Tue, Mar. 17, 2009 - [Women's Basketball]
ATLANTA - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and State Farm announced the 2009 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) State Farm Coaches' All-America Basketball Team. The 10-member team was selected by an online vote of the selection committee. The committee is comprised of one representative from each of the six geographical regions and a chairperson.
The members of the 2009 NAIA State Farm Coaches' All-America Basketball Team are as follows:
Stacie Barker Montana State - Northern Sr. C 6'3 Kallie Benike Davenport University Soph. G 5'8 Jennifer Bognar Trevecca Nazarene Univ. Sr. C 6'0 Kayli Combs College of The Ozarks Sr. G 5' 6 Jana Cross Freed-Hardeman Univ. Jr. F 5'10 Nicole Davis California Baptist Univ. Sr. G 5'9 Erin Hannemann Saint Xavier University Jr. F 5'11 Abby Lawson Trevecca Nazarene Univ. Jr. G 5'10 Elisa Leader Westminster College Sr. G 5'8 Katie Nelson Lee University Jr. F 6'2
"These 10 student-athletes have earned the distinction of being members of the 2009 NAIA State Farm Coaches' All-America Team," said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. "Each member of this group has had a successful season this year and we want to recognize them for their accomplishments."
"State Farm is truly honored to recognize these outstanding student-athletes for their wonderful achievements, their dedication to the game of basketball and their commitment to their communities," said Pam El, Marketing Vice President for State Farm. "The State Farm Coaches All-America Team represents true excellence in the sport of women's basketball, and we are extremely proud to be associated with these remarkable student-athletes."
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About the WBCAFounded in 1981, the WBCA promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game in all of its aspects as a sport for women and girls. For more information about the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.