March 31, 2007
CLEVELAND, Ohio - University of Tennessee basketball sensation Candace Parker has been named a Kodak/Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-American announced the WBCA Saturday. She becomes the ninth Lady Vol in program history to earn the honor on two occasions and is the first since Tamika Catchings.
"This is a tremendous honor," said Parker. "As a little girl, I dreamt of playing collegiate basketball and to be able to fulfill that dream and be honored in such great company is really something special."
The 6'4" multidimensional Parker leads Big Orange in scoring (19.9 ppg), rebounding (9.8 rpg) and blocked shots (2.9 bpg). The SEC Player of the Year and second team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American broke the single-season blocks record at Tennessee on March 27 with five stuffs against Ole Miss. She became the fastest Lady Vol in program history to amass 1,000 career points, edging the legendary four-time Kodak All-American Chamique Holdsclaw for that distinction.
Tennessee has captured 33 Kodak All-America honors as 19 different orange-clad women have garnered the accolades. Holdsclaw (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999) and Catchings (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) are the only four-time recipients from UT.
Joining the Naperville, Ill., native on this years Kodak squad are Jessica Davenport (Ohio State), Sylvia Fowles (LSU), Lindsey Harding (Duke), Crystal Langhorne (Maryland), Ivory Latta (North Carolina), Angel McCoughtry (Louisville), Courtney Paris (Oklahoma), Armintie Price (Ole Miss) and Candice Wiggins (Stanford).
|The 2007 Kodak/WBCA All-Americans|
|Jessica Davenport||Ohio State||Sr.||C|
|Ivory Latta||North Carolina||Sr.||G|
|Armintie Price||Ole Miss||Sr.||G|