Stanford tri-captains — junior Nneka Ogwumike, senior Kayla Pedersen and senior Jeanette Pohlen were among the 40 finalists to be considered for the State Farm Coaches’ All-America Basketball Team, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Wednesday.
Stanford is one of two teams, along with Notre Dame, to have three candidates named among the finalists. A total of nine schools had at least two candidates.
The Cardinal trio will lead Stanford into Saturday’s regional semifinal matchup against No. 14 North Carolina at 8:30 p.m. from Spokane Arena. Stanford is just two wins away from a fourth consecutive Final Four appearance after winning its 63rd straight home game in Monday’s win over St. John’s.
The 40 finalists will be voted on by WBCA-member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions. The State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team will be announced at 6 a.m. Pacific time on Saturday, April 2 in Indianapolis, site of the 2011 Women’s Final Four.
Here are the 40 finalists:.
Daniell Adam, Texas A&M, Sr.
Kacine Alexander, Iowa, St.
LaSondra Barrett, LSU, Jr.
Kelsey Bolte, Iowa State, Sr.
Cierra Bravard, Florida State, Jr.
Skylar Diggine, Notre Dame, Soph.
Victoria Dunlap, Kentucky, Sr.
Dawn Evans, James Madison, Sr.
Brittney Griney, Baylor, Soph.
Keisha Hampton, DePaul, Jr.
Amber Harris, Xavier, Sr.
Tiffany Hayes, Connecticut, Sr.
Celeste Hoewisch, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sr.
Adrienne Johnson, Louisia Tech, Sr.
Glory Johnson, Tennessee, Jr.
Shenise Johnson, Miami-Fla., Jr.
Kalisha Keane, Michigan State, Sr.
Jantel Lavender, Ohio State, Sr.
Alex Montgomery, Georgia Tech, Sr.
Maya Moore, Connecticut, Sr.
Natalie Novosel, Notre Dame, Jr.
Nneka Ogwumike, Stanford, Jr.
Kayla Pedersen, Stanford, Sr.
Devereaux Peters, Notre Dame, Sr.
Porsha Phillips, Georgia, Sr.
Ta’Shia Phillips, Xavier, Sr.
Jeanette Pohlen, Stanford, Sr.
Lauren Prochaska, Bowling Green, Sr.
Samantha Quigley, DePaul, Sr.
Elizabeth Repella, West Virginia, Sr.
Angel Robinson, Marquette, Sr.
Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma, Sr.
Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown, Soph.
Odyssey Sims, Baylor, Fresh.
Shekinna Stricklen, Tennesee, Jr.
Carolyn Swords, Boston College, Sr.
Jasmine Thomas, Duke, Sr.
Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga, Sr.
Tyra White, Texas A&M, Jr.
Raquna Williams, Miami-Fla, Jr.
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