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Dear Fans, On behalf of our respective conferences, we would like to extend a warm welcome to this year’s ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge. Over the past year our offices, in conjunction with our member schools, have worked hard to make this a special and exciting event for the student-athletes, coaches and fans. We think that matching our two conferences’ teams together on the hardwood continues to be a great showcase for both ACC and Big Ten women’s basketball. As dedicated and loyal fans, we sincerely hope you enjoy tonight’s game. There is certainly a rich women’s basketball tradition in both conferences. The 22 teams that are participating in the Challenge have collectively combined for three National Championships, 267 NCAA Tournament appearances, 20 Final Four appearances and 12 National Player of the Year awards. The ACC and Big Ten institutions have a tremendous history of academic and athletic balance, and we are extremely excited to shine the spotlight on what has made both leagues so strong – the student-athletes, coaches and fans.
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Mike Petersen enters the season only 10 wins away from his 100th career victory as the head coach of Wake Forest.
WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS
Michigan head coach Kevin Borseth will earn his 500th NCAA victory this season. He will join three other Big Ten coaches to cross the 500-win mark.
M I C H I G A N W O LV E R I N E S
The Demon Deacons went 7-7 in the ACC in 2009-10, the second-best league record in schoolhistory, and advanced to the ACC Quarterfinals for the second-straight year. Wake also earned an invitation to the Women’s NIT for the secondconsecutive year.
The Wolverines are the lone Big Ten school to remain unbeaten in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Michigan has a 3-0 record in the Challenge. Michigan will continue to be a three-point shooting threat this season and in each of the last three seasons has finished at the top of the Big Ten in threepoint field goals made.
Wake Forest returns four of its five starters from last season and 90.1 percent of the scoring from a year ago. Senior Brittany Waters, the school’s leading returning scorer, is just 122 points shy of becoming the 17th Demon Deacon to record 1,000 career points. Waters scored 33 points vs. Miami (OH) last year, tied for the eighth-most points in a single game in school-history. Sandra Garcia, who played with the Columbian National team this summer, was named to last year’s AllFreshman Team and was tied for the most doubledoubles by a freshman in the league (7).
head coach Mike Petersen
Michigan will continue its stifling defense this season. In each of the last three years the Wolverines have limited their opponents to less than 60 points.
head coach Kevin Borseth
ROSTER No. Name 1 Brooke Thomas 2 Erin Hall 3 Camille Collier 5 Chelsea Douglas 11 Patrice Johnson 15 Kem Wilson 20 Brittany Waters 21 Sandra Garcia 22 Lakevia Boykin 23 Secily Ray 24 Asia Williams 25 Jaymee Carnes 31 Lindsy Wright 33 Mykala Walker
U-M will make at least 10 national television appearances this season, including at least nine games on the Big Ten Network and one game on ESPN2.
ROSTER Pos. G G G G G G F F G G G F C G
No. Name 2 Courtney Boylan 3 Veronica Hicks 4 Jamillya Hardley 11 Sam Arnold 12 Kate Thompson 21 Nya Jordan 24 Jenny Ryan 33 Carmen Reynolds 34 Val Driscoll 44 Rachel Sheffer 54* Kendra Seto
Pos. G G G/F F G F G G/F C/F C/F G/F
*Seto will sit out the 2010-11 season due to NCAA transfer rules
The Spartans have qualified for nine consecutive postseasons, winning 19 postseason games during that span.
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M I C H I G A N S TAT E S P A R TA N S
The Seminoles are coming off one of the best seasons in program history, which featured a first-ever trip to the Elite Eight as well as the second consecutive regular-season co-ACC Championship and the most wins in a season ever (29-6 overall).
F L O R I D A S TAT E S E M I N O L E S
MSU is one of only 14 teams in the country with seven-straight 20-win seasons. Reigning Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year Kalisha Keane was the 21st Spartan to top 1,000 career points.
Florida State has built itself into a consistently strong defensive-minded team as FSU set the school record in 2009-10 for fewest points allowed per game (60.8) – a record that they had previously broken the year before also.
