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Hardy Collects Another Honor For 2006-07 Season

Hardy Collects Another Honor For 2006-07 Season

April 26, 2007

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson freshman Lele Hardy has been named to the Young All-America Team, adding another accolade to her impressive list of honors for the 2006-07 season. The Lady Tiger was one of just 13 rookies from across the nation to earn recognition from the website and was one of only two players from the Atlantic Coast Conference to make the team.

Hardy led the ACC with a 3.27 steals per game average after recording 98 for the year. Her theft total set a school freshman record and ranked fourth for a freshman in conference history. She also ranked fifth in the nation for steals per game, the highest national statistical ranking for a Lady Tiger since 1993.

The Spartanburg, SC native was named to the ACC All-Freshman team and was a two-time ACC Rookie-of-the-Week honoree. She started all 30 games last season, averaging 11.6 points and a team-best 6.9 rebounds per game.

Hardy also etched her name in the Clemson annuals for steals by a freshman in a single game when she tallied eight against then-ranked #12 Vanderbilt on Dec. 3.

2006-07 Young All-America Team Jayne Appel, 6-4, C-F, Stanford. Named Pac-10 Conference Freshman of the Year. She averaged 13.2 ppg., 7.5 rpg., and was 29th in the country in field goal percentage (.538).

Tina Charles, 6-4, C, UConn. Selected as the Rookie of the Year. The Rookie of the Year and second team in the Big East Conference, Charles was the only freshman among 52 players selected to the 2007 Kodak All-Region teams. She averaged 12.7 ppg. and 8.2 rpg., while shooting .599, which was fourth best in the country. She set the UConn freshman record for points in a game with 34, and also frosh records for double-doubles (11), rebounds (296) and blocks (81). She was 27th in the country in blocks (2.3 bpg.). Started 32 games.

Donica Cosby, 5-7, G, Arkansas. A unanimous pick on the SEC All-Freshman team. Averaged 11.6 ppg., and 2.0 apg.

Allyssa DeHaan, 6-9, C, Michigan State. Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Averaged 12.5 ppg., and 7.5 rpg. Second in the country in blocked shots (4.4 bpg.), and 40th in field goal percentage (.530). Started 27 games.

Lele Hardy, 5-10, F-G, Clemson. Named to ACC All-Rookie team. Hardy scored 11.6 ppg., and grabbed 6.9 rpg., while handing out 3.1 apg. She was fifth in the country in steals (3.3 spg.). She started in 30 games.

Amber Harris, 6-5, F, Xavier. Selected as Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year. She averaged 16.3 ppg., pulling down 9.0 rpg. Harris blocked 4.0 shots per contest, third best in the country. Started in 33 contests.

Ashley Houts, 5-6, G, Georgia. Houts was named the Newcomer of the Year in the SEC, averaging 9.4 ppg., and 3.1 rpg. She had 3.6 apg., 2.6 steals per outing, and was a starter in 31 games.

Katie Madison, 6-1, C, Idaho. The top-scoring freshman in the country with 19.1 ppg. Madison received the Western Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year award. She also grabbed 8.9 rpg., starting in 27 contests.

Epiphany Prince, 5-9, G, Rutgers. Selected on the Big East All-Rookie team. Prince averaged 12.2 ppg., 4.1 rpg. and 2.8 apg. She started in 30 games for a Scarlet Knight team that was 27-9 and a NCAA Final Four finalist.

Alexis Rack, 5-7, G, Mississippi State. Rack was a unanimous selection on the SEC All-Freshman team. She averaged 10.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg., and 2.3 apg.

Andrea Riley, 5-5, G, Oklahoma State. She was the 2007 Big 12 Conference Rookie of the Year. Riley averaged 12.8 ppg., and 3.1 rpg. She handed out 5.0 assists per outing, which ranked her 32nd in the country. She was a starter in 30 games.

Danielle Wilson, 6-3, C, Baylor. A member of the Big 12 Conference All-Rookie team, Wilson scored 8.4 ppg., and averaged 4.9 caroms per outing. She blocked 2.5 shots per contest, which ranked 20th in the country.

Monica Wright, 5-11, G, Virginia. She was named the ACC Rookie of the Year, starting in 34 contests. Wright averaged 15.1 ppg., 6.0 rpg., and 2.3 spg.