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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 12, 1997 -- 11

UConn' s Wolters becomes repeat
selection to All-America team

The Associated Press
Stanford's Kate Starbird was the
vote-getter and Connecticut's
Kara Wolters became a repeat selec-
tion yesterday on The Associated
Press women's All-America basket-
ball team.
Starbird, a second-team pick last
year, was voted to the first team on
38 of 40 ballots from a national.
media panel and had 196 points.
Wolters also was placed on all 40
ballots, was a first-team pick on 34
d had 184 points.in the voting.
They were joined on the first team
-by Chamique Holdsclaw of
Tennessee, Ticha Penicheiro of Old
Dominion and DeLisha Milton of
Holdsclaw was a third-team pick
as a freshman last season.
Starbird, a 6-foot-2 senior, has led
Stanford (30-1) to a No. 3 national
ranking with play that was always
.nsistent and often sensational.
She averages 21.7 points, 3.2
assists and is shooting 52 percent
from the field.
"Kate's our Jerry Rice," Stanford
coach Tara VanDerveer said. "He
scores a touchdown, puts the ball
down and goes about his business.
That's her game, too. She'd rather
play it than talk about it."
-,There would be plenty to talk
out if she chose. Like the 2,133
areer points that are a Stanford
record and rank fourth in the Pac-10.
.Or the 40 points she scored
against Southern California or the.
37 she had against Arizona. Or all'
of those times Stanford needed a
basket, and she found a way to get
"She takes her teammates on her
back each night," Washington coach
ne Daugherty said. "If she isn't
eplayer of the year, I don't know

who is."
Wolters, a 6-7 senior, is the only
player to earn All-America honors
each of the three years the AP has
chosen those teams. She was a third-
team pick as a sophomore, then
moved up to the first team last sea-
This season, she has led top-
ranked Connecticut to a 30-0 record
while averaging 17.2 points and
eight rebounds.
She's shooting 62 percent from the
field despite being the focus of
opposing defenses.
"I think Kara Wolters is the
national player of the year,"
Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma
said. "I can't think any other team in
America playing at this level that has
accomplished what we have this year
relying as heavily on one person as
we did her.
"You take Kara off our team and
the results would be significantly
The 6-2 Holdsclaw had to carry
Tennessee much of the season and
improved her ballhandling and
perimeter skills as a result. She leads
the Lady Vols in scoring (20.2) and
rebounding (9.6) and is second in
assists (2.9).
"Chamique is certainly the kind of
player that can take on a lot of
responsibility scoring and rebound-
ing-wise," Tennessee coach Pat
Summitt said. "This year, she's had
to handle the ball more and make
more decisions and she's had some
incredible games, tremendous per-
"Yet as well as she's played for us,
she's going to get better."
Penicheiro, a 5-11 senior from
Portugal, is the engine that drives
No. 2 Old Dominion, which is 29-1
with 28 straight victories.,

The consummate point guard,
Penicheiro averages 11 points and
7.8 assists and has a knack for get-
ting the ball to the right player at the
right time, often in spectacular fash-
"She has such a great understand-
ing of the game," Old Dominion
coach Wendy Larry said. "People
really love watching her play. When
the game gets out of hand, she will
do what we call wow plays. She
knows how to get people into the
Milton, a 6-1 senior, always has
been an outstanding player in the
Southeastern Conference. But she
never received any national attention
until this season, when she led
Florida to its first top 10 ranking and
was honored as SEC player of the
"What makes her so good is that
she's awfully hard to guard," Florida
coach Carol Ross said. "She can face
the basket and shoot jumpers, go

inside and play a power game or lead
the fast break.
"She led the league in rebounding
as a freshman and when you're that
good a rebounder, you can get to the
offensive boards for putbacks. So
you're asking a defensive player to
do a lot to try to stop her."
Milton, who didn't even receive
honorable mention in last season's
All-America voting, is averaging
19.4 points and 8.8 rebounds while
shooting 57 percent from the field.
The second team had Tamecka
Dixon of Kansas, Tracy Reid of
North Carolina, Tina Thompson of
Southern California, Nykesha Sales
of Connecticut and Clarisse
Machanguana of Old Dominion.
On the third team were Kim
Williams of DePaul, Marion Jones
of North Carolina, Kedra Holland-
Corn of Georgia, La'Keshia Frett of
Georgia and Shalonda Enis of

Ticha Penicheiro, a guard on the Old Dominion basketball team, was selected to
All-America team yesterday. She averages 11 points and 7.8 assists per game.
The Psychology Peer Advisors Present
on Wed., March 12, 1997 from 7-9 p.m.
"Different Areas in Psychology & Available Practica"

Dr. Christopher Peterson
Area Chair of Clinical Psychology
Dr. Barbara Smuts
Area Chair of Biopsychology

Dr. John Hagen
Area Chair of Developmental Psychology
Dr. Andrea Hunter
Faculty Member of Personality Psychology

HarTick accepts UCLA's offer
Former Bruins men's basketball coach will not sue university

Read Daily Sports
for NCAA coverage

Dr. Lance Sandelands
Area Chair of Organization Psychology
All Focus Groups will be held on the 4th Floor Terrace in E.H.
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Go to the.4th floor and follow the signs to the Terrace.
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*arrick, fired as UCLA basketball
coach for lying about an expense
report, has accepted the school's
offer to settle the remaining four
years of his contract and will not
sue, Athletic Director Peter Dalis
Harrick requested a meeting last
week with Dalis and other UCLA
officials and basically accepted the
fer made by the school a few
Weeks after his Nov. 6 firing, Dalis
said Sunday.
"In principle, it's done," Dalis
said, adding that the agreement must
still be cleared by attorneys. "It's
what we put on the table originally
l-red rom
the Hall
George Blaney was fired as Seton
all's basketball coach and athletic
trector Larry Keating resigned
Monday, less than a week after the
team finished its second straight los-
ing season.
Keating's resignation was submitted
only after he refused a directive from the
university president to fire Blaney, who
was hired three years ago after PJ.
Carlesimo left to- coach the Portland
Trail Blazers.
Blaney had two years left on a con-
ht that pays him about $300,000
The dismissal came just four days
after Rutgers, New Jersey's other Big
East school, fired coach Bob Wenzel
after nine seasons.
Blaney, who coached the previous 22
seasons at Holy Cross, had a 38-48
record at Seton Hall, including a 19-35
Big East Conference mark.
Despite a major recruiting coup in
1ding freshman sensation Shaheen
olloway this season, the Pirates had
their worst record under Blaney, going
10-18, including 5-13 in the league.
'ra~y ,r 7 r

- what we offered in December,
with small little (changes)."
Harrick will apparently receive his
$140,000 base salary for the 1996-
97 season as stipulated in his con-
tract in the event of firing, but not
the rest of his compensation pack-
age, which totaled close to $440,000
per year.
Harrick, 58, has remained quiet
during the season.
But he's made it clear he wants to
coach again.
Dalis reiterated that firing Harrick
two weeks before the season started
for filing a false expense report and
then lying about it "was the only
choice I had."

But he acknowledged that he felt a
sense of personal satisfaction in the
team's success under Steve Lavin,
whom Dalis made the interim coach
the day Harrick was fired, then hired
permanently in February.
The Bruins are 21-7 heading into
the NCAA tournament.
"Every night there was a game,
people were yelling at me in Pauley
Pavilion," Dalis said.
"Before I hired Steve permanently,
it was pretty ugly, every night, some-
one's screaming in your face," he
added. "You try to ignore it, but you
can't - I especially didn't like it
when they did it when my wife was

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