Humphrey Named Kodak All-American

BOSTON - Georgia sophomore Tasha Humphrey added perhaps the biggest qualifier to her ever-growing list of accolades on Saturday when shewas named to the Kodak All-America team by the Women¹s Basketball Coaches Association.

The Kodak All-America team is the oldest and most prestigious honor in women¹s college basketball, dating back to the 1975 season.

³Being a Kodak All-American means a great deal to me,² Humphrey said. ³To be considered one of the top-10 players in the country with all the amazing players there are in the game today is certainly thrilling. But being a Kodak All-American also puts you in an extremely elite group alongwith many of the greatest players of all time like Teresa Edwards and Chamique Holdsclaw. This honor means to me that all the blood, sweat and tears that I¹ve put into my basketball career are paying off.²

Humphrey has now been included in virtually every All-America team announced for the 2005-06 season. She was a first-team choice by the Women¹sBasketball News Service, a second-team selection by and a third-team member of the Associated Press teams.

In addition, Humphrey was named first-team All-SEC in voting of both league coaches and media and earned a spot on the All-Bridgeport Regional team of the NCAA Tournament.

Humphrey helped lead Georgia to a 23-9 record and a ³Sweet 16² appearance in the NCAA Tournament. She led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring, rebounding, three-point percentage, free throw percentage and blocked shots this season. Humphrey reached double-figures in 29 of 31 games played including 15 20-point outings and 13 double-double performances. After being named 2005 National Freshman of the Year, Humphrey enjoyed an even more productive second season with the Lady Dogs, improving statistically in virtually every area and also establishing career highs in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and minutes played.

Joining Tasha Humphrey on the Kodak squad were: Seimone Augustus of LSU, Monique Curry of Duke, Jessica Davenport of Ohio State, Ivory Latta of North Carolina, Courtney Paris of Oklahoma, Candace Parker of Tennessee, Cappie Pondexter of Rutgers, Candice Wiggins of Stanford and Sophia Young of Baylor.

Humphrey becomes Georgia¹s 12th Kodak All-America selection and the sixth different Lady Bulldog to be honored. Janet Harris and Kelly Miller were both three-time honorees, Teresa Edwards and Katrina McClain were chosen twice and Saudia Roundtree was selected in 1996 when she also won National Player of the Year honors. Humphrey and Miller are the only Lady Dogs to be tabbed as sophomores.

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