The Spartans have finished second in the Big Ten the last two seasons; the first time in program history that they finished among the top-2 in backto-back seasons. Seniors Kalisha Keane and Brittney Thomas, and junior Lykendra Johnson have earned All-Big Ten honors in each of their seasons with MSU.
head coach Suzy Merchant
head coach Sue Semrau
ROSTER No. Name 1 Jasmine Thomas 3 Porsche` Poole 11 Annalise Pickrel 12 Tracy Nogle 15 Cetera Washington 20 Brittney Thomas 21 Klarissa Bell 22 Bryonna Davis 24 Courtney Schiffauer 30 Lykendra Johnson 32 Kalisha Keane 33 Taylor Alton 40 Madison Williams 50 Jasmine Holmes 54 Kelsey Smith
The Noles will feature a completely new look offensively with the addition of arguably the greatest recruiting class in program history; featuring the nation’s No. 2 prospect in Natasha Howard as well as fellow ESPNU 100 prospects Tay’ler Mingo and Olivia Bresnahan as well as Lauren Coleman.
ROSTER Pos. G G G G F G G G F F F F C G C
No. Name 00 Chasity Clayton 03 Alexa Deluzio 05 Christian Hunnicutt 10 Leonor Rodriguez 12 Courtney Ward 14 Tay’ler Mingo 22 Olivia Bresnahan 32 Lauren Coleman 33 Natasha Howard 34 Chelsea Davis 54 Cierra Bravard
Pos. F G G G G G G F F F F
Courtney Ward returns for her fourth and final season running the point position after breaking the school record for most assists in a season in 200910 with 198; in doing so, she became FSU’s all-time assists leader with 469 dimes in just 101 games. The 2009-10 season marked FSU’s sixth-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament; a streak that is the best in school history.
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After turning in its best record in 16 years and orchestrating one of the biggest turnarounds in the nation last season, Northwestern is poised to turn back-to-back winning campaigns for the first time since 1995.
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TEAM NOTES GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS
Already the Wildcats’ career blocks leader, senior Amy Jaeschke will look to crack the NCAA records book to rank in the top 25 alltime in Division I Spearheaded by her eight three-pointers against Arkansas last season, senior longrange specialist Beth Marshall returns to the court looking to climb NU’s career threepointers made list.
Georgia Tech returns a very experienced roster in 2010-11, including seven upperclassmen, the most since head coach MaChelle Joseph’s 2005-06 roster, which also featured seven upperclassmen. The 10 total returning players have combined to play in 23 NCAA Tournament games.
Head coach Joe McKeown celebrates his 25th year of coaching in 2010-11, which is also the 35th year of basketball at Northwestern. Sophomore Kendall Hackney is looking to build on a successful first-year campaign, earning Big Ten AllFreshmen honors and finishing second on the team in scoring and rebounding with 9.2 ppg and 5.2 rpg, respectively.
The Yellow Jackets have won at least 20 games in four straight seasons, including a program-best 23 games last season, matching a mark set in 1977-78, prior to Tech joining the ACC. The team has also earned an unprecedented four consecutive NCAA Tournament bids.
head coach Joe McKeon
head coach MaChelle Joseph
ROSTER No. Name 2 Dannielle Diamant 3 Beth Marshall 4 Kendall Hackney 12 Allison Mocchi 14 Meghan McKeown 20 Meshia Reed 21 Anna Cole * 22 Amy Jaeschke 23 Inesha Hale 24 Maggie Mocchi 25 Brittany Orban 31 Mylan Woods 32 La’Terria Taylor 34 Tailor Jones 40 Kate Popovec *
Tech also returns 74 percent of its scoring from a year ago when it recorded 65.8 points a contest. Alex Montgomery is the team returning scorer at 11.9 points a game after returning from an ACL tear and was named to the All-ACC third team and the 2010 ACC Sixth Player of the Year.
ROSTER Pos. F/C G F G G G C C G G F G/F G G F
No. Name 1 Dawnn Maye 2 Mo Bennett 3 Sharena Taylor 5 Metra Walthour 10 Danielle Hamilton-Carter 11 Sandra Hasahya-Ngoie 12 Frida Fogdemark 13 Erica Thompson 14 LaQuananisha Adams 15 Tyaunna Marshall 22 Alex Montgomery 23 Deja Foster 24 Shayla Bivins 32 Chelsea Regins 44 Jasmine Blain 45 Sasha Goodlett
* Will redshirt 2010-11 season due to NCAA transfer rules
Pos. G G G G F F G/F G C G G/F G C F G/F C
Though the Yellow Jackets lost Brigitte Ardossi, who started all 33 games as a senior and played in a school record 130 games over her career, Tech returns seven players that started at least one game and six that started at least 10.
