About these pages: Today's high school boys and girls basketball report lists USA TODAY state-by-state honorable mention All-USA selections and state players of the year. Players were selected by USA TODAY correspondents in each state. Players are listed alphabetically and are seniors unless noted. The boys All-USA first, second and third teams were published April 27. The girls teams were published April 28. The top underclassmen were chosen by USA TODAY's Dave Krider.Contributing: Peter Brewington, Sandee Richardson, Carolyn White
- Player of the year: Carol Smith, 5-6, Fairfield. Led school to state final four and 31-3 record. Averaged 22.8 points, seven assists and seven rebounds for a state semifinalist. Advanced to final four three consecutive years for two schools and three coaches. Averaged 28 points as a freshman for Carver High of Birmingham, averaged 23 points and led Phillips to the 5A state final as a sophomore and averaged 25 points for Fairfield, which she led to the state final as a junior. Three-time all-stater; The Birmingham News player of the year. - Honorable mention: Lindsay Boyett, 5-10, Sulligent, So.; Natalie Carmichael, 5-5, Walker; LaNisha Cartwell, 6-2, Montevallo; Kim Cooper, 5-10, Hazlewood; Latoya Cowser, 5-9, Gadsden; Shavia Evans, 5-10, Loachapoka; Erica Harris, 5-11, Wenonah; Miranda Hasley, 5-9, Prattville; Deanna Jackson, 6-0, T.R. Miller; Gwen Jackson, 6-2, Eufaula, Jr.; Nikki Jones, 5-9, Sparta Academy; Janna Magette, 5-9, Hoover; Tasheika Morris, 6-0, Butler, Jr.; Shaquetta Rhodes, 6-2, Muscle Shoals; Alana Sinyard, 5-11, Lauderdale County, Jr.; Brynn Sharp, 5-9, Pinson Valley; Danata Smith, 5-9, Shades Valley; Natasha Thomas, 6-1, Lawrence County, So.; Nikki Tibbs, 5-8, Butler, Jr.; Krysta Threatt, 5-9, Sylacauga.
- Player of the year: Laura Ingham, 5-5, East. Two-time selection for coaches' player of the year as a junior. Averaged 28.9 points. At Class 4A state tournament in Fairbanks she scored 89 points in leading her team to a 66-60 loss to eventual champion Colony and a fourth-place finish. Scored a career-high 43 points in a 75-63 victory Feb. 28 vs. Chugiak. College choice: Ohio State. - Honorable mention: Beatrice Bullock, 6-2, Service; Astin Bush, 5-5, Klawock, Jr.; Ann Carr, 5-8, Seward; Lillian Gordon, 5-11, Mount Edgecumbe, Jr; Caroline Gruening, 5-6, Juneau Douglas; Sarah Larrabee, 5-4, Dimond, Jr.; Laura Lee, 5-7, Palmer, Jr.; Leah Magner, 6-0, Colony; Jessica Moore, 6-3, Colony, So.; Azella Perryman, 6-0, East, Fr.; Kisha Tuttle, 5-8, West Anchorage; Karissa Wick, 5-9, Chugiak, Jr.
- Player of the year: Rosa Bernasconi, 5-5, Seton Catholic. Four-time all-state selection; averaged 17.5 points, 6.2 assists and 6.8 steals. Team was 110-7 in her four years and won the last two Class 2A state titles. College choice: Loyola Marymount.
- Honorable mention: Julie Brase, 5-7, Catalina Foothills; Syretta Coleman, 5-8, Chandler, So.; Jessica Combs, 6-4, Chaparral, So.; Kelliann Glowacka, Sahuaro;Jessica Helm, 6-0, Highland; Verlaine Kescolie, 5-8, Winslow, Jr.; Ashley Messenger, 5-9, Saguaro; Nicole Powell, 6-2, Mountain Pointe, So.; Stacie West, 5-5, Prescott; Bridjette Wickham, 6-1, Chandler.
- Player of the year: Joy Oakley, 6-1, Hot Springs. Averaged 18 points and eight rebounds to help team win the Class AAA state championship. College choice: Arkansas. - Honorable mention: Tiffany Chavis, 5-8, Drew Central; Dana Cherry, 5-8, Pine Bluff, Jr.; Shemeka Christon, 6-2, Hot Springs, So.; Meredith Farrell, 5-9, Southside (Fort Smith); Leah Henley, 5-8, Warren, Jr.; Sara Hudson, 5-11, Van-Cove; Ellen Jones, 5-7, Mount St. Mary; KiKi Junior, 5-7, Hampton, Jr.; LaToya Rose, 5-7, Magnolia Walker; Brooke Lassiter, 5-6, Hamburg; India Lews, 5-8, Siloam Springs, Jr.; Kayla Madewell, 6-0, Farmington, Jr.; Mindy Napier, 5-6, Greenland; LaToya Rose, 5-7, Magnolia Walker; Kit Savage, 5-10, Arkadelphia, Jr.; Coleman Smith, 6-0, Springdale; RaeAnne Smith, 5-6, Dumas; Blair Wilkerson, 5-6, Star City.
