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Clemson’s Stokes Named Region All-American

CLEMSON, SC-Clemson women’s basketball player, Lakeia Stokes was named to the Region 2 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Eastman Kodak Company All-American team.

Once selected, all finalists are considered for Kodak/WBCA All-America Team honors. WBCA head coach members from each of the eight WBCA geographical regions determine finalists.

Stokes leads Clemson in scoring (17.0 ppg.) rebounding (6.8), assists (100), and steals (70). She is the only player in the ACC to be ranked in the top 10 in these five statistical categories: scoring, rebounding, assists, blocked shots, and steals.

Entered Clemson’s top 25 career list for most points scored this season and is now in 22nd place with 958 points. She is on track to be the first Clemson player ever to lead the team in scoring, rebounding, and assists in the same season

Finalists for the NCAA Division I Kodak/WBCA All-America Team are listed below by region.

Region 1 Jacqueline Batteast University of Notre Dame Jr. F 6’2″ Rebekkah Brunson Georgetown University Sr. F 6’3″ Amber Jacobs Boston College Sr. G 5’8″ Cathy Joens George Washington University Grad G 5’11” Cappie Pondexter Rutgers University Jr. G 5’9″ Diana Taurasi University of Connecticut Sr. G 6’0″ Region 2 Alana Beard Duke University Sr. G/F 5’11” Kaayla Chones North Carolina State University Sr. C 6’3″ Katie Feenstra Liberty University Jr. C 6’8″ Camille Little University of North Carolina Fr. F 6’1″ Lakeia Stokes Clemson University Sr. G/F 6’0″ Iciss Tillis Duke University Sr. F 6’5″ Region 3 Seimone Augustus Louisiana State University So. G/F 6’1″ Shameka Christon University of Arkansas Sr. G/F 6’1″ Shyra Ely University of Tennessee Jr. F 6’2″ Vanessa Hayden University of Florida Sr. C 6’4″ Christi Thomas University of Georgia Sr. F/C 6’5″ Le’Coe Willingham Auburn University Sr. F 6’0″ Region 4 Sandora Irvin Texas Christian University Jr. F 6’3″ Chandi Jones University of Houston Sr. G 5’10” Sara Nord University of Louisville Sr. PG 5’4″ Casey Rost Western Michigan University Jr. G 5’9″ Charlene Smith DePaul University Jr. G 5’7″ Khara Smith DePaul University So. F 6’1″ Region 5 Tera Bjorklund University of Colorado Sr. Post 6’5″ Nicole Ohlde Kansas State University Sr. Post 6’4 Heather Schreiber University of Texas Jr. F 6’2″ Stacy Stephens University of Texas Sr. Post 6’1″ Evan Unrau University of Missouri Sr. F 6’1″ Kendra Wecker Kansas State University Jr. F 5’11” Region 6 Kari Koch Southwest Missouri State University So. G 5’8″ Kelly Mazzante Penn State University Sr. G 6’0″ Janel McCarville University of Minnesota Jr. C 6’2″ Maria Viall University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Sr. C 6’3″ Lindsay Whalen University of Minnesota Sr. G 5’9″ Shereka Wright Purdue University Sr. F 5’10” Region 7 Amisha Carter Louisiana Tech University Sr. F 6’1″ Trina Frierson Louisiana Tech University Sr. F 6’2″ RanDee Henry University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jr. F 6’1″ Sherry McCracklin University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jr. F 6’2″ Kathleen Nygaard Eastern Washington University Sr. F 6’2″ Kim Smith University of Utah So. F 6’1″ Region 8 Emily Faurholt University of Idaho So. Post 5’11” Ebony Hoffman University of Southern California Sr. F/C 6’2″ Kristen Mann University of California, Santa Barbara Jr. F 6’2″ Giuliana Mendiola University of Washington Sr. G 5’11” Shawntinice Polk University of Arizona So. C 6’5″ Nicole Powell Stanford University Sr. G/F 6’2″

“This year’s finalists are an incredibly talented group of players,” said WBCA CEO, Beth Bass. “They are also special because they are being considered for the 30th Anniversary Kodak/WBCA All-America Team. I am excited to see who will be selected as our final ten.”

“Kodak has proudly sponsored the Kodak Women’s All-America Basketball Team for 30 years,” said Bud Denker, Director & VP of Brand & Market Development at Kodak. “Kodak recognizes the accomplishments of young athletes and the positive recognition they bring to their school by displaying their talents on the basketball floor.”

The NCAA Division I Kodak/WBCA All-America Women’s Basketball Team will be announced during the Kodak/WBCA All-America Team Press Conference at the New Orleans Hyatt on Saturday, April 3 at 9:45 a.m. For further information or media credentials, please contact Tilea Coleman at (770) 279-8027, ext. 112.

Founded in 1981, the WBCA promotes women’s basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as an amateur sport for women and girls. For additional information about the WBCA, please visit WBCA.org.

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