Virginia's Schuye LaRue Named Virginia Women's Basketball Player of the Year
April 12, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The University of Virginia’s Schuye LaRue was named Virginia Women’s Basketball Player of the Year after leading the Cavaliers to an 18-14 record and their 18th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The team was selected by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).
LaRue was Virginia’s top scorer (18.1 ppg) and rebounder (11.8) and led the nation in double-doubles with 23 during the 2000-01 season. The sophomore post player also led the Cavaliers in assists, steals, and blocks. LaRue earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference First-Team honors after leading the league in scoring and finishing second in rebounding. A Kodak District 2 All-American, she was named to the Women’s Basketball News Service All-America Fourth Team, and was one of three finalists for ESPN The Magazine’s Power Forward of the Year award.
LaRue led the Cavaliers in scoring in 20 games during the season and was the top rebounder in 28 contests. The native of Washington, DC, became the 18th Virginia player to score 1,000 career points and currently has a career total of 1,070 in only two seasons. She is the 10th Cavalier to register 500 rebounds and 1,000 points and currently has a career total of 668 rebounds.
LaRue established the Virginia record for most rebounds by a sophomore with 379 in 32 games. She tied the school record for rebounds in a game, registering 20 in the 78-66 loss to UC-Santa Barbara on December 28.
The sophomore 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.
2000-01 VIRGINIA SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTORS (VaSID)WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HONORS
Player of the Year:Schuye LaRue, Virginia
Coach of the Year:Bud Childers, James Madison
VaSID All-Virginia First Team:Okeisha Howard, Old Dominion,Michele Koclanes, Richmond,Schuye LaRue, Virginia,Hamchetou Maiga, Old Dominion,Tere Williams, Virginia Tech,
Second Team:Michelle Fricke, Liberty,Catrice Horton, Radford,Rochelle Luckett, Virginia Commonwealth,Nadine Morgan, James Madison,Suawanna Taylor, Norfolk State.