- Player of the year: Michelle Greco, 5-10, Crescenta Valley. Averaged 22.2 points and 10 rebounds for 23-3 team. Finished career with 2,397 points. College choice: UCLA. - Honorable mention: Monet Andrews, 5-8, Cerritos; Eisha Bohman, 5-10, Rancho Buena Vista; Tysell Bozeman, 5-9, Moreno Valley; Bryn Britton, 5-8, Monache; Jessica Cheeks, 5-9, Narbonne, Jr.; Kayte Christensen, 6-3, Modoc; Leah Combs, 6-1, Esperanza; Lindsey Davidson, 5-9, Brea-Olinda; Jerkisha Dosty, 6-3, Del Campo; Jermisha Dosty, 6-3, Del Campo; Tiffany Elmore, 5-10, Florin; Ami Forney, 6-2, Newark Memorial; Janet Franey, 5-9, Helix; Melissa Glezebrook, 5-8, Archbishop Mitty; Ebony Hoffman, 6-2, Narbonne, So.; Aisha Hollans, 5-9, Berkeley, So.; Bell Jordan, 6-1, Peninsula, Jr.; Allyson Kenner, 5-7, Campolindo; Natalie Kelly, 6-0, Peninsula; Kelli Kobayashi, 5-4, Alemany; Anna Lembke, 6-1, Ocean View; Laurie McIntosh, 5-8, Diamond Bar; Natalie Nakase, 5-4, Marina; Sarah Richen, 5-2, Sacred Heart Cathedral; Sephora Scoubes, 6-0, Shasta; Chaunita Smith, 6-2, Bellflower; Diana Taurasi, 5-11, Don Lugo, So.; Chelsea Trotter, 6-2, Brea Olinda (Brea), So.; Tonisha Yancey, 6-1, Edison (Fresno), Jr.
- Player of the year: Keirsten Walters, 5-9, Heritage. Led Class 5A (big schools) in scoring (24.6 a game), assists (6.7), steals (4.8) and field goal percentage (.560). Led team to first round of state tournament. Third-team USA TODAY All-USA selection. Named Ms. Basketball by the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post. College choice: Connecticut. - Honorable mention: Rebecca Alvidrez, 5-7, Pomona; Carrie Bacon, 6-0, Harrison; Christy Bacon, 5-11, Harrison; Jamie Carey, 5-6, Horizon, Jr.; Diane Dittburner, 5-9, Lamar; Tammy Eccher, 5-10, John Mall; Joy Jenkins, 6-3, Rangeview, So.; Ali Johnston, 5-9, Evergreen; Karsen Muller, 5-5, Arapahoe; Jenny Roulier, 5-9, Cherry Creek; Ali Spence, 5-6, Chatfield, Jr.; JessikaStratton, 5-7, Coronado, So.; Shannon Strecker, 6-2, Chatfield, Jr.; Katie Whiteside, 6-0, Chatfield.
- Player of the year: Jennifer Monti, 5-6, Ellington. Point guard averaged 23 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 4.5 steals a game. Led team to 18-6 record and helped it reach second round of Class S state tournament. Three-time all-state player. College choice: Harvard. - Honorable mention: LaQuanda Brickhouse, 5-5, J.M. Wright Tech; Maria Conlon, 5-7, Seymour, So.; Elisha DeGesus, 5-9, East Hartford, Jr.; Ellen Geraghty, 5-7, Gilbert; Nicole Faniola, 5-5, Lyme-Old Lyme; Amy Hurford, 5-11, Bristol Eastern; Jamie Janda, 5-7, Fairfield; Kenitra Johnson, 6-3, New Britain; Amy O'Connell, 6-0, St. Thomas Aquinas; Adrianna Spears, 6-2, St. Joseph's, Jr.; Rebecca Spears, 5-9, Hillhouse, So.
