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Miami Duo Earns WBCA All-Region Honors

Miami Duo Earns WBCA All-Region Honors

March 15, 2012


CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami senior Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams were among 52 women that were named to All-Region Teams by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Thursday.

On, Monday, March 19, the selection committee will review these 52 candidates and trim the list to 40 finalists, all of whom will be in the running for selection to the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team.

Both Johnson and Williams were among the 40 finalists a season ago and Johnson went on to be the second player in program history to earn WBCA All-America honors.

The backcourt duo was named First Team All-ACC for the second straight season, it was the third straight first team honor for Johnson – just the 11th player in conference history to earn that distinction.

Johnson was also named to the All-ACC Defensive Team for the third consecutive season.

The selection committee uses an equation to determine a fair number of nominees from each region. The number of Division I institutions in each region is divided by the number of Division I institutions overall to get a percentage for each region.  This percentage is then multiplied by 52 (the total number of desired finalists) to get the number of finalists for each region. The 52 All-Region Team members then go before the selection committee, which reduces the list to 40 finalists. These 40 finalists can come from any region. However, per a motion passed by the WBCA Board of Directors in 2008, the selection committee must select 12 finalists from Region 1 and six finalists from Region 4.

The 2012 WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team will be announced at 1:05 p.m. MT Saturday March 31, during the NCAA’s Super Saturday festivities at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

WBCA All-Region 2 Team

Name Class Position University Height
Chay Shegog Sr. C North Carolina 6-5
Shenise Johnson Sr. G Miami 5-11
Riquna Williams Sr. G Miami 5-6
Alyssa Thomas So. F Maryland 6-2
Chelsea Gray So. G Duke 5-11
Elizabeth Williams Fr. C Duke 6-3
Elena Delle Donne Jr. F Delaware 6-5