April 2, 2008
WACO, Texas -
Baylor Lady Bear basketball players Angela Tisdale and Rachel Allison were selected as honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press it was announced Tuesday.
Tisdale, a 5-7 senior point guard, averaged a team-leading 16.4 points a game in her final season at Baylor. She also led the team in free throw percentage (.811) and assists (107). The Austin, Texas, native's free throw percentage led the Big 12 Conference and she was the league's fifth-ranked scorer. Tisdale finished her Baylor career as the program's assist leader with 493 and ranks No. 13 on the all-time scoring list with 1,373. She was a Wooden Award and State Farm/WBCA All-America finalist as well as earning All-Big 12 first-team and State Farm/WBCA All-Region recognition.
Allison, a 6-1 junior post, ranked second on the team in scoring (13/1) and led the squad in rebounding with 8.5 a game and in steals with 51. She ranked No. 3 in the league in rebounding and 17th in scoring. The first-team All-Big 12 selection was also named to the league's All-Defensive team and was also on the Naismith Trophy's midseason list.
The tandem joins four other Lady Bears who previously were named AP All-America: 2002 - Danielle Crockrom (HM), 2005 - Sophia Young (2nd team), Steffanie Blackmon (3rd team), 2006 - Sophia Young (1st team), 2007 - Bernice Mosby (HM)
A complete listing of the AP All-America awards follow:
Candace Parker, Tennessee, 6-4, Junior
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma, 6-4, Junior
Candice Wiggins, Stanford, 5-11, Senior
Sylvia Fowles, LSU, 6-6, Senior
Maya Moore, Connecticut, 6-0, Freshman
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland, 6-2, Senior
Erlana Larkins, North Carolina, 6-1, Senior
Angel McCoughtry, Louisville, 6-1, Junior
Kristi Toliver, Maryland, 5-7, Junior
Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State, 5-11, Sophomore
Amber Holt, Middle Tennessee State, 6-0, Senior
Renee Montgomery, Connecticut, 5-7, Junior
Leilani Mitchell, Utah, 5-5, Senior
Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers, 5-9, Sophomore
Tina Charles, Connecticut, 6-4, Sophomore
(In alphabetical order)
Charel Allen, Notre Dame; Rachel Allison, Baylor; Jolene Anderson, Wisconsin; Matee Ajavon, Rutgers; Jayne Appel, Stanford; Kimberly Beck, George Washington; Chante Black, Duke; Shannon Bobbitt, Tennessee; DeWanna Bonner, Auburn; Essence Carson, Rutgers; Kristi Cirone, Illinois State; Marissa Coleman, Maryland; Kimberly Dietz, Kansas State; Janelle Dodds, SMU; Natalie Doma, Idaho State; Robyn Fairbanks, Utah Valley State; Claire Faucher, Portland State; A'Quonesia Franklin, Texas A&M; Devanei Hampton, California; Laura Harper, Maryland; Tasha Humphrey, Georgia; Charde Houston, Connecticut; Briann January, Arizona State; Crystal Kelly, Western Kentucky; Natasha Lacy, UTEP; Jantel Lavender, Ohio State; Jeomi Maduka, Cornell; Jackie McFarland, Colorado; Lindsey Pluimer, UCLA; LaToya Pringle, North Carolina; Allie Quigley, DePaul; Adrianne Ross, TCU; Olayinka Sanni, West Virginia; Jenna Smith, Illinois; Takia Starks, Texas A&M; Angela Tisdale, Baylor; Ashley Walker, California; Marcedes Walker, Pittsburgh; Abby Waner, Duke; Morgan Warburton, Utah; Khadijah Whittington, N.C. State; Tierre Wilson, Fresno State; Monica Wright; Virginia; Tamera Young, James Madison; Hannah Zavecz, Wyoming.