- Player of the year: Shavonne Burke, 5-8, William Penn. Averaged 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds. Career totals -- 1,168 points, 749 rebounds, 243 steals, 135 assists. - Honorable mention: Allyson Britton, 5-10, St. Elizabeth; Kellye Hines, 5-6, Glasgow, So.; Tija Hopkins, 5-4, William Penn; Bridget Hussey, 5-7, St. Elizabeth; Meredith Keller, 5-5, Tower Hill, Jr.; Tiffany Johnson, 5-6, Indian River; Kiera Manlove, 5-9, Padua, Jr.; Kristin Mills, 5-9, Caravel, Jr.; Sarah Parks, 5-9, Ursuline; LaShonda Simpson, 5-9, Glasgow, So.; A.D. Sulecki, 5-6, Sanford.
- Player of the year: Davalyn Cunningham, 6-1, St. John's. Forward averaged 18.5 points and 16 rebounds in leading team to 31-1 record and school's first city title. Gatorade player of the year for the District. College choice: Rutgers. - Honorable mention: Kelli Bradford, 5-9, Anacostia, Jr.; Shawntese Charles, 5-9, St. John's, Jr.; Ivy Gardner, 5-9, Sidwell Friends, Jr.; Shimere Howard, 5-5, H.D. Woodson; Schuye LaRue, 6-3, Archbishop Carroll, Jr.; Rosita Melbourne, 6-3, H.D. Woodson; Tawanna Moore, 6-2, H.D. Woodson, So.; Darielle Warley, 6-2, St. John's; Cheryl Weaver, 6-2, Sidwell Friends.
- Player of the year: Michelle Snow, 6-5, Pensacola. The senior averaged 21.9 points, 15.6 rebounds, five blocks and four assists. Team went 28-2 and lost in Class 6A regional finals. Parade All-American and second-team USA TODAY All-USA choice. College choice: Tennessee. - Honorable mention: Janelle Antoine, 5-9, Atlantic; Lauren Bradley, 6-3, Lake Mary, Jr.; Monique Cardenas, 6-0, Keystone; Binky Coffman, 6-0, Jay, So.; Sonia Cotton, 5-11, Carol City; Exzavia Cunningham, 5-5, Suncoast; Leigh Gaudy, 5-6, Cocoa Beach, Jr.; Nicole Hearns, 5-8, Edison; Yolanda Hendley, 5-6, King; Sherisha Hills, 5-8, Academy of the Holy Names; Dorothea Hunter, 6-0, Pensacola; Nikki Jackson, 5-8, Booker T. Washington, So.; Sheila James, 5-3, Palmetto; Terah James, 5-7, Suncoast, Jr.; Meika Jefferson, 5-9, Evans; Mary Lou Johnston, 5-8, Oviedo, So.; Tia Miller, 6-1, Boca Ciega, So.; LaTonya Mitchell, 5-10, Riverdale; Naomi Mobley, 6-3, Edward H. White; Erin Paige, 5-9, The Benjamin School , Jr.; Amanda Pryor, 5-7, Boca Ciega, Jr.; Jackie Pugh, 6-0, Pasco; Vanessa Randall, 6-4, Boone, So.; Lane Selwyn, 5-7, Coral Springs, Jr.; Ebonie Smith, 6-2, George Jenkins, So.; Mary Leah Sutton, 6-0, Lake Mary, Jr.; Telisha Warner, 5-8, South Broward; Shinikki Whiting, 5-9, Clearwater, Jr.
- Player of the year: Sherika Wright, 5-6, Josey. Averaged 19.1 points, 6.8 assists, 4.7 steals, and 5.1 rebounds. Career averages -- 16.7 points, 6.2 assists, 4.2 steals. Led school to 3A state championship this year. - Honorable mention: Kwamekia Brown, 5-11, Butler; Coretta Brown, 5-8, Southeast Bulloch, Jr.; Tasha Butts, 5-11, Baldwin County, So.; Latoya Davis, 6-0, Mary Persons, So.; Casey Delong, 6-1, Woodward, Jr.; Shameika Gaines, 5-9, Bryan County; Kellie Holland, 5-11, Josey; Corye Hutchinson, 5-7, Wheeler, Jr.; Tishay Lewis, 5-8, Beach, Jr.; Minyon Lindsey, 6-2, Dublin; Susan Peacock, 5-11, Dodge County, Jr; Jocelyn Penn, 6-0, Meadowcreek; Latonya Peters, 6-3, Albany; Lakeisha Springle, 5-4, Thomasville; Kiya Verdell, 5-9, Hart County, Jr.; Lisa Ware, 6-5, Troup County; Tomeko Washington, 5-11, Washington County, Jr; Wynter Whitley, 6-2, Holy Innocents' Episcopal, Fr.; LeCoe Willingham, 6-0, Hepzibah, Jr.