Head coach Kellie Harper begins her second season at NC State. Harper has four straight 20-win seasons and has made three NCAA appearances in six seasons as a head coach.
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N C S TAT E W O L F P A C K
Third-year head coach Jolette Law guided the 2009-10 Fighting Illini to a 19-15 overall record. Illinois fell to top-seeded Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament and then advanced to the quarterfinals of Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).
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NC State returns three starters off last year’s squad that finished with a 20-14 record and made an NCAA appearance. The Wolfpack has won 20 or more games three of the last four seasons and 22 times overall.
Illinois is one of just seven Division I teams in the country without a senior on its roster heading into the 2010-11 season, joining Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Murray State, Oral Roberts, Purdue and Rutgers.
Headlining the returnees is Marissa Kastanek, who was named the 2010 ACC Freshman of the Year. NC State made 164 3-pointers last year and this season could break the school record of 194 set in 1995. Senior Brittany Strachan led the ACC in 3-point shooting last year at 41.9 percent, and Kastanek made a team-leading 65 3-pointers as a freshman. Junior Bonae Holston became the first sophomore to lead NC State in both scoring (12.1) and rebounding (6.3) since the 2001 season. She enters the season one point shy of her career 700th point.
The Illini return three starters from last year’s squad in junior Lydia McCully, sophomore Karisma Penn and sophomore Kersten Magrum. Penn averaged 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game and was a Big Ten All-Freshman team selection last year.
head coach Kellie Harper
head coach Jolette Law
No. Name Pos. 00 Amber White G 01 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman G 03 Kim Durham G 04 Tia Bell F 05 Breezy Williams F 10 Devin Griffin G 11 Emili Tasler G 20 Lakeesa Daniel F/C 21 Brittany Strachan F 22 Bonae Holston F 23 Marissa Kastanek G 25 Kelsie Lliteras F 44 Kody Burke F 52 Hanna Halteman C
No. Name 00 Karisma Penn 2 Centrese McGee 11 Eboni Mitchell 12 Lydia McCully 20 Alexis Burke 21 Macie Blinn 24 Adrienne GodBold 34 Lana Rukavina 42 Amber Moore 44 Kersten Magrum
Pos. F G G G F G G F G F
A pair of top-100 recruits join the Fighting Illini this year as Alexis Burke and Centrese McGee will both don the Orange and Blue. Burke is a 5-11 small forward from Bainbridge, Ga., who was ranked No. 50 by HoopGurlz and No. 56 by Blue Star. McGee is a 5-8 guard from Calumet City, Ill., who was ranked No. 86 by Blue Star and No. 126 by HoopGurlz. Coach Law welcomes Michael Peck and Usha Gilmore to the staff this year as assistant coaches, joining second-year assistant Lisa Cermignano.
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Head coach Joanne P. McCallie enters her fourth year at Duke. She became the first NCAA Division I Head Coach to be named conference coach of the year in four different leagues and the first coach to lead teams to conference championships in four different leagues. Duke is coming off winning its first ACC Championship under McCallie and the sixth ACC title in school history. Duke claimed the 2010 ACC Tournament title with a 70-60 victory over NC State in the Greensboro Coliseum. It was the sixth ACC championship for the Blue Devil women, but their first since winning five straight from 2000-04. The Blue Devils posted an 8-4 record against ranked opponents in 2009-10, and were listed in the top 25 of the AP poll for 206-straight weeks, which marks the longest current streak in the ACC and is third nationally. The Blue Devils welcome the No. 1 ranked recruiting class in the nation and the best class in the history of the Duke women’s basketball program.
DUKE BLUE DEVILS
Wisconsin advanced to the NCAA tournament in 2010, its first appearance in the post season classic since 2002 and its seventh overall.
