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Jordan Hooper earned first-team WBCA All-Region 6 honors.
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          Release: 03/15/2012
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Hooper Earns Spot on WBCA All-Region Team

Lincoln - Nebraska sophomore Jordan Hooper earned one of five spots on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-Region 6 Team announced on Thursday.

Hooper, a 6-2 forward from Alliance, Neb., joined fellow first-team All-Big Ten performers Samantha Prahalis (Ohio State), Tayler Hill (Ohio State) and Alex Bentley (Penn State), and Green Bay's Julie Wojta on the all-region squad.

Hooper ranked third in the Big Ten in scoring and led the conference in rebounding, averaging 19.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game for the 24-8 Huskers. She helped lead Nebraska to a final No. 17 national ranking by the Associated Press.

Hooper, who was the only sophomore on the All-Region 6 team, earned one of 52 spots nationally among the eight WBCA regions. Her first-team all-region status makes her eligible for 2012 WBCA All-America honors. Hooper was already one of 33 candidates for the Wade Trophy as the WBCA's National Player of the Year. She is also a Naismith Trophy candidate.

Nebraska earned a No. 6 seed in this weekend's NCAA Tournament and will face 11th-seeded Kansas on Sunday, March 18 in Little Rock, Ark. Two Jayhawks, Carolyn Davis and Angel Goodrich, earned spots on the WBCA All-Region 5 Team. 

The All-Region honorees are as follows:

Region 1

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Shey Peddy

Temple University

Sr.

G

5-7

Skylar Diggins

University of Notre Dame

Jr.

G

5-9

Natalie Novosel

University of Notre Dame

Sr.

G

5-11

Devereaux Peters

University of Notre Dame

Sr.

F

6-2

Shoni Schimmel

University of Louisville

So.

G

5-10

Bria Hartley

University of Connecticut

So.

G

5-7

Tiffany Hayes

University of Connecticut

Sr.

G

5-10

Nadirah McKenith

St. John's University

Jr.

G

5-7

Shenneika Smith

St. John's University

Jr.

G

6-1

Da'Shena Stevens

St. John's University

Sr.

F

6-1

Sugar Rodgers

Georgetown University

Jr.

G

5-11

Anna Martin

DePaul University

Jr.

G

5-9

Region 2

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Chay Shegog

University of North Carolina

Sr.

C

6-5

Shenise Johnson

University of Miami

Sr.

G

5-11

Riquna Williams

University of Miami

Sr.

G

5-6

Alyssa Thomas

University of Maryland

So.

G

6-2

Chelsea Gray

Duke University

So.

G

5-11

Elizabeth Williams

Duke University

Fr.

C

6-3

Elena Delle Donne

University of Delaware

Jr.

F

6-5

Region 3

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Christina Foggie

Vanderbilt University

So.

G

5-9

Glory Johnson

University of Tennessee

Sr.

F

6-3

A'dia Mathies

University of Kentucky

Jr.

G

5-9

Anne Marie Armstrong

University of Georgia

Jr.

G

6-3

Jasmine Hassell

University of Georgia

Jr.

F

6-2

Jennifer George

University of Florida

Jr.

F

6-1

LaSondra Barrett

Louisiana State University

Sr.

F

6-2

Region 4

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Jasmine Lee

University of Memphis

Sr.

F

6-2

Courtney Osborn

Miami University

Jr.

G

5-10

Tavelyn James

Eastern Michigan

Sr.

G

5-7

Alexis Rogers

Bowling Green State University

So.

F

6-1

Ebony Rowe

Middle Tennessee State University

So.

F

6-1

Jerica Coley

Florida International University

So.

G

5-8

Region 5

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Carolyn Davis

University of Kansas

Jr.

C

6-3

Angel Goodrich

University of Kansas

Sr.

G

5-4

Tyra White

Texas A&M University

Sr.

G

6-0

Chelsea Poppens

Iowa State University

Jr.

F

6-2

Brittney Griner

Baylor University

Jr.

C

6-8

Odyssey Sims

Baylor University

So.

G

5-8

Destiny Williams

Baylor University

Jr.

F

6-1

Region 6

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Jordan Hooper

University of Nebraska

So.

F

6-2

Alex Bentley

Penn State University

Jr.

G

5-7

Tayler Hill

Ohio State University

Jr.

G

5-10

Samantha Prahalis

Ohio State University

Sr.

G

5-7

Julie Wojta

Univ. of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Sr.

F

6-0

Region 7

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Katie Bussey

Montana State University

Sr.

G

5-8

Courtney Clements

San Diego State University

Jr.

G

6-0

Ashlee Brown

Utah State University

Sr.

F

6-0

Devyn Christensen

Utah State University

Jr.

G

5-6

Region 8

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Layshia Clarendon

University of California-Berkeley

Jr.

G

5-9

Chiney Ogwumike

Stanford University

So.

F

6-2

Nnemkadi Ogwumike

Stanford University

Sr.

F

6-2

Kayla Standish

Gonzaga University

Sr.

F

6-3

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 get 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 52 All-Region Team members then go before the selection committee, which reduces the list to 40 finalists. These 40 finalists can come from any region. However, per a motion passed by the WBCA Board of Directors in 2008, the selection committee must select 12 finalists from Region 1 and six finalists from Region 4.

The 2012 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team will be announced at 1:05 p.m. MT Saturday March 31, during the NCAA's Super Saturday festivities at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announces the All-Region nominees for the 2012 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team. On, Monday, March 19, the selection committee will review these 52 candidates and trim the list to 40 finalists, all of whom will be in the running for selection to the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team.

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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. The WBCA is pleased to join the women's sports community in commemorating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, which was passed by Congress on June 23, 1972, and provides females with equal opportunities in athletics in the U.S. For more information on the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.

 

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