- Player of the year: Kim Taylor, 5-9, Kalaheo. Averaging 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds for a team that is 22-0 and the best in Hawaii. (Note: state playoffs are May 19-21.) Shooting 61% from field and 73% on free throws. - Honorable mention: Robynn Afe, 5-11, Farrington, So.; Nikki Drevo, 5-10, University; Amber Ehia, 5-5, McKinley, So.; Karyn Fitisemanu, 5-11, Iolani; Michelle Gabriel, 5-5, Maryknoll, Jr.; Aina Kohler, 6-0, Lahainaluna; Malia MacFarland, 5-6, Punahou, Fr.; Onaona Miller, 5-11, Punahou; Stephanie Redman, 5-5, Kalaheo; Brandy Richardson, 6-0, Kalaheo, Fr.
- Player of the year: Lindsay Herbert, 6-0, Lake City. Guard averaged 15.2 points and scored more than 20 points six times during the season with a season-high 25. Shot 41% from field. College choice: Utah. - Honorable mention: Anna Allen, 5-10, Moscow; Alison Asher, 6-1, Lake City; Melissa Boyle, 6-0, Centennial (Boise); Emily Gaythwaite, 5-9, Eagle; Melissa Jensen, 6-0, Shelley; Jessica Johnson, 5-7, Troy; Lindy Kirkland, 5-10, Troy; Jaci McCormack, 5-9, Lapwai; Jalene Powaukee, 5-11, Lapwai; Janelle Ruen, 5-11, Post Falls; Kim Wegner, 6-0, Lewiston.
- Player of the year: Olga Gvozdenovic, 6-2, Loyola Academy, Jr. Most dominant player in state Class AA tournament last two years; helped guide team to back-to-back state titles. Averaged 17 points and seven rebounds during the regular season, 24 points in the state tournament and scored 28 points in a 62-48 state championship victory against Lincoln (East St. Louis). Also one of state's top five tennis players. - Honorable mention: Rita Adams, 5-7, East St. Louis, Jr.; Heather Cassady, 5-6, Dunlap; LaKeisha Cole, 5-7, East St. Louis, Jr.; Allison Curtain, 5-10, Taylorville; Kristi Faulkner, 5-8, Glenbard West, Jr.; Brooke Gossett, 6-2, West Franklin; Patrice Jennings, 5-10, Bremen; Amanda Jones, 6-2, Normal West; Stephanie Kaufmann, 6-0, Ottawa; Ruth Kipping, 6-1, Quincy; Sarah Larson, 5-11, Galesburg, Jr.; Ashley Luke, 5-6, Waubonsie Valley; Molly McDowell, 5-8, Nokomis, Jr.; Sabrina Minter, 5-6, Marshall, Jr.; Kimya Murray, 5-4, Marshall, Jr.; Jeanette Paukert, 5-9, Loyola Academy; Denise Pauvichevich, 5-9, Maine South; Allison Ratay, 6-0, Lake Zurich, Jr.; Steph Reichle, 6-10, Lincoln, Jr.; Billie Russell, 6-0, Dundee-Crown; Yolanda Smith, 5-9, Rantoul; Laura Sobieszczyk, 5-6, Loyola Academy; Dawn Vana, 6-2, Maine West; Kourtney Walton, 6-0, Marshall, Jr.; Laura Weber, 5-8, Taylorville; Jennifer Youngblood, 5-11, Rock Island, So.
- Co-players of the year: Kristen Bodine, 5-9, and April Traylor, 5-9, both from Martinsville. Averaged 19 and 20 points, respectively. Led Martinsville to consecutive undefeated seasons and consecutive state titles (single-class tournament in '97, Class 4A in '98). Bodine will attend Butler; Traylor will attend Florida State. - Honorable mention: Kyle Black, 5-10, North Central (Indianapolis); Abbe Brauman, 6-1, Brownsburg; Melissa Cochrane, 6-3, Bloomfield; Shyra Ely, 6-0, Ben Davis, Fr.; Bryn Gallagher, 6-1, Columbus East; Lello Gebisa, 6-4, West Layfayette, Jr., April Kirby, 5-5, Mount Vernon; Kelly Kuhn, 6-2, Lake Central; Monica Ingram, 5-8, Ben Davis; Kara Meyer, 6-0, Southridge; Karin Morrisroe, 5-6, Morgan Township; Mary Jo Noon, 6-5, Jeffersonville; Abby Salscheider, 5-10, Bluffton; Anna Waugh, 5-11, Franklin; Dana Western, 5-11, Lebanon.
