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Press Release :: Women's Basketball Coaches Association

For Immediate Release March 12, 2007

Contact: Summer McKesson Manager of Communications 770.279.8027 ext. 112 smckesson@wbca.org

The Oklahoma Eiffel Tower takes WBCA February National Player of the Month The University of Oklahoma’s Courtney Paris selected WBCA National Player of the Month for second time this season. ATLANTA, Ga. - The University of Oklahoma’s (OU) sophomore center and scoring sensation Courtney Paris, has been named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) National Player of the Month for February. Paris receives the honor for the second time this season and fourth time in her career. Paris’ maniacal scoring and tenacious defense impacted the Sooners’ (23-4, 13-3) five game win streak for the month. Paris’ 29 points, 17 rebounds and three blocked shots per game average capped an OU 6 – 1 record in February. The monthly onslaught opened with a 41-point and 19-rebound performance against state rival Oklahoma State University. It concluded with her 55th straight double-double against Baylor while leading her team to a share of the Big 12 regular season team title. The Sooners are currently ranked #11 in the USA TODAY ESPN Division I Top 25 Coaches' Poll. Paris continues to lead the Big 12 Conference and OU in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots. She is ranked in the top four in the nation in all three statistical categories, averaging 24 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks per game. Paris is among the 29 players selected as preseason candidates for the 2007 State Farm Wade Watch. Last season, the sophomore center was named to the 2006 Kodak/WBCA All-America Team. She became the first player in NCAA history to record 700 points, 500 rebounds and 100 blocks in one season. She now holds the Big 12 record for points in one season, passing Edwina Brown of Texas. Paris captured Big 12 honors being named to the All-Big 12 First Team, All-Big 12 Freshman Team and All-Big 12 Defensive Team. In addition, Paris was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year and Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Also nominated: Ashley Underwood, Maine (America East); Kamesha Hairston, Temple (Atlantic 10); Lindsey Harding, Duke (Atlantic Coast Conference); Alysha Clark, Belmont (Atlantic Sun); Angel McCoughtry, Louisville (Big East); Natalie Doma, Idaho State (Big Sky); Kelli Darden, Radford (Big South); Kemie Nkele, UC Riverside (Big West); Tyresa Smith, Delaware (Colonial Athletic); Carmen Guzman, UAB (Conference USA); Erica Davis, Yale (Ivy League); Shaunna Ambrose, Niagara University (Metro Atlantic); Carrie Moore,Western Michigan (Mid-American); Elisha Turek, Oral Roberts (MidContinent) Amber Bland, North Carolina A&T (Mid-Eastern Athletic); Carlai Moore, Southern Illinois (Missouri Valley); Dani Wright, Brigham Young (Mountain West); Chinata Nesbit, Robert Morris http://www.wbca.org/releases/FebruaryPOM2007.html

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University (Northeast) Joi Scott, Murray State (Ohio Valley); Devanei Hampton, University of California (Pacific-10); Carly Meyer, Navy (Patriot League); Candace Parker, Tennessee (SEC); Shelita Burns, Jackson State University (Southwestern Athletic); Crystal Kelly, Western Kentucky (Sun Belt); Stephanie Hawk, Gonzaga (West Coast); Shan Moore, Louisiana Tech (Western Athletic). *WBCA National Player of the Month is based on achievements during the respective month for nomination. All nominations must come from the conference office and the player’s head coach must be a member of the WBCA. Founded in 1981, the WBCA promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game in all of its aspects as a sport for women and girls. For more information about the WBCA, please visit WBCA.org.

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http://www.wbca.org/releases/FebruaryPOM2007.html

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WBCA :: Press Release

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Press Release :: Women's Basketball Coaches Association

Contact: Summer McKesson Manager of Communications 770.279.8027 ext. 112 smckesson@wbca.org

For Immediate Release March 22, 2007

Goestenkors Garners Coach of the Year Honor ATLANTA, Ga. - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has selected Gail Goestenkors of Duke University as the 2007 Russell Athletic/WBCA National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Coach of the Year. This year marks the 25th year that this accolade has been presented, which has been selected by the WBCA since 1983. “Gail Goestenkors has earned her keep amongst such a wonderful group of coaches at the NCAA Division I level,” said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. “I would like to congratulate Gail for being named the 2007 Russell Athletic/WBCA National NCAA Division I Coach of the Year.” In 15 years at Duke University, Gail Goestenkors has escorted the Blue Devils from relative obscurity to national prominence. Goestenkors has accomplished feats that no other women’s basketball coach in school history has been able to achieve. She tallied a 396-98 record and is on pace to become the quickest ACC coach to register 400 wins. Goestenkors has guided the Blue Devils to four NCAA Women’s Final Four appearances over the last eight years and five ACC Tournament crowns. Goestenkors has done one of her best coaching jobs of her career in 2006-2007 as the Blue Devils are ranked Number 1 nationally in the USA TODAY ESPN Top 25 Coaches’ Poll with a spotless regular season record. Duke became the first ACC team and only the 14th in NCAA history to finish the regular season undefeated. She also led Duke to its seventh straight 30-win season, an unprecedented mark and NCAA record. Gail has also received WBCA Coach of the Year accolades in 2003 and last year was named the recipient of the Carol Eckman Award. "Russell Athletic is proud to support the winners of the WBCA Coach of the Year Awards. Just like these individuals, for those who have what it takes on the inside, Russell has what it takes on the outside,” said Chris Passarell, Senior Director of Marketing, Russell Athletic. Goestenkors is one of six Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coaches of the Year selected, which also names winners for each of the other four WBCA collegiate divisions (NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and JC/CC) as well as High School. The winner is selected through a two-level process. The first level is by region, in which coaches from each WBCA geographical region vote for their respective top coach. Goestenkors, having received the most votes in WBCA Region 2, advanced as a finalist to the national level of the selection process along with the other seven Regional Coaches of the Year in NCAA Division I. The WBCA would also like to recognize the following regional Division I Coaches of the Year:

