Virginia's Schuye LaRue Earns All-ACC Honors
Feb. 28, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The University of Virginia’s Schuye LaRue was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball First Team that was announced on February 27. The All-ACC teams were voted on by the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association.
LaRue is Virginia’s top scorer (18.2 ppg) and rebounder (11.9) and leads the nation in double-doubles with 21 during the season. The sophomore center has led the Cavaliers in scoring in 19 games this season and has been the top rebounder in 26 contests. LaRue became the 18th Virginia player to score 1,000 career points and currently has a career total of 1,036 in only two seasons. She is the 10th Cavalier to register 500 rebounds and 1,000 points and currently has a career total of 646 rebounds.
LaRue finished the regular season first in the ACC in rebounding and second in scoring. She is also among the ACC leaders in steals (3rd- 2.47), field goal percentage (4th- 48.3), and blocked shots (3rd- 1.30). LaRue is currently fifth in the nation in rebounding.
The native of Washington, DC, established the Virginia record for most rebounds by a sophomore with 357 in 30 games. LaRue needs two rebounds to set a new Virginia record for most rebounds in a season. She tied the school record for rebounds in a game, registering 20 in the 78-66 loss to UC-Santa Barbara on December 28.
LaRue was named to the Preseason WNIT All-Tournament team after averaging 12.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in Virginia’s four games. She earned a number of preseason awards including being named as a Street & Smith Preseason All-American, a Preseason All-ACC selection, and a Naismith Player of the Year candidate.
A year ago, LaRue also led the Cavaliers in scoring (14.4 ppg) and rebounding (8.0 rpg) and was named ACC Rookie of the Year. LaRue also earned All-ACC Second-Team honors following the 1999-2000 season and was Virginia’s first freshman to be named a Kodak Honorable Mention All-American. She was also the first Virginia freshman since the 1982 season to lead the team in both scoring and rebounding.