The Badgers won 21 games in 2009-10, the eighth 20plus win season in program history and the second under Coach Lisa Stone. Alyssa Karel became the 20th UW player to record 1,000 career points at the end of the 2010 season. The 5-7 guard has been the Badgers’ leading scorer the last two seasons.
head coach Joanne P. McCallie
The Badgers ranked 24th nationally in scoring defense last season, allowing just 56.2 points per game.
head coach Lisa Stone
ROSTER No. Name 3 Shay Selby 4 Chloé Wells 5 Jasmine Thomas 12 Chelsea Gray 13 Karima Christmas 15 Richa Jackson 24 Kathleen Scheer 32 Tricia Liston 33 Haley Peters 34 Krystal Thomas 43 Allison Vernerey 44 Janeé Johnson
Wisconsin tied for third in the 2010 Big Ten regular season standings with a 10-8 record, its best finish under Stone. The Badgers also advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament.
ROSTER Pos. G G G G G/F F G/F G G/F C C F
No. Name 00 Jade Davis 2 Taylor Wurtz 3 Emily Neal 4 Tara Steinbauer 5 Morgan Paige 23 Ashley Thomas 24 Tiera Stephen 30 Alyssa Karel 33 Lin Zastrow 34 Jada Buggs 40 Anya Covington 43 Cassie Rochel
Pos. G G G F G. F G G F G/F F F/C
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Iowa returns all five starters from last year’s team. The Hawkeyes also return all but one player who logged significant minutes during the 2009-10 season.
TEAM NOTES N O R T H C A R O L I N A TA R H E E L S
Head Coach Lisa Bluder has led the Hawkeyes to seven NCAA Tournament appearances in her 10 years at Iowa, including the last three years in a row. Kachine Alexander was chosen for both the “Wade Watch” and Wooden Award watch lists during the preseason. Alexander was an Associated Press and WBCA All-American last year, averaging a double-double (16 points and 10.4 rebounds). The Hawkeyes return the top two three-point shooters in the Big Ten in junior Kamille Wahlin and sophomore Jaime Printy. In Big Ten games only, Wahlin led the conference with 2.59 three-pointers per game while Printy was second with 2.56. The Hawkeye roster includes six players from the state of Iowa and four from Minnesota.
One of four NCAA women’s basketball coaches to reach the 800-win mark, Sylvia Hatchell enters her 25th season at North Carolina and 36th overall with a career record of 831-294. Carolina welcomes back 2008 ACC Sixth Player of the Year and 2009 ACC All-Defensive Team member Jessica Breland for the 2010-11 season. Breland, who missed the entire 2009-10 season while undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, averaged 14.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game during her junior season of 2008-09.
head coach Lisa Bluder
head coach Sylvia Hatchell
ROSTER No. Name 2 Kamille Wahlin 3 Kalli Hansen 4 Megan Considine 11 Trisha Nesbitt 12 Morgan Johnson 20 Kelly Krei 21 Kachine Alexander 22 Kelsey Cermak 23 Theairra Taylor 24 Jaime Printy 31 Hannah Draxten 32 Jade Rogers
UNC also brings back 85.7 percent of its scoring and 83.7 percent of its rebounding from a year ago. The Tar Heels return their top seven scorers and top six rebounders from the 2009-10 squad.
ROSTER Pos. G F G G C F G F G G G/F F
No. Name 01 She’la White 02 Latifah Coleman 04 Candace Wood 05 Nicole Powell 15 Shannon Smith 20 Chay Shegog 21 Krista Gross 22 Cetera DeGraffenreid 32 Waltiea Rolle 33 Laura Broomfield 44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt 50 Italee Lucas 51 Jessica Breland
Pos. G G G G G F/C G G F/C F G G F
Carolina’s senior class of Jessica Breland, Italee Lucas and Cetera DeGraffenreid each enter 2010-11 with over 1,000 career points. This marks the first time in school history three seniors on the same team enter their final season as members of the 1,000-point club.
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The Lady Lions returned to the postseason for the first time in five years with a WNIT berth last season.
P E N N S TAT E L A D Y L I O N S
The Eagles will be led by three seniors – Carolyn Swords, Stefanie Murphy and Jaclyn Thoman. The trio will lead a very young squad including one sophomore, two transfer students and five freshmen.
BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES
Sophomore guard Alex Bentley was an All-Big Ten third team selection and unanimous Big Ten All-Freshman team choice last season after finishing in the Top 10 in the Big Ten in assists, assist-to-turnover ratio and field goal percentage. The Lady Lions’ 17 overall wins and eight conference wins last year are the most by a Penn State team since the 2004-05 campaign. The 2004-05 squad was 19-11 overall and 13-3 in Big Ten play. Senior guard Julia Trogele enters her final season in the blue and white ranked fifth in school history in career free throw percentage with an 81.3% mark. Center Nikki Greene became just the second freshman in school history to register 50 or more blocks. The sophomore’s 55 rejections last season are also ninth on Penn State’s single-season list.
The combination of Carolyn Swords and Stefanie Murphy are back to compete in their final season at BC. The 6-foot-6 center and 6-foot-4 forward are the most prolific frontcourt players in program history. They have combined for over 2,000 points and just over 1,500 rebounds.
head coach Coquese Washington
head coach Sylvia Crawley
ROSTER No. Name 5 Talia East 11 Julia Trogele 12 Zhaque Gray 15 Renee Womack 20 Alex Bentley 23 Ariel Edwards 24 Mia Nickson 25 Gizelle Studevent 33 Maggie Lucas 40 Marisa Wolfe 54 Nikki Greene
Senior Carolyn Swords returns after being named All-ACC first team last season. She is a preseason Wade Trophy candidate and on the verge of breaking a number of records at Boston College. The senior has led the country in field goal percentage the last two seasons.
ROSTER Pos. F/C G/F G G G F F G G F F/C
No. Name 01 Alyssa Fressle 03 Tessah Holt 10 Kerri Shields 11 Jaclyn Thoman 20 Shayra Brown 21 Kristen Doherty 30 Carolyn Swords 31 Tiffany Ruffin 32 Stefanie Murphy 33 Korina Chapman 45 Katie Zenevitch
Pos. G G G G G G/F C G F F F/C
The Eagles six freshmen includes highly regarded guard Kristen Doherty, forward Katie Zenevitch and point guard Tiffany Ruffin, along with Korina Chapman and Shayra Brown. The class was ranked No. 12 by ESPN HoopGurlz and No. 14 by Blue Star Basketball. Coach Sylvia Crawley is entering her third season at Boston College and has a 30-27 record. Crawley has also led the Eagles to win over ranked teams such as No. 6 Duke, No. 8 FSU and No. 21 UNC.
Virginia is coming off of its third-consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, a 21-10 overall record and a third-place finish in the ACC in 2009-10.
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Ohio State has won a record six consecutive Big Ten regular season championships and 13 overall. No Big Ten team – men’s or women’s – had ever won six straight prior to the Buckeyes last season.
O H I O S TAT E B U C K E Y E S
Head coach Debbie Ryan enters her 34th season on the Virginia sidelines. The 2008 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee owns 720 victories and last year registered her 23rd career 20-win season. The Cavaliers lost first team All-American, ACC Player of the Year, ACC Defensive Player of the Year and WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year Monica Wright. Wright graduated as Virginia’s all-time leading scorer (2,540 points) and the thirdhighest scorer in the history of the ACC. Fifth-year seniors Paulisha Kellum and Jayna Hartig return to the program for their final seasons. Kellum is chasing the 1,000-point career mark and averaged 5.9 points and 2.0 rebounds per game last season. Hartig, meanwhile, earned the team’s Unsung Hero Award at the conclusion of last year. Junior Chelsea Shine was the team’s secondleading scorer in 200910, averaging 8.0 points per game. Shine headlines four returning starters for the season.
The Buckeyes have advanced to a school-record eight straight NCAA Tournaments. The Buckeyes entered the 2010-11 season having been ranked 115 consecutive weeks in the Associated Press Top 25.
head coach Debbie Ryan
head coach Jim Foster
ROSTER No. Name 01 China Crosby 02 Whitny Edwards 03 Paulisha Kellum 04 Simone Egwu 05 Erinn Thompson 10 Kelsey Wolfe 14 Lexie Gerson 15 Ariana Moorer 21 Jazmin Pitts 23 Ataira Franklin 30 Telia McCall 32 Jayna Hartig 34 Britny Edwards 50 Chelsea Shine
Ohio State returns all five starters from a team that won a school-record 31 games in 2009-10. All-American and three-time Big Ten player of the year Jantel Lavender became the first Ohio State player to reach 2,000 points in her junior season. Last season All-Big Ten point guard Samantha Prahalis became the first NCAA Division I player in 10 years to average at least 16.0 points and 8.0 assists.
