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Three Canes Named To All-ACC Women's Basketball Teams

Three Canes Named To All-ACC Women's Basketball Teams

Feb. 27, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the second straight season, the University of Miami placed three players on the All-ACC Women’s Basketball Team, as announced by the conference office on Monday. Seniors Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams once again earned first team honors, while junior guard Stefanie Yderstrom represents the Canes on the third team.

“To have three of the Top 15 players in the best conference in the country is a testament to how hard each of these young women has worked,” said Miami Head Coach Katie Meier. “Not to be overlooked is the wonderful job our assistant coaches have done to put these special players in a position to succeed.”

The three All-ACC selections for the seventh-ranked Hurricanes are tied with No. 5 Duke for the most among the conference’s 12 schools.

Johnson becomes the 11th player in ACC history to earn First-Team honors three times, and fellow Hurricane Riquna Williams was named for the second straight year.

Johnson ended the regular season as the only player in the ACC to rank in the Top 10 in scoring (2nd, 16.8 ppg), rebounding (7th, 7.9 rpg) and assists (3rd, 4.5 apg). The Henrietta, N.Y. native needs just six rebounds to become just the third women ever in Division I to score at least 2,000 points, grab 1,000 rebounds and dish out 500 assists in a career.

Williams was the ACC’s third-leading scorer at 16.4 points per game. Regarded as one of the most explosive players in the nation, Williams put up the ACC’s highest two point totals on the season, scoring 36 points in a win over No. 11 Rutgers in December and then 34 a month later in the Canes’ win over No. 5 Maryland – the program’s first-ever win over a Top 5 team. Her seven career ACC Player of the Week nods are the most of any current ACC players.

Yderstrom finished the regular season averaging 10.8 points per game while leading the ACC with 65 three-pointers on the season. The native of Sweden has started 72 consecutive games for the Hurricanes. In the 10 games since All-ACC forward Morgan Stroman was lost for the year due to injury, Yderstrom has poured in 14 points per contest – including a career-best 26-point effort in a win at No. 8 Maryland.

The ACC will announce its all-freshman team, freshman of the year, defensive team, defensive player of the year, coach of the year and player of the year later this week.

The All-ACC teams are voted on by the league’s head coaches and the “Blue Ribbon Panel”, which consists of national and local media members, as well as school representatives.

All-ACC First Team

Name Class Position University
Chelsea Gray So. G Duke
Shenise Johnson Sr. G Miami
Alyssa Thomas So. F Maryland
Elizabeth Williams Fr. C Duke
Riquna Williams Sr. G Miami

All-ACC Second Team

Name Class Position University
Sasha Goodlett Sr. C Georgia Tech
Tianna Hawkins Jr. F Maryland
Tyaunna Marshall So. G Georgia Tech
Ariana Moorer Sr. G Virginia
Chay Shegog Sr. C North Carolina

All-ACC Third Team

Name Class Position University
Cierra Bravard Sr. F Florida State
Bonae Holston Sr. F NC State
Natasha Howard So. F Florida State
Haley Peters So. G/F Duke
Stefanie Yderstrom Jr. G Miami

All-ACC Honorable Mention (More than 15 points)
Laura Broomfield, NC; Lakevia Boykin, WF; Ataira Franklin, VA; Marissa Kastanek, ST; Lynetta Kizer, MD; Laurin Mincy, MD.