VCU’S HURT, BARBOUR NAMED TO VaSID WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-STATE TEAM

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University women's basketball juniors Courtney Hurt and Andrea Barbour have been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) University Division All-State Team.  Hurt received first team accolades while Barbour garnered second team honors.

An honorable mention Associated Press All-American, Hurt recently turned in arguably the best season in VCU history, leading the nation in rebounding (12.4 rpg) and double-doubles (25) while ranking second in the NCAA in scoring (23.2 ppg).  She set the school's single-season marks in points (720), scoring average, rebounding (385), rebounding average, field goals (253), free throws (193) and double-doubles.  The Conyers, Ga., native also set the Colonial Athletic Association's double-doubles record and is one of 17 players in NCAA history to post 25 or more in one season.

Barbour, meanwhile, provided a spark on both ends of the floor during her first season with the Rams in 2010-11.  A one-time McDonalds High School All-American Semifinalist and All-Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie selection at Virginia Tech in 2008, Barbour averaged 16.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game last year.  She finished the season strong, contributing 19.3 ppg with seven 20-point performances during VCU's final 14 contests.

2011 VaSID UNIVERSITY DIVISION ALL-STATE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM
First Team

Player, School, Class, Position

Dawn Evans, James Madison, Senior, Guard
Courtney Hurt, VCU, Junior, Forward
Lauren Jimenez, James Madison, Senior, Center
Brittani Shells, Richmond, Senior, Guard
Avery Warley, Liberty, Junior, Center

Second Team
Player, School, Class, Position

Andrea Barbour, VCU, Junior, Guard
Jericka Jenkins, Hampton, Junior, Guard
Tia Lewis, Old Dominion, Junior, Forward
Jasmine Parker, Old Dominion, Senior, Guard
Quanneisha Perry, Hampton, Senior, Forward

Honorable Mention
Player, School, Class, Position

Devon Brown, Liberty, Sophomore, Guard
Ataira Franklin, Virginia, Freshman, Guard
Crystal Goring, Richmond, Senior, Center
Ariana Moorer, Virginia, Junior, Guard
Taysha Pye, William & Mary, Junior, Guard

Player of the Year:
Dawn Evans, James Madison
Coach of the Year:
David Six, Hampton
Rookie of the Year:
Ataira Franklin, Virginia

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