Postseason ACColades Roll in for Women's Basketball Student-Athletes
April 4, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina's Erlana Larkins and Maryland's Crystal Langhorne and Kristi Toliver led the Atlantic Coast Conference in postseason accolades, as all three were named to the AP All-America Second Team and the US Basketball Writers' Association (USBWA) All-America team. Seven more ACC student-athletes earned AP honorable mention.
Langhorne and Toliver spearheaded a Terrapin run to the Elite Eight. Langhorne - the ACC Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year - poured in a team-best 17.3 points and 9.4 boards per game. With the honor, Langhorne became the first three-time All-American in Maryland basketball history. Toliver also had a stand-out year, as she broke the ACC's single-season assists record with 275 while averaging a league-best 7.43 helpers per game. Toliver was a major scoring threat as well, proven by a 35-point outburst in the Terps' loss to Stanford. She averaged 17.1 ppg on the season.
Larkins led the Tar Heels to an Elite Eight appearance after leading the team to an undefeated conference season. The Wade Trophy finalist, ACC Tournament MVP, and three-time First Team All-ACC honoree concluded her career as the only player in conference history to amass 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 300 assists, 200 steals and 100 blocks.
Three ACC student-athletes were also invited to the WNBA Pre-Draft Camp, held April 4-5 at the University of Tampa. They include 2008 Women's Three-Point Shooting Contest winner Chioma Nnamaka (Georgia Tech), Wanisha Smith (Duke) and Sharnee Zoll (Virginia).
Crystal Langhorne - Maryland
WNBA Pre-Draft Camp Invitees
Chioma Nnamaka - Georgia Tech