ROSTER Pos. G G G C F/C G G G F G F F F F
No. Name 3 Amber Stokes 4 Tayler Hill 12 Alison Jackson 15 Aleksandra Dobranic 21 Samantha Prahalis 22 Darryce Moore 23 Martina Ellerbe 25 Amy Scullion 32 Brianna Sanders 33 Ashley Adams 40 Brittany Johnson 42 Jantel Lavender 43 Sarah Schulze 50 Emilee Harmon
Pos. G G G C G C F G G C G C F F
Ohio State has recorded 169 wins over the last six full seasons – the sixthmost among NCAA Division I teams. They also have the seventh-best winning percentage (.841) during that span.
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Head coach Brenda Frese is quickly approaching her 200th win as a Maryland Terrapin, with just three wins separating her from the milestone (197-73). She will have reached the milestone faster than any other women’s basketball coach in the school’s history.
The Boilermakers rank sixth nationally in total wins in the last 15 seasons behind Connecticut, Tennessee, Duke, Louisiana Tech and Old Dominion.
Coach Sharon Versyp has led Purdue to two NCAA Elite Eight appearances (2007, 2009) and two Big Ten Tournament championships (2007, 2008) in her four years at her alma mater.
Maryland earned its sixth straight 20-plus win season, helping to continue the longest streak in program history. The run also includes two 30-plus win seasons. Maryland extended the school’s home court winning streak to 48, a record that spans the books of both men’s and women’s basketball. The Terrapins boast the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation, bringing in top talent in Whitney Bays, Natasha Cloud, Alicia DeVaughn, Laurin Mincy and Alyssa Thomas. Junior Lynetta Kizer is on pace to hit 1,000 points after averaging 419 points the last two years. She currently has 838. Maryland continues to hold all top nine of the top 10 ACC game attendance records. In 2009-10 they led in home attendance numbers for the fourth straight year with another 100,000-plus number.
head coach Brenda Frese
head coach Sharon Versyp
ROSTER No. Name 01 Laurin Mincy 02 Dara Taylor 05 Essence Townsend 10 Anjalé Barrett 11 Natasha Cloud 12 Lynetta Kizer 13 Alicia DeVaughn 14 Yemi Oyefuwa 21 Tianna Hawkins 22 Kim Rodgers 24 Diandra Tchatchouang 25 Alyssa Thomas 32 Whitney Bays
The Boilermakers have four players who were named Miss Basketball as seniors in high school: Brittany Rayburn (Indiana), KK Houser (Nebraska), Sam Ostarello (South Dakota) and Courtney Moses (Indiana). Additionally, coach Versyp was Indiana Miss Basketball in 1984 and assistant coach Ukari Figgs was Kentucky Miss Basketball in 1995.
ROSTER Pos. G G C G G C C C F G F F F
No. Name 2 Antionette Howard 5 Brittany Rayburn 15 Courtney Moses 20 Dee Dee Williams 22 KK Houser 24 Drey Mingo 32 Sam Ostarello 40 Chelsea Jones 41 Alex Guyton 43 Chantel Poston 52 Ashley Wilson 54 Samantha Woods
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Pos. G/F G G G G F F C F G F F
Purdue does not have a senior on this year’s roster, but the junior class boasts six members: Alex Guyton, Antionette Howard, Chelsea Jones, Drey Mingo, Brittany Rayburn and Samantha Woods. Two players on Purdue’s roster used to play in the ACC. Redshirt juniors Antionette Howard transferred to Purdue from Florida State and Drey Mingo played two seasons at Maryland.
Jori Davis will end her career at Indiana University as one of the Hoosiers’ all-time leading scorers.
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Itoro Coleman became Clemson’s fifth head coach in program history, succeeding Cristy McKinney, who coached the Tigers for five seasons. Coleman, a 2000 graduate of Clemson, was on two ACC Championship teams as a player during her career. She spent the past three seasons at Penn State.
The Hoosiers return seven veterans and welcome seven newcomers. Jori Davis was one of the top-five scorers in the Big Ten as a junior. Seniors Jori Davis, Whitney Lindsay and Andrea McGuirt serve as the 2010-11 IU Women’s Basketball team captains.
