March 15, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Senior Ashley Elliott was among the six individuals selected for Region 7 as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), in cooperation with Eastman Kodak Company, announced the finalists today for the 2005 Kodak/WBCA All-America Basketball Team for NCAA Division I. The 48 finalists, who are voted upon by WBCA member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions, are now in the running for selection to the 10-member Kodak/WBCA All-America Team.
"I'm extremely pleased with Ashley being selected to the Kodak/WBCA All-America Team," said head coach Joe Legerski. "She is very deserving of the honor. Besides her individual ability, she possesses a great work ethic which can take her game to the highest level."
Founded 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 as an amateur sport for women and girls.
A 5-7 guard from Flagstaff, Arizona, Elliott led the Cowgirls several categories including scoring (17.1 points per game), assists (4.0 aspg), steals (2.6 spg), field goals made (5.4 fgm), field goal attempts (13.7 ), free throw percentage (112-130,.862) and three-point percentage (62-174,.356) during the 2004-05 season. She also ranked among the top 10 in the MWC as she finished first in steals, free throw percentage and three-point field goals made, second in scoring, third in assists and tenth in three point percentage.
Elliott also finished her career as one of the top players in Cowgirl history. She was a two-time First Team All-MWC selection as a junior and senior, while earning Honorable Mention All-Conference during her sophomore year. For her career, Elliott ranks among the Top 15 in ten of 12 career categories in school history. She ranks second in three point field goals made and three point attempts, third in steals, fourth in free throws made, fifth in field goal attempts, sixth in assists, seventh in games played and eighth in field goals made and free throw attempts. She is also one of 14 players in school history to reach the 1,000 point mark and with 1,425 points ranks eighth all-time.
Below are the NCAA Division I Kodak/WBCA selections for Region 7:
Tasha Crain, Louisiana Tech, Jr., G, 5-7Janielle Dodds, SMU, Fr., F, 6-3Ashley Elliott, Wyoming, Sr., G, 5-7Julie Gjertsen, Weber State, Sr., G, 5-10Kim Smith, University of Utah, Jr., F, 6-1Shona Thorburn, University of Utah, Jr., G, 5-10