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Bone Named to All-Region Team by WBCA

From Texas A&M Athletic's Department:

Bone Named to All-Region Team by WBCA

 ATLANTA – Texas A&M junior Kelsey Bone was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region Team announced today. The WBCA All-Region nominees are eligible to be selected for the 2013 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team.  The selection committee will select the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team from these 52 candidates.

 Bone was named the SEC Tournament MVP last week following Texas A&M's first ever SEC Tournament title. In the three games at The Arena at Gwinnett Center last week Bone nearly averaged a double-double with 13.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in victories over No. 14 South Carolina, No. 9 Tennessee and No. 7 Kentucky. On the year, Bone averaged 16.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Bone's 559 points this season are the fifth highest total in program history and her 318 rebounds rank third.

 The selection committee uses an equation to determine a fair number of nominees from each region. The number of Division I institutions in each region is divided by the number of Division I institutions overall to determine a percentage for each region.  This percentage is then multiplied by 52 (the total number of desired finalists) to get the number of finalists for each region.

 The 2013 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team will be announced at 1:10 p.m. CT Saturday April 6, during NCAA® Women's Final Four® Super Saturday festivities in New Orleans Arena.

 Bone and the Aggies will face 14th-seeded Wichita State (24-9) in the first round of the Norfolk Regional to be held on Saturday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised regionally on ESPN2. The winner will move on to the second round and meet either 6th-seeded Nebraska (23-8) or 11th-seeded Chattanooga (29-3) on Monday, March 25 at 8:30 p.m. (CT). All three games will be held at Reed Arena.

 The All-Region honorees are as follows: 

Region 1

       

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Anna Martin

DePaul

Sr.

G

5-9

Sugar Rodgers

Georgetown

Sr.

G

5-11

Niveen Rasheed

Princeton

Sr.

G

6-0

Nadirah McKenith

St. John's

Sr.

G

5-7

Shenneika Smith

St. John's

Sr.

G

6-1

Stefanie Dolson

Connecticut

Jr.

C

6-5

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis

Connecticut

So.

G

6-0

Shoni Schimmel

Louisville

Jr.

G

5-10

Natalie Achonwa

Notre Dame

Jr.

G

6-3

Skylar Diggins

Notre Dame

Sr.

G

5-9

Kayla McBride

Notre Dame

Jr.

G

5-11

Andrea Smith

South Florida

Sr.

G

5-8

         

Region 2

       

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Chelsea Gray

Duke

Jr.

G

5-11

Elizabeth Williams

Duke

So.

C

6-3

Tyaunna Marshall

Georgia Tech

Jr.

G

5-9

Elena Delle Donne

Delaware

Sr.

G/F

6-5

Tianna Hawkins

Maryland

Sr.

F

6-3

Alyssa Thomas

Maryland

Jr.

F

6-2

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt

North Carolina

Sr.

G

5-10

         

Region 3

       

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Theresa Plaisance

Louisiana State

Jr.

F

6-5

Kelsey Bone

Texas A&M

Jr.

F/C

6-4

Jasmine Hassell

Georgia

Sr.

F

6-2

A'dia Mathies

Kentucky

Sr.

G

5-9

Bashaara Graves

Tennessee

Fr.

F/C

6-2

Meighan Simmons

Tennessee

Jr.

G

5-9

Tiffany Clarke

Vanderbilt

Sr.

F

6-0

         

Region 4

       

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Crystal Bradford

Central Michigan

So.

G/F

6-0

Jerica Coley

Florida International

Jr.

G

5-8

Courtney Osborn

Miami (Ohio)

Sr.

G

5-10

Ebony Rowe

Middle Tennessee State

Jr.

F

6-1

Keena Mays

Southern Methodist

Jr.

G

5-7

Naama Shafir

Toledo

Sr.

G

5-7

         

Region 5

       

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Brittney Griner

Baylor

Sr.

C

6-8

Odyssey Sims

Baylor

Jr.

G

5-8

Hallie Christofferson

Iowa State

Jr.

F

6-3

Brittany Chambers

Kansas State

Sr.

G

5-8

Toni Young

Oklahoma State

Sr.

F

6-2

Angel Goodrich

Kansas

Sr.

G

5-4

Aaryn Ellenberg

Oklahoma

Jr.

G

5-7

         

Region 6

       

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Tayler Hill

Ohio State

Sr.

G

5-10

Alex Bentley

Penn State

Sr.

G

5-7

Maggie Lucas

Penn State

Jr.

G

5-10

Rachel Banham

Minnesota-Twin Cities

So.

G

5-9

Jordan Hooper

Nebraska

Jr.

F

6-2

         

Region 7

       

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Courtney Clements

San Diego State

Sr.

G

6-0

Chelsea Hopkins

San Diego State

Sr.

G

5-8

Katie Baker

Montana

Sr.

F

6-0

Chaundra Sewell

Wyoming

Sr.

F

6-1

         

Region 8

       

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Chiney Ogwumike

Stanford

Jr.

F

6-3

Gennifer Brandon

California

Jr.

F

6-2

Layshia Clarendon

California

Sr.

G

5-9

Chucky Jeffery

Colorado

Sr.

G

5-10

 

About the WBCA:

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 as a sport for women and girls. For more information on the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.

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