Virginia Heads to 2006 ACC Tournament
Feb. 28, 2006
The No. 9 seed Virginia Cavaliers open play at the 26th Annual ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament in the first round on Thursday, March 2 against No. 8 seed Boston College at 11 a.m. The winner advances to Friday’s quarterfinal game against No. 1 seed North Carolina at 11 a.m. on the Regional Sports Network. The semifinals are slated for Saturday, March 4. The championship will be televised nationally on Sunday, March 5 at 1 p.m. on Fox Sports. All games will be played at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum. Charlottesville’s WINA Radio (1070 AM) will broadcast each UVa game live with Jed Williams, Myron Ripley, and Anna Prillaman calling the action.
Scouting Boston College
The No. 8 seed Eagles, under the guidance of 13th-year head coach Cathy Inglese, finished the regular season at 19-10 overall and 6-8 in the ACC following a a 71-60 loss at Florida State. Brooke Queenan is the top scorer with 14.8 ppg and 8.0 rpg, while Kindyll Dorsey follows with 11.4 ppg.
Series vs. Eagles
Virginia stands 2-1 against Boston College in series action. In their first ACC matchup, the No. 24 nationally ranked Eagles claimed a 57-43 win at Conte Forum.
Cathy Grimes-Miller to be Honored at ACC Tournament as Legend
Virginia alumna Cathy Grimes-Miller (1982-85) will be honored as UVa’s selection for the 2006 class of ACC Women’s Basketball Legends presentation in March. A two-time Kodak All-American and Kodak District III All-American selection, Grimes-Miller ended her Cavalier career as the school’s all-time leading scorer, rebounder and field goal percentage leader. A National Player of the Year finalist as well as NCAA Scholar Athlete of the Year selection, Grimes-Miller was an All-ACC honoree and named to ACC Honor Roll. She became the first women’s basketball player at Virginia to have her number retired by the school. After graduating in 1985 with degrees in Spanish and English, Grimes-Miller went ton to earn a law degree from UVa in 1988. Since 1993, Grimes-Miller has worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the General Counsel in Washington, D.C. S he is married to Wendell Miller with whom she has three children- Chaise, Geno, and Wynn.
Virginia’s ACC Tournament History
Virginia, which has posted a a 29-25 record in the ACC Tournament, has won the championship three times (1990, 1992, 1993). Head coach Debbie Ryan and NC State’s Kay Yow are the only Conference coaches who have coached during all 29 seasons of the ACC Tournament.
In the Statistics
After 27 contests, junior Siedah Williams leads the Cavaliers with 12.1 points per game. Senior Tiffany Sardin follows with 11.2 ppg and a team-best 6.6 rpg. Sophomore Sharneé Zoll is third with 10.7 ppg and leads UVa with 174 assists. Freshman Lyndra Littles adds 9.4 ppg and a team-best 6.6 rpg. UVa out-scores its opponents by +9.0 points and out-rebounds foes by +3.3 boards.