Old Dominion's Lucienne Berthieu Makes Regional Cut As WBCA Announces Finalists for NCAA Division I Kodak Women's All-America Basketball Team

March 12, 2000
By ODU Athletics
Atlanta, Georgia (Mar. 12) - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), in cooperation with Eastman Kodak Company, announced the finalists today for the 2000 NCAA Division I Kodak Women's All-America Basketball Team.

Old Dominion junior center Lucienne Berthieu (Rennes, France) is one of six finalist from District 2. Berthieu, who has missed the last seven games for the Lady Monarchs, leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 17.6 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Berthieu is also shooting a team-leading 62% from the field.

Recently, Berthieu was named the CAA Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, after sharing the honor with former teammate Mery Andrade. She was named to the All-CAA first team as she has led the conference in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage for a majority of the season.

The 48 finalists, who are voted upon by WBCA member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical districts, are now in the running for selection to the 10-member Kodak All-America Team. Finalists are the following:

District 1

Svetlana Abrosimova 		Jr. 	6'2" 		Forward 	Connecticut
Shea Ralph 			Jr. 	6'0" 		Guard 		Connecticut
Ruth Riley 			Jr. 	6'5" 		Center 		Notre Dame
Cal Bouchard 			Sr. 	5'7" 		Guard 		Boston College
Shawnetta Stewart 		Sr. 	5'10" 		Guard 		Rutgers
Diana Caramanico 		Jr. 	6'2" 		Forward 	Pennsylvania
Jess Zinobile 			Sr. 	6'0" 		Forward 	St. Francis (Pa.)

District 2

Summer Erb 			Sr. 	6'6" 		Center 		NC State
Georgia Schweitzer 		Jr. 	6'0" 		Guard 		Duke
Lucienne Berthieu 		Jr. 	6'2" 		Forward 	Old Dominion
LaQuanda Barksdale 		Jr. 	5'11" 		Forward 	North Carolina
Schuye LaRue 			Fr. 	6'3" 		Forward 	Virginia
Svetlana Volnaya 		Jr. 	6'1" 		Forward 	Virginia

District 3

Tamika Catchings 		Jr.	6'1" 		Forward 	Tennessee
Kelly Miller 			Jr. 	5'10" 		Guard 		Georgia
Semeka Randall 			Jr. 	5'10" 		Guard 		Tennessee
LaToya Thomas 			Fr. 	6'2" 		Forward/Guard 	Mississippi State
Leslie McElrath 		Jr. 	6'0" 		Forward 	Georgia State
Deana Nolan 			Jr.	6'0" 		Guard/Forward 	Georgia

District 4
Dawn Zerman 			Sr. 	5'7" 		Point Guard 	Kent State University
Tiffany Bell 			Jr. 	6'2" 		Center 		Buffalo
Shelsea Erving 			Sr. 	6'0" 		Forward 	Western Michigan
Cheryl Bowles 			Jr. 	6'4" 		Center 		Akron
Janet Holt 			So. 	6'0" 		Forward 	Tennessee Tech
Diane Seng 			Sr. 	6'2" 		Center 		Tennessee Tech

District 5

Edwina Brown 			Sr. 	5'10" 		Guard/Forward 	Texas
Grace Daley 			Sr. 	5'8" 		Guard 		Tulane
Tamicha Jackson 		Sr. 	5'6" 		Guard 		Louisiana Tech
Phylesha Whaley 		Sr. 	5'10" 		Forward 	Oklahoma
Lynn Pride 			Sr. 	6'2" 		Guard/Forward 	Kansas
Betty Lennox 			Sr. 	5'8" 		Guard 		Louisiana Tech

District 6

Tauja Catchings			Sr. 	6'1" 		Forward/Guard 	Illinois
Helen Darling 			Sr. 	5'7" 		Point Guard 	Penn State
Katie Douglas 			Jr. 	6'1" 		Guard/Forward 	Purdue
Andrea Garner 			Sr. 	6'3" 		Center 		Penn State
Jackie Stiles 			Jr. 	5'8" 		Guard 		SW Missouri State
Stacey Thomas 			Sr. 	5'10" 		Forward 	Michigan

District 7

Raylene Howard 			Sr. 	5'11" 		Guard 		Hawaii
Linda Froelich 			So. 	6'2" 		Forward 	UNLV
Karlin Kennedy 			Sr. 	6'1" 		Forward 	Southern Methodist
Jill Adams 			Sr. 	6'3" 		Center 		Brigham Young
Marla Brumfield 		Sr. 	5'9" 		Guard 		Rice
D'Dra Rucker 			Jr. 	5'11" 		Guard 		Southern Methodist

District 8

Maylana Martin 			Sr. 	6'3" 		Forward 	UCLA
Erin Buescher 			Jr. 	6'3" 		Guard 		Santa Barbara
Tracy Morris 			Sr. 	6'2" 		Forward 	St. Mary's
Alli Nieman 			Sr. 	6'1" 		Forward 	Idaho
Rhonda Smith 			Sr. 	6'8" 		Center 		California State
Shaquala Williams 		So. 	5'6" 		Guard 		Oregon

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