Shareese Grant Finalist for Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team

March 14, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 14, 2005

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Senior guard Shareese Grant (Va. Beach, Va.) has been announced as one of 48 finalists for NCAA Division I Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team. Grant, Old Dominion's leading scorer and a three-time Colonial Athletic Association MVP, is now in the running for selection to the 10-member Kodak/WBCA All-America Team.

Grant, a 2005 First Team All-CAA selection, is averaging a team-best 15.0 points per game. She earned her third CAA MVP distinction last weekend as she helped the Lady Monarchs claim its 14th straight CAA title by pouring in a career-high 35 points in ODU's victory in the CAA finale over Delaware.

The Lady Monarchs (22-8) are heading into the NCAA Tournament this weekend. The 11th seeded Lady Monarchs will take on #6 Virginia in Williams Arena on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. (EST) on ESPN 2.

Finalists are the following:

Region 1
Jacqueline Batteast University of Notre Dame Senior Forward 6-2
Meg Bulger West Virginia University Sophomore Guard 6-0
Megan Duffy University of Notre Dame Junior Guard 5-7
Anna Montañana George Washington University Senior Forward 6-1
Cappie Pondexter Rutgers University Senior Guard 5-9
Ann Strother University Connecticut Junior Guard 6-2

Region 2
Monique Currie Duke University Junior G/F 6-0
Shay Doron University of Maryland Sophomore Guard 5-9
Shareese Grant Old Dominion University Senior Guard 5-8
Roneeka Hodges Florida State University Senior Guard 5-11
Tamara James University of Miami Junior Forward 5-10
Ivory Latta University of North Carolina Sophomore Guard 5-6

Region 3
Seimone Augustus Louisiana State University Junior Guard 6-1
Ashley Earley Vanderbilt University Senior Forward 5-10
Shyra Ely University of Tennessee Senior Forward 6-2
Tasha Humphrey University of Georgia Freshman Forward 6-3
Temeka Johnson Louisiana State University Senior Guard 5-3
Tan White Mississippi State University Senior Guard 5-7

Region 4
Ryan Coleman Eastern Michigan University Senior Guard 5-8
Jazz Covington University of Louisville Sophomore C/F 6-3
Jessica Dickson University of South Florida Sophomore Forward 5-11
Kate Endress Ball State University Senior G/F 6-0
Sandora Irvin Texas Christian University Senior Forward 6-3
Khara Smith DePaul University Junior Forward 6-2

Region 5
Steffanie Blackmon Baylor University Senior Forward 6-2
Dionnah Jackson University of Oklahoma Senior Guard 5-9
Tiffany Jackson University of Texas Sophomore Forward 6-3
Anne O'Neil Iowa State University Senior-RS Guard 5-11
Sophia Young Baylor University Junior Forward 6-1
Kendra Wecker Kansas State University Senior Forward 5-11

Region 6
Jessica Davenport Ohio State University Sophomore Center 6-5
Janel McCarville University of Minnesota Senior Center 6-2
Tiffany Mor University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Senior Forward 6-1
Liz Shimek Michigan State University Junior Forward 6-1
Jess Strom Penn State University Senior Guard 5-7
Tanisha Wright Penn State University Senior Guard 5-11

Region 7
Tasha Crain Louisiana Tech University Junior Guard 5-7
Janielle Dodds Southern Methodist University Freshman Forward 6-3
Ashley Elliott University of Wyoming Senior Guard 5-7
Julie Gjertsen Weber State University Senior Guard 5-10
Kim Smith University of Utah Junior Forward 6-1
Shona Thorburn University of Utah Junior Guard 5-10

Region 8
Nikki Blue UCLA Junior Guard 5-8
Cathrine Kraayeveld University of Oregon Senior Forward 6-4
Kristen Mann University of California - Santa Barbara Senior Forward 6-2
Shawntinice Polk University of Arizona Junior Center 6-5
Dee-Dee Wheeler University of Arizona Senior Guard 5-6
Candice Wiggins Stanford University Freshman Guard 5-11

The Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team for NCAA Division I will be announced at the Kodak/WBCA All-America Team press conference at the Westin Hotel on April 2, 2005 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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