The Tigers will have to replace 44 percent of their scoring from a season ago, including the loss of second-team All-ACC guard Lele Hardy. However, the team returns four of their top five scorers, led by Shaniqua Pauldo and Sthefany Thomas.
IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her fifth year at the helm of the Hoosier program.
head coach Felisha Legette-Jack
head coach Itoro Coleman
ROSTER No. Name 1 Alisha Goodwin 10 Andrea McGuirt 11 Andrea Newbauer 12 Kristiana Stauere 14 Hope Elam 20 Whitney Lindsay 21 Danilsa Andujar 22 Sasha Chaplin 24 Aulani Sinclair 30 Andrea Wensits 32 Jori Davis 34 Georgie Jones 44 Simone Deloach 55 Milika Taufa
Sthefany Thomas, the returning career leader in points, will take aim at the 1,000 point plateau as she needs 267 to reach the milestone.
ROSTER Pos. G G G C F G F F F F G C F F
No. Name 03 Bryelle Smith 05 Serena Clark 10 Kirstyn Wright 12 Quinyotta Pettaway 22 Sthefany Thomas 23 Chancie Dunn 24 Jasmine Tate 31 Lindsey Mason 32 Kelia Shelton 33 Lindsay Welker 34 Morgan McMinn 44 Shaniqua Pauldo
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Pos. G G/F G F/C G G F F/C G F G/F C
Lele Hardy finished her career with 398 steals, which ranks her 21st on the all-time NCAA Division-I list. In her career, she recorded more than 1,500 points and 900 rebounds despite her 5-11 frame. Coleman will have at least five new players on the roster to start the season - four freshmen and one transfer student-athlete.
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Beth Dunkenberger begins her seventh season as the head coach of the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team after guiding the Hokies to postseason appearances in three of her first six seasons. Dunkenberger needs just one win in order to reach No. 100 while leading the Hokies. The 2010-11 Virginia Tech Hokies will have 10 underclassmen. For the second consecutive season, the Hokies will have five freshmen on the roster. The freshmen class was ranked 28th nationally by HoopGurlz. com and includes three ESPN 100 players (No. 54 Monte Tellier, No. 88 Latorri Hines-Allen, No. 97 Nia Evans. Brittany Gordon and Shanel Harrison need 27 and 28 blocks, respectively, to enter the Top 10 in career blocks. Nikki Davis set new Virginia Tech women’s basketball program records for free throws attempts (18, at Miami) and free throws made (14 at Miami) in a single game. Davis also set the school record for assists in a league contest with 11 against UNC. The 16th game of 201011 season with be the 1,000th in the 35-year history of the program.
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Minnesota has averaged 20.6 wins per season over head coach Pam Borton’s first eight years with the Golden Gophers. Borton entered the 2010-11 season just eight wins shy of becoming Minnesota’s all-time winningest women’s basketball coach. The Gophers are 1-2 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge games, having lost at Virginia Tech (68-62) in 2007, defeated Boston College (80-60) in 2008, and lost at Maryland (66-45) last season.
head coach Beth Dunkenberger
Senior captain Kristen Dockery is the lone Minnesota player who was on the Gophers’ roster for the 2007 ACC/Big Ten Challenge game versus Virginia Tech, but she did not play in that game.
head coach Pam Borton
ROSTER No. Name 02 Abby Redick 03 Aerial Wilson 11 Kyani White 12 Nikki Davis 13 Alyssa Fenyn 20 Nia Evans 21 Brittni Montgomery 22 Porschia Hadley 23 Brittany Gordon 31 Monet Tellier 32 Taylor Ayers 33 Shanel Harrison 42 Elizabeth Basham 43 Latorri Hines-Allen
Minnesota is 1-1 in its history versus Virginia Tech, losing to the Hokies as part of the inaugural ACC/Big Ten Challenge, and posting a 70-56 win at Williams Arena during 2004-05.
ROSTER Pos. F G G G G F F F/C C G C G F F
No. Name 2 China Antoine 5 Kionna Kellogg 11 Leah Cotton 15 Micaëlla Riché 21 Sari Noga 22 Kristen Dockery 25 Katie Loberg 30 Kiara Buford 34 Shonté Clay 41 Brianna Mastey 43 Nicole Mastey 45 Jackie Voigt 55 Amber Dvorak
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Pos. G F G F G F F G F G F F C
The Gophers are 9-12 alltime against teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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