Former Forest Park All-Met Monica Wright of the Virginia (Lady) Cavaliers is named first team All-American by the US Basketball Writers Association:
There are seven first-time All-America selections this season, including Charles and Ogwumike: Alysha Clark of Middle Tennessee, Victoria Dunlap of Kentucky, Kelsey Griffin of Nebraska, Jasmine Thomas of Duke and Monica Wright of Virginia. Dunlap, Griffin and Wright are the first players ever selected to the USBWA Women’s All-America Team from their respective schools since the association began naming a team during the 1996-97 season.
Following is the complete list of 2009-10 USBWA women’s honors:
Jayne Appel, Stanford (F/C, 6-4, Sr., Pleasant Hill, Calif.)
Tina Charles, Connecticut (C, 6-4, Sr., Jamaica, N.Y.)
Alysha Clark, Middle Tennessee (F, 5-10, Sr., Mt. Juliet, Tenn.)
Victoria Dunlap, Kentucky (F, 6-1, Jr., Nashville, Tenn.)
Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska (F, 6-2, Sr., Eagle River, Alaska)
Jantel Lavender, Ohio State (C, 6-4, Jr., Cleveland, Ohio)
Maya Moore, Connecticut (F, 6-0, Jr., Lawrenceville, Ga.)
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford (F, 6-2, So., Cypress, Texas)
Jasmine Thomas, Duke (G, 5-9, Jr., Fairfax, Va.)
Monica Wright, Virginia (G, 5-11, Sr., Woodbridge, Va.)
Oakton High’s Jasmine Thomas was also named- her 29 points led the Lady Blue Devils past San Diego State to advance to the Elite Eight.