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March 1, 2005

GREENSBORO, N.C. – University of Virginia senior LaTonya Blue (Baltimore, Md.) has been named to the 2005 All-Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball team, the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) announced on Tuesday.

The 5-11 guard earned Second Team All-ACC honors. The senior leads Virginia in scoring with 12.5 ppg and 14.9 ppg in ACC games only. Blue earned ACC Player of the Week honors twice during the season and four times during her collegiate career. Named the Most Valuable Player at the Cavalier Classic, Blue has 1,099 career points to rank No. 17 on UVa’s all-time scoring list. She also ranks No. 5 in career assists (432) and No. 8 in career steals (211).

A Third Team honoree as a junior, Blue also earned ACC All-Defensive Team accolades last season. Named the 2004 Cavalier of the Year, Best Offensive Player, and Best Defensive Player, Blue served as a team captain during her senior season.

The No. 5 seed Cavaliers will tackle No. 4 seed Florida State in the quarterfinal round of the 2005 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Tip-off is set for Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m. The Regional Sports Network (Comcast, Fox Sports Net South, Sunshine Network) will televise the game live from the Greensboro Coliseum.


First Team (1st Team Votes)

Monique Currie, Duke (74*) 222Tamara James, Miami (59) 202Ivory Latta, North Carolina (55) 195Shay Doron, Maryland (39) 179Roneeka Hodges, Florida State (42) 177

Second TeamCrystal Langhorne, Maryland (43) 172Erlana Larkins, North Carolina (14) 133LaTonya Blue, Virginia (8) 94Liz Strunk, Wake Forest (1) 77Tiffany Stansbury, NC State (4) 76

Third TeamMistie Williams, Duke (4) 73Cotelia Bond-Young. Wake Forest (2) 68Billie McDowell, NC State (7) 60Camille Little, North Carolina (7) 59Jessica Foley, Duke (2) 53

Honorable MentionKerri Gardin, Virginia Tech 43Alicia Gladden, Florida State. 38Ganiyat Adeduntan, Florida State 35Stephanie Higgs, Georgia Tech 33La’Tangela Atkinson, North Carolina 32

*unanimous selection

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