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Johnson and Williams Named All-America by the Associated Press

Johnson and Williams Named All-America by the Associated Press

March 27, 2012

 

 

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami senior guards Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams have been named All-America as announced Tuesday by the Associated Press. Johnson earned second team honors while Williams was named to the Third Team.

It was the second consecutive season that the duo earned recognition from the AP. Last year, Johnson was on the third team and Williams was named honorable mention.

Williams joins Johnson and Frances Savage (1991) as the only three Hurricanes to earn AP All-America honors.

During the season, Johnson became only the second woman in the history of Division I basketball (Nancy Lieberman – Old Dominion, 1976-80) to score 2,000 points, grab 1,000 rebounds, dish out 500 assists and record 400 steals in a career.

“I am really excited to be recognized along with this fine group of young ladies,” said Shenise Johnson. “This is a team sport and I consider this honor a reflection of all the hard work that my teammates, coaches and I have put into being the best team we could possibly be.”

Johnson was also second in the league this season in scoring (17.0 ppg), while Williams was right behind her in third place, averaging 16.6 points per contest.
Miami earned its second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 3 seed, this year defeating Idaho State in the first round before falling to Gonzaga in the Round of 32.

Associated Press First Team All-America

Name University Year Position
Elena Delle Donne Delaware Jr. F
Skylar Diggins Notre Dame Jr. G
Brittney Griner Baylor Jr. C
Nneka Ogwumike Stanford Sr. F
Alyssa Thomas Maryland So. F

Associated Press Second Team All-America

Name University Year Position
Shenise Johnson Miami Sr. G
Chiney Ogwumike Stanford So. F
Samantha Prahalis Ohio State Sr. G
Odyssey Sims Baylor So. G
Julie Wojta Wisconsin-Green Bay Sr. G/F

Associated Press Third Team All-America

Name University Year Position
Tiffany Hayes Connecticut Sr. G
A’dia Mathies Kentucky Jr. G
Elizabeth Williams Duke Fr. C
Shekinna Stricklen Tennessee Sr. F
Riquna Williams Miami Sr. G