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CHARLOTTESVILLE Three Virginia women’s basketball players, Lyndra Littles, Aisha Mohammed and Monica Wright, were named as mid-season candidates for the 2009 Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced.

Wright was also a candidate for the Wade Trophy as well as the Wooden Award.

Below is a list of season accomplishments for each player.

Monica Wright
Junior * Guard * 5-11
Woodbridge, Va. (Forest Park HS)
National Player of the Year, All-America and All-ACC Candidate
An honorable mention Associated Press All-American
A WBCA State Farm Region All-America Finalist
Led the ACC in scoring (20.5 points per game) and ranked No. 13 in the nation
Had two 30+ point performances, including the ACC’s highest point total, 35 points, at Tennessee
Had 21 games of scoring at least 20 points this season, including a string of seven-straight games
Scored in double digits in 33 of Virginia’s 34 games
Had nine steals in a game vs. Illinois, the highest single-game total this year in the league
Averaged 2.9 steals per game (fourth in the ACC, 17th in the nation) and totaled 96 steals this season
Three double-doubles this season
Set Virginia’s single-season scoring record (696 points this season)
ACC Player of the Week (Nov. 24)
Wade Trophy, Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award Candidate

Lyndra Littles
Senior * Guard/Forward * 6-1
Washington, D.C. (Archbishop Carroll HS)
All-America and All-ACC Candidate
A WBCA State Farm Region All-America Finalist
Averaged 19.9 points per game
In conference-only games, she led the ACC by averaging 22.8 points per game
Had two 30-point games and 13 20-point games this season, including a 33-point performance against Louisiana Tech
Has been Virginia’s leading scorer in 12 of her 23 games
Two-time ACC Player of the Week
Second for UVa in rebounding (6.4 per game)
Became only the third player in Virginia history to score 1,800 points and grab 800 rebounds (Heather Burge and Wendy Palmer are the others)

Aisha Mohammed
Senior * Center * 6-3
Lagos, Nigeria (AA International/Central Arizona)
All-American and All-ACC Candidate

The only player in the ACC to average a double-double (12.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game
Led the ACC in rebounding (10.1 rpg) and ranked 18th in the nation
Averaged 4.2 offensive rebounds per game, tops in the ACC
In conference-games only, averaged 10.4 rebounds per game (No. 1 in ACC)
Had 14 double-doubles this season

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