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Coach Geno Auriemma Pat Summitt Curt Miller Rick Insell Sharon Versyp Gordy Presnell Tara VanDerveer

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Institution University of Connecticut University of Tennessee, Knoxville Bowling Green State University Middle Tennessee State University Purdue University Boise State University Stanford University

Goestenkors and the national winners from the other five divisions will be honored at the Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year Luncheon presented by AstraZeneca on Monday, April 2, 2007, at 12:00 p.m. (ET) in the Crowne Plaza’s Grand Ballroom. The luncheon is part of the 2007 WBCA National Convention, held in conjunction with the NCAA® Women's Final Four® in Cleveland, Ohio. About Russell Athletic For more than 100 years, Russell Athletic has been designing and producing the most innovative, most comfortable apparel to help athletes at all levels perform their best. From the youth practice fields, to premier collegiate teams, to the most respected professional arenas, whenever you see athletes and teams who demand the highest quality, exceptional durability, and extreme comfort, you’ll find Russell Athletic. Founded in 1981, the WBCA promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game in all of its aspects as a sport for women and girls. For more information about the WBCA, please visit WBCA.org.

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http://www.wbca.org/releases/DICOY2007.html

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Press Release :: Women's Basketball Coaches Association

For Immediate Release January 23, 2007

Contact: Summer McKesson WBCA Manager of Communications 770.279.8027 ext. 112

Four New Players to Join the 2006-2007 "Wade Watch" Each of these student-athletes contends for The State Farm Wade Trophy NCAA Division I Player of the Year ATLANTA, Ga. - The State Farm Wade Trophy Committee decided unanimously to add Baylor University’s Bernice Mosby, Duke University’s Abby Waner, Middle Tennessee State University’s Chrissy Givens, and the University of California – Berkley’s Ashley Walker to the State Farm 20062007 Wade Watch List. The four will be added to the list of twenty-five players who were selected during the preseason. “I concur with the committee’s decision and believe that all four players are on track to be considered for the 2007 State Farm Wade Trophy,” said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. “It will be exciting to see who steps up over the next few weeks among these 29 standout players to become this year’s State Farm Wade Trophy recipient.” The four players have been added due to their consistent play through midseason. Baylor senior, Bernice Mosby, leads the Bears, averaging 18.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Along with nine double-doubles on the year, Mosby’s .496 field goal and .773 free throw percentage has placed her among the Big 12 Conference’s top four in scoring. Mosby’s play has helped the Bears to a 16-3 overall record and an idle ranking in the USA TODAY ESPN Division I Top 25 Coaches' Poll. Abby Waner, Duke University, averages 14.3 points per game at midseason, leading the USA TODAY ESPN Division I Top 25 Coaches' Poll number one ranked Blue Devils (20-0, 5-0). Waner is strong at the free throw line, averaging over 80 percent this season. The sophomore joins senior teammates, Allison Bales and Lindsey Harding, on the State Farm Wade Watch List. Senior Chrissy Givens of MTSU joins the list averaging 22.0 points per game. Her scoring ranks first on the team and second in the Sun-Belt Conference. As a result of her 50 percent shooting and sixtytwo steals, the Blue Raiders (17-3, 9-0) remain steady in the USA TODAY ESPN Division I Top 25 Coaches' Poll. Cal’s Ashley Walker is having a sensational sophomore season hitting over 55 percent of her shots, giving her a 17.8 points per game average. Walker has tallied six double-doubles, while helping the Golden Bears (15-4, 6-3) retain their ranking in the USA TODAY ESPN Division I Top 25 Coaches' Poll. Her collective 8.6 rebounds per game, shot accuracy and double-digit scoring ranks her in the top three in three different statistical categories in the Pac-10.

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The renowned “Wade Watch” list for the State Farm Wade Trophy is comprised of student-athletes who are members of an NCAA Division I institution and are selected based on the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability. The national awards committee who selects these candidates is comprised of leading basketball coaches, journalists and basketball administrators. With the four additions, the list now totals 29 players with the Atlantic Coast Conference leading the way with nine (9). The Pacific-10 following behind with five (5) and the Southeastern Conference in close with four (4). The Big East and Big 12 follow with three (3). The Big Ten and the Sun Belt Conference each have two (2) with Conference USA having one (1) player represented. Founded in 1981, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association promotes women’s basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game in all of its aspects as a sport for women and girls. For more information about the WBCA, please visit www.WBCA.org.

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http://www.wbca.org/releases/2006-2007WadeWatchAdditionsPressRelease-Jan.07.html

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