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Maya Moore becomes four-time AP All-American

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Connecticut star Maya Moore has joined former Oklahoma standout Courtney Paris as the only four-time Associated Press All-American women’s basketball players.

‘It’s really special and something that I’m sure I will really appreciate more when I look back on it years from now,’ said Moore, who was a unanimous choice by the 39-member national media panel for the third straight year. ‘I’ve been blessed to have had really good teammates to play with over my career.’

Huskies Coach Geno Auriemma added: ‘You take the points she’s scored, rebounds, steals, you add it all up, you would be hard pressed to find somebody who’s had a better career than that at Connecticut or anywhere else for that matter.’

Baylor’s Brittney Griner, Stanford’s Jeanette Pohlen, Texas A&M’s Danielle Adams and Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender are the other first-team players.

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UCLA‘s Jasmine Dixon and USC‘s Briana Gilbreth were honorable mentions.

2010-11 AP women’s All-America teams

First team

Maya Moore, Connecticut, 6-0, senior, Lawrenceville, Ga., 22.3 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 4.1 apg, 52.2 fg pct., 2.2 steals (39 first-team votes, 195 points)

Brittney Griner, Baylor, 6-8, sophomore, Houston, 23.1 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 55 fg pct, 4.7 blocks (38, 193)

Jantel Lavender, Ohio State, 6-4, senior, Cleveland, 22.8 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 54.8 fg pct. (17, 142)

Danielle Adams, Texas A&M, 6-1, senior, Kansas City, Mo., 22.7 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 48.5 fg pct (15, 136)

Jeanette Pohlen, Stanford, 6-0, senior, Brea, Calif., 14.6 ppg, 90.4 ft pct., 4.8 apg (18, 123)

Second team

Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma, 5-9, senior, San Jose, Calif., 18.3 ppg, 5.1 apg, 87.9 ft pct. (12, 108)

Amber Harris, Xavier, 6-4, senior, Indianapolis, 18.7 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 52.5 fg pct. (10, 108)

Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga, 5-8, senior, Kent, Wash., 19.6 ppg, 10.2 apg (11, 98)

Nnemka Ogwumike, Stanford, 6-2, junior, Cypress, Texas, 16.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 57.6 fg pct. (6, 88)

Jasmine Thomas, Duke, 5-9, senior, Fairfax, Va., 15 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.4 apg, 2.3 steals (5, 88)

Third team

Shekinna Strickland, Tennessee, 6-2, junior, Morrilton, Ark., 12.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 49.1 fg pct. (10, 82)

Shenise Johnson, Miami, 5-11, junior, Henrietta, N.Y., 19.6 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 48.8 fg pct. (5, 78)

Victoria Dunlap, Kentucky, 6-1, senior, Nashville, 17 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 3 steals (0, 36)

Ta’Shia Phillips, Xavier, 6-6, senior, Indianapolis, 16.1 ppg, 12.4 rpg, 60.5 fg pct. (1, 33)

Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame, 5-9, sophomore, South Bend, Ind., 14.2 ppg, 4.8 apg, 4.1 rpg (0, 30)

Honorable mention

Kachine Alexander, Iowa; Angie Bjorklund, Tennessee; Kelsey Bolte, Iowa State; Jessica Breland, North Carolina; Cierra Brevard, Florida State; Kourtney Brown, Buffalo; Sydney Colson, Texas A&M; Jasmine Dixon, UCLA; Elena Delle Donne, Delaware; Dawn Evans, James Madison; Shante Evans, Hofstra; Briana Gilbreth, Southern Cal.

Keisha Hampton, DePaul; Tiffany Hayes, Connecticut; Courtney Hurt; Virginia Commonwealth; Ify Ibukwe, Arizona; Amy Jaeschke, Northwestern; Jessica Jenkins, Hampton; Adrienne Johnson, Louisiana Tech; Melissa Jones, Baylor; Kalisha Keane, Michigan State; Kevi Luper, Oral Roberts.

Deirdre Naughton, DePaul; Yinka Olorunnife, Idaho; Kayla Pedersen, Stanford; Jaime Printy, Iowa; Jence Rhoads, Vanderbilt; Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown; Odyssey Sims, Baylor; Meighan Simmons, Tennessee; Carolyn Swords, Boston College; Riquna Williams, Miami.

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-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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