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March 25, 2002

ITHACA, N.Y. – Virginia’s Brandi Teamer (Joliet, Ill.) has been named’s National Freshman of the Year, the on-line magazine announced on Monday.

The Cavaliers’ 6-0 forward also earned the 2002 ACC Rookie of the Year, All-ACC second team honors, and ACC All-Freshmen Team accolades after helping UVA to a third-place finish in the ACC standings and a 19th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

“I’m very grateful for the many accolades I received this year,” Teamer said upon hearing the announcement. “I’m also very grateful for such great teammates. Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve on the court.”

A starter in all 30 games at Virginia as a true freshman, Teamer finished her rookie campaign second in team scoring with 14.3 ppg and an ACC-best 8.9 rpg, She earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors six times during the regular season. The frosh also led the Conference in double-double performances with 13. In ACC games only, she was the UVa scoring leader with 16.1 ppg. She was also named to Tulane’s Doubletree Classic all-tournament team in December.

2002 All-America HonorsFirst TeamSue Bird, ConnecticutAlana Beard, DukeChantelle Anderson, VanderbiltStacey Dales, OklahomaNicole Powell, Stanford

Second TeamLaToya Thomas, Mississippi StateAngie Welle, Iowa StateKelly Mazzante, Penn StateSheila Lambert, BaylorKara Lawson, Tennessee

Player of the YearSue Bird, Connecticut

Freshman of the YearBrandi Teamer, Virginia

Coach of the YearGail Goestenkors, Duke

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