- Player of the year: Sara Stribe, 6-0, Carroll. Point guard averaged 26.5 points, 13.1 rebounds, 7.9 assists, and 4.7 steals. Finished with 2,245 career points. Named Miss Basketball by Iowa Newspaper Association and Class 3A player of the year by Iowa Girls Basketball Coaches Association. College choice: Drake.
- Honorable mention: Zoey Artist, 5-11, Massena C&M; Natalie Bright, 5-8, Dowling; Ann Cavey, 6-3, North Cedar; Traci Jones, 5-11, Ankeny; Linda Lappe, 6-0, Winfield-Mount Union; Lindsey Meder, 5-10, Solon; Katie Miller, 5-11, Solon; Molly Nelson, 6-3, Fort Dodge; Anne O'Neil, 5-10, John F. Kennedy, So.; Stephanie Rich, 5-10, Washington; Erin Richards, 5-9, Mason City; Brianne Schoonover, 5-8, Fredricksburg; Nina Smith, 6-4, West (Waterloo), Jr.; Katie Sorrell, 6-4, Winfield-Mount Union.
- Player of the year: Alyssa Shriver, 6-2, South (Salina). Averaged 15.9 points, 10.8 rebounds as senior, making 51% of field goal attempts. Had 132 blocked shots this season and 601 in four-year career. College choice: Iowa State. - Honorable mention: Katrina Barrow, 5-9, McPherson, Jr.; Megan Carter, 6-3, Sante Fe Trail; Katie Gates, 6-0, Bishop Miege; Deana Holloway, 5-9, Moundridge; Jeneka Joyce, 5-7, Washburn Rural, So.; Laurie Koehn, 5-7, Moundridge, So.; Amber Krumbholz, 5-10, St. Thomas Aquinas; Amber Prose, 5-2, Little River; Amy Prose, 5-2, Little River; Shahidrah Roberts, 5-10, Blue Valley North, Jr.; Carly Stucky, 5-9 Pretty Prairie; Leah Wahlgren, 5-8, South (Salina), Jr.; Crystal Walker, 6-0, Osawatomie; Kendra Wecker, 5-11, Marysville, Fr.
- Player of the year: Carolyn Alexander, 5-11, Hazard. Averaged 29.5 points and 10.6 rebounds this season and finished fourth on the state's all-time scoring list with 3,671. Led team to All ``A'' state championship this season after helping Hazard win All ``A'' and overall state titles in 1997. Has 4.0 grade-point average. College choice: Kentucky. - Honorable mention: Jenni Benningfield, 5-10, Assumption, So.; Melinda Burke, 5-6, Perry County Central; Amanda Collins, 5-9, Pike County, Jr.; Michelle Cottrell, 5-11, Boone County; Kristina Covington, 5-11, Elizabethtown; SeSe Helm,, 6-0, Warren Central, So.; Krissy Hatfield, 5-10, Harlan, Jr.; Harmonie King, 5-7, Montgomery County, Jr.; Heather Kruger, 5-8, Highlands; Kristin Patton, 5-11, Berea; Kelly Pendleton, 5-9, Webster County; Dana Schubeler, 6-3, Elizabethtown; Jody Sizemore, 5-10, Leslie County; Suzie Smith, 5-6, Boone County; Kelli Stamper, 5-10, Lexington Catholic, Jr.; Casey Tackett, 5-6, Cumberland; Beth Vice, 5-10, Montgomery County; Kelli Wilson, 5-7, Somerset.
- Player of the year: Takeisha Lewis, 6-2, Pineview. First-team USA TODAY All-USA. Averaged 23.9 points, 14.6 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, 2.2 assists and 2.0 steals. Shot 77% from the field. Had high games of 42 points and 27 rebounds. In 51/2 years on varsity (began playing in seventh grade), scored school-record 4,831 points. College choice: Louisiana Tech. - Honorable mention: Ashley Antony, 5-8, Anacoco, Jr.; Detra Ashley, 5-10, Airline, So.; Scherwanda Boston, 5-8, Bienville, So.; Nancy Dubuisson, 5-10, Salmen; Shalanda Evans, 5-11, Arcadia; Cheryl Ford, 6-3, Summerfield, Jr.; Sarah Goree, 5-8, Christian Life; Salome Hector, 5-6, Salmen; Krystal Jackson, 5-10, Southwood; Kisha James, 5-6, Pineville; Shondra Johnson, 5-9, St. Mary's; Temeka Johnson, 5-5, Bonnabel, So.; Mindy Livaudias, 5-11, Ridgewood, So.; Misti Martin, 5-5, Anacoco; Lori Nero, 6-2, St. Joseph; Latisha Prater, 5-7, Bunkie; Sarah Richey, 6-2, Carencro; Gwen Slaughter, 6-2, Mamou; Misty Stevens, 5-11, Amite; Jamie Thomatis, 5-11, Ursuline; Ann Webster, 5-2, Ferriday.
