Sophomore Sarah Miles was named the league's Most Improved Player, along with Villanova's Laura Kurz. Fellow sophomore guard Liz Repella and senior guard Takisha Granberry were named to the 10-person All-Big East Second Team.
Miles, a San Antonio, Texas, native, has started all 29 games for the Mountaineers this season and is third on the team in scoring average at 12.1 points per game, over 10 points per game better than her freshman campaign. She is averaging 34 minutes per contest, 29 minutes more than last year, when she appeared in just 16 games last season.
This year Miles has five 20-point scoring efforts and two double-doubles including a 22 point, 10 rebound effort in WVU's victory at then-No. 5 Louisville last month. The victory marked the highest ranked road team WVU's program has ever defeated. Miles is the third major Big East award winner under WVU Coach Mike Carey (Meg Bulger: Freshman of the Year/2004; Sportsmanship Award/2008).
Repella, a Steubenville, Ohio, native, is amongst the Big East leaders in scoring (16.0) and rebounding (8.0) and has posted seven 20-point games and 10 double-doubles on the year. She's also reached double-figures in scoring in 26 of 29 contests this year, starting each game for the Mountaineers. She posted a career-best 34 points in WVU's home win over USF last month and averages 35 minutes per game.
Granberry, a Charlotte, N.C., native, leads the team in scoring (16.1) and is second on the squad in rebounding (6.9). She has posted two 30-point efforts, nine 20-point efforts and four double-doubles. She has scored in double figures in 25 of 29 games this year. She has also started every game for WVU and averages 33.5 minutes per contest.
The honors mark the 23rd, 24th and 25th individual All-Big East accolades under Carey.
WVU returns to action in first round action of the Big East Tournament on Friday, March 6, at 8 p.m. when it takes on Providence at the XL Center. The contest will be aired on the Internet at BIGEAST.tv. Former Mountaineer All-American Meg Bulger will be on the contest's call.