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Polk, Wheeler Named to All-Region Team
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/14/2005
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ATLANTA, Ga. - Arizona junior center Shawntinice Polk and senior guard Dee-Dee Wheeler have been named finalists for the 2005 NCAA Division I Kodak/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-America Basketball Team. The duo are two of 48 finalists for the 10-member team. This is the third such honor for Polk and the first for Wheeler.


Joining Polk and Wheeler from Region 8, which includes member schools from the Pac-10, Big West and West Coast Conferences, are Nikki Blue of UCLA, Cathrine Kraayeveld of Oregon, Kristen Mann of UC Santa Barbara and Candice Wiggins of Stanford.


The Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team will be announced on April 2 at a press conference at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind.


WBCA member coaches of the Kodak/WBCA All-America Selection Committee in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions select the Kodak/WBCA All-America Team. The NCAA Division I Kodak/WBCA All-America Finalists are listed below by region:


Region 1
Name Institution Yr. Pos. Ht.
Jacqueline Batteast Notre Dame Sr. F 6-2
Meg Bulger West Virginia So. G 6-1
Megan Duffy Notre Dame Jr. G 5-7
Anna Monta?±ana George Washington Sr. F 6-1
Cappie Pondexter Rutgers Sr. G 5-9
Ann Strother Connecticut Jr. G 6-2
Region 2
Monique Currie Duke Jr. G/F 6-1
Shay Doron Maryland So. G 5-9
Shareese Grant Old Dominion Sr. G 5-8
Roneeka Hodges Florida State Sr. G 5-11
Tamara James Miami Jr. F 5-10
Ivory Latta North Carolina So. G 5-6
Region 3
Seimone Augustus Louisiana State Jr. G 6-1
Ashley Earley Vanderbilt Sr. F 5-10
Shyra Ely Tennessee Sr. F 6-2
Tasha Humphrey Georgia Fr. F 6-3
Temeka Johnson Louisiana State Sr. G 5-3
Tan White Mississippi State Sr. G 5-7
Region 4
Ryan Coleman Eastern Michigan Sr. G 5-8
Jazz Covington Louisville So. C/F 6-3
Jessica Dickson South Florida So. F 5-11
Kate Endress Ball State Sr. G/F 6-1
Sandora Irvin Texas Christian Sr. F 6-3
Khara Smith DePaul Jr. F 6-2
Region 5
Steffanie Blackmon Baylor Sr. F 6-2
Dionnah Jackson Oklahoma Sr. G 5-9
Tiffany Jackson Texas So. F 6-3
Anne O’Neil Iowa State Sr. G 5-11
Sophia Young Baylor University Jr. F 6-1
Kendra Wecker Kansas State Sr. F 5-11
Region 6
Jessica Davenport Ohio State So. C 6-5
Janel McCarville Minnesota Sr. C 6-2
Tiffany Mor Wisconsin-Green Bay Sr. F 6-1
Liz Shimek Michigan State Jr. F 6-1
Jess Strom Penn State Sr. G 5-7
Tanisha Wright Penn State Sr. G 5-11
Region 7
Tasha Crain Louisiana Tech Jr. G 5-7
Janielle Dodds Southern Methodist Fr. F 6-3
Ashley Elliott Wyoming Sr. G 5-7
Julie Gjertsen Weber State Sr. G 5-10
Kim Smith Utah Jr. F 6-1
Shona Thorburn Utah Jr. G 5-10
Region 8
Nikki Blue UCLA Jr. G 5-8
Cathrine Kraayeveld Oregon Sr. F 6-4
Kristen Mann UC Santa Barbara Sr. F 6-2
Shawntinice Polk Arizona Jr. C 6-5
Dee-Dee Wheeler Arizona Women's Basketball
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