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Stroman, Yderstrom Named All-ACC First Team

Stroman, Yderstrom Named All-ACC First Team

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Forthe third consecutive season, the University of Miami women’s basketballprogram placed two players on the All-ACC First Team, as announced by the conferenceoffice on Monday.

SeniorsStefanie Yderstrom and Morgan Stroman were each named to the Head CoachesAll-ACC First Team. Stroman was also voted on the Blue Ribbon Panel All-ACCFirst Team. Both Yderstrom and Stroman have received All-ACC honors in thepast. Stroman was named to the third team in 2011, while Yderstrom earned thirdteam honors last season.

“Morganand Stefanie have been an integral part in the revival of this Miami program,”said UM Head Coach Katie Meier. “Their tenure here has produced the mostsignificant wins in this program’s history and our highest ranking. I am sohappy the ACC coaches recognized their significant impact.”

Stroman,the team leader in scoring (13.0 ppg), rebounding (8.6 rpg), steals (1.8) andblocks (1.2), just recorded her team-leading eight double-double of the season.Her 18 points and 15 rebounds helped secure a fourth-place tie for the Canes inthe conference standings.

The2008 McDonald’s All-American has been outstanding on the court after missingthe second half of last season with an Achilles’ tear. Stroman returned betterthan ever and will leave Miami in the Top 10 of several statistical categories,including rebounds, blocks and steals.

“Morganhas to be the comeback player of the year,” added Meier. “Her resiliency anddetermination after a devastating injury has been inspirational. The fact thather comeback culminates in a First Team All-ACC award is just amazing.”

BothYderstrom and Stroman surpassed the 1,000-point plateau earlier this season.

Yderstromhas reached double-figure scoring in 20 games this season and leads the Caneswith 57 made three-pointers. She has been nearly flawless from the free throwline as well. Her .890 percentage is the best in the ACC and in conferenceplay, that percentage jumped to .925. The Ostertalje, Sweden native has started104 straight games, leads Miami with 2.4 assists per game and is second inscoring at 12.3 points per game.

InFebruary, it was announced that Yderstrom was awarded the 2013 ACCPost-Graduate Scholarship as well as being named to the 2013 Capital OneAcademic All-District Team.

TheBlue Ribbon Panel First and Second Teams were voted on by the league’s BlueRibbon Panel, which consists of national and local media members, as well asschool representatives, while the Head Coaches Honors consist of votes from theleague’s head coaches.

TheACC All-Freshman Teams and Rookie of the Year as selected by both the BlueRibbon Panel and the Head Coaches will be announced Tuesday, March 5.

The36th Annual ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday,March 7, and will conclude with a 2 p.m. championship contest on Sunday, March10. The title game will be televised on ESPN2. All 10 games on Thursday, Fridayand Saturday will be broadcast on the league’s regional sports network (RSN).The entire tournament can also be seen on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.

 

Blue Ribbon Panel All-ACC First Team

Chelsea Gray Junior Guard Duke
Elizabeth Williams Sophomore Center Duke
Leonor Rodriguez Senior Guard Florida State
Alexa Deluzio Senior Guard Florida State
Natasha Howard Junior Guard Florida State
Tyaunna Marshall Junior Guard Georgia Tech
Alyssa Thomas Junior Forward Maryland
Tianna Hawkins Senior Forward Maryland
Morgan Stroman Senior Forward Miami
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt Senior Guard North Carolina
Ataira Franklin Junior Guard Virginia

* due to a tie in voting an extra member was added to the team

Blue Ribbon Panel All-ACC Second Team

Haley Peters Junior Forward Duke
Tricia Liston Junior Guard Duke
Xylina McDaniel Freshman Forward North Carolina
Marissa Kastanek Senior Guard NC State
Chelsea Douglas Junior Guard Wake Forest

Head Coaches All-ACC First Team

Chelsea Gray Junior Guard Duke
Elizabeth Williams Sophomore Center Duke
Leonor Rodriguez Senior Guard Florida State
Alexa Deluzio Senior Guard Florida State
Tyaunna Marshall Junior Guard Georgia Tech
Alyssa Thomas Junior Forward Maryland
Tianna Hawkins Senior Forward Maryland
Morgan Stroman Senior Forward Miami
Stefanie Yderstrom Senior Guard Miami
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt Senior Guard North Carolina
Xylina McDaniel Freshman Forward North Carolina
Marissa Kastanek Senior Guard NC State

* due to a tie in voting two extra members were added to the team

Head Coaches All-ACC Second Team

Tricia Liston Junior Guard Duke
Natasha Howard Junior Guard Florida State
Ataira Franklin Junior Guard Virginia
Lakevia Boykin Senior Guard Wake Forest
Chelsea Douglas Junior Guard Wake Forest

Sixth Player of the Year

Chasity Clayton Senior Forward Florida State