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Taylor Earns All-ACC Second Team Recognition

Taylor Earns All-ACC Second Team Recognition

Feb. 26, 2007

Coral Gables, Fla. – University of Miami senior guard Renee Taylor (Harlem, N.Y.) has earned All-ACC Second Team honors in a vote by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

It is the second postseason accolades earned by Taylor, who was an All-ACC Honorable Mention selection as a junior in 2005-06. The only other Hurricane to garner all-conference honors in Miami’s three-year ACC membership was Tamara James, a first-team pick in 2004-05 and 2005-06.

The 5-2 Taylor has led the ACC in scoring throughout the season with 18.8 points per game and in free throw shooting, converting 84.3 percent of her free throw attempts. In addition, she has wrapped up the regular season ranked among the league’s top five in three-point field goals made (2.3 pg) and minutes played (34.7 pg), and among the ACC’s top 10 in steals (2.1 pg).

In Saturday’s regular-season finale versus N.C. State, Taylor became the 19th Hurricane to surpass the 1,000-point milestone, compiling 1,011 points in just two seasons with Miami.

The University of Miami women’s basketball team (11-18, 2-12 ACC) returns to the hardwood on Thursday, March 1, at the ACC Tournament held at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. The 11th-seeded Hurricanes will take on sixth-seeded Georgia Tech (19-10, 9-5 ACC) in the opening round at 8 p.m.

First Team (1st Team Votes)
Lindsey Harding, Duke (53) 163
Ivory Latta, North Carolina (52) 162
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland (47) 157
Alison Bales, Duke (30) 125
Erlana Larkins, North Carolina (31) 125

Second Team
Abby Waner, Duke (15) `
104 Camille Little, North Carolina (8) 89
Lyndra Littles, Virginia (8) 83
Renee Taylor, Miami (10) 78
Marissa Coleman, Maryland (4) 73

Third Team
Alicia Gladden, Florida State (2) 65
Khadijah Whittington, N.C. Sate (2) 65
Kathrin Ress, Boston College (3) 57
Stephanie Higgs, Georgia Tech (4) 51
Kristi Toliver, Maryland (1) 50

Honorable Mention (15 or more points)
Kirby Copeland, Virginia Tech 33
Janie Mitchell, Georgia Tech 21
Wanisha Smith, Duke 19
Gillian Goring, N.C. State 17
Yolanda Lavender, Wake Forest 17