Oct. 24, 2008
The Atlantic Coast Conference held its annual Women’s Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. Clemson Head Coach Cristy McKinney and senior guard Tasha Taylor attended as the Lady Tigers’ representatives. McKinney addressed her team’s youth and her expectations for the upcoming season, while Taylor answered questions relating to her injury recovery as well as how the team is shaping up for her senior campaign.
Click on the links below to view free video footage from the event on ACC Select.
Morning Session | Afternoon Session | ACC Administration
Note: The Clemson interviews were held during the afternoon session.
The conference’s preseason poll, as voted on by the newly formed Blue Ribbon Panel, was released on Wednesday morning. North Carolina was picked as the favorite to win the ACC. Clemson was ninth in the preseason rankings. The Blue Ribbon Panel, beginning in the 2008-09 season, consists of national and local media members, as well as school representatives. In addition to the league’s preseason poll, the panelists will vote on weekly honors and postseason All-Conference teams.
2008-09 Predicted Order of Finish 1. North Carolina (15) 2. Maryland (11) 3. Duke (14) 4. Virginia (2) 5. Florida State 6. Georgia Tech 7. Boston College 8. NC State 9. Clemson 10. Virginia Tech 11. Miami 12. Wake Forest
2008-09 Preseason All-ACC Team Chante Black, Duke Marissa Coleman, Maryland Rashanda McCants, North Carolina Kristi Toliver, Maryland Monica Wright, Virginia
Preseason Player of the Year: Kristi Toliver, MarylandPreseason Rookie of the Year: Lynetta Kizer, Maryland
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