- Player of the year: Andrea Pardilla, 6-0, Old Town. Averaged 19.5 points and 11 rebounds, 3.9 blocks for Eastern Maine finalist (19-2). Four-year starter at center was named to Bangor Daily News All-Maine team. College choice: Maine. - Honorable mention: Liza Barker, 5-6, Leavitt; Nicole Dominiczak, 5-8, Dirigo; Heather Ernest, 6-1, Mount Blue, So.; Tracey Frye, 5-8, Cony; Tracy Guerette, 5-9, Wisdom; Meghan Hamilton, 5-10, Jay; Jody Kenniston, 5-9, Old Town; Morgan McEwen, 5-6, Westbrook; Kristi Royer, 5-8, Lewiston, Jr.; Bonnie Smith, 5-10, Messalonskee, So.; Jen Tulley, 6-0, Old Orchard Beach; Julie Veilleux, 6-0, Cony, So.
- Player of the year: Lesley Walker, 5-8, Wheaton. Averaged 21.8 points, 7.5 assists, 5.5 steals and 5.0 rebounds. Helped Wheaton (26-0) to second consecutive state title. Finished career with 1,923 points and 737 rebounds, both school records. College choice: Georgetown. - Honorable mention: Danielle Battle, 6-0, St. John's at Prospect Hall, Jr.; Vicki Brick, 5-6, McDonogh, Jr.; Angie Creek, 5-9, Meade, Jr.; Jackie Edwards, 6-2, Annapolis; Sharron Francis, 5-8, Suitland; Betsy Gaines, 5-6, Roland Park, Jr.; Christen Greene, 6-3, Paint Branch; Jemecca Harrell, 6-4, Oxon Hill; Emily Lipton, 5-6, St. Mary's, Jr.; Rochelle Luckett, 5-5, Douglass; LaShay Makal, 5-7, Suitland; Jen Mitchell, 6-0, Northern (Owings), Jr.; Shani Moore, 6-0, McDonogh; Sherice Proctor, 5-5, Arundel; Terrana Pyform, 5-9, Riverdale Baptist; Shonte Simpson, 5-4, Gwynn Park; Tiffany Thompson, 6-3, St. John's at Prospect Hall; Toni White, 5-5, Wilde Lake; Ki-Ki Wimbush, 5-7, Potomac, So.
- Player of the year: Jillian Danker, 6-0, Minnechaug. Averaged 26.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3 steals, 3.8 assists and two blocks to lead team to back-to-back Division I state titles. Shot 55% from field, 76.4% from foul line, 62.9% on three-pointers. Her 2,179 career points ranks fifth all-time in state. Two-time Western Mass player of year. College choice: Vanderbilt. - Honorable mention: Erica Anderson, 5-8, Oliver Ames, Jr.; Hallie Boger, 6-1, Newton North; Jen Brown, 6-0, Foxboro; Katelyn Campbell, 5-11, Wakefield; Patty Cronin, 5-9, King Philip, Jr.; Kerry Downs, 5-6, Everett, Jr.; Lauren Fuller, 6-1, Duxbury; Felicia Haynes, 5-8, Jeremiah E. Burke; Jaime James, 5-8, Plymouth-North-South; Alissa Larrivee, 5-9, Westford Academy; Patricia Leahy, 5-11, Thayer Academy; Colleen McCaffrey, 6-0, West Springfield; Colleen McGahan, 6-0, North Attleboro; Colleen Muller, 5-6, Andover; Charlotte Muller, 5-6, Andover; Kara O'Neil, 5-9, King Philip; Kate O'Shaughnessy, 5-9, Old Rochester; Kristen Patterson, 5-6, Agawam; Sara Petrowicz, 5-10, Holy Name; Laurie Pillotte, 5-7, Dedham; Hollie Steinman, 5-11, Taconic; Brianne Stepherson, 