one of 42 of the world’s top college seniors invited to attend the Pre-Draft Camp which offers team officials the opportunity to evaluate the skills of the top, draft-eligible players for this year’s upcoming draft.