Maryland forward Crystal Langhornewas selected to the all-ACC women's basketball first team, the conference announced yesterday. Langhorne became only the third Terrapin to earn first-team honors twice.
"Whenever we see those individual awards that come our way, we understand that those don't happen without your teammates," Maryland Coach Brenda Fresesaid. "That's the special thing. It's an honor for not just that individual player, but our total program."
Joining Langhorne on the first team were Duke guard Lindsey Hardingand center Alison Balesand North Carolina guard Ivory Lattaand forward Erlana Larkins.
Langhorne ranks in the top 10 in the ACC in scoring (14.9 ppg) and rebounding (8.1 rpg) and has the best field goal percentage in Division I (72.5 percent). She earned 47 of 55 first-team votes.
Harding, who along with Bales led Duke to the first undefeated ACC season in league history, received 52 first-place votes, just edging Latta as the top vote-getter. Latta is only the eighth player in ACC history to be on the first team three times. Larkins made her second appearance on the all-ACC first team.
Maryland's Marissa Colemanand Virginia's Lyndra Littleswere named to the second team, and Maryland's Kristi Toliverwas a third-team selection.
The conference also announced that Virginia guard Monica Wright(Forest Park) earned her eighth rookie of the week honor this week, making her the school's most and the conference's second-most honored freshman. Only Wake Forest's Tracy Connorduring the 1992-93 season won more rookie of the week honors (nine) than Wright.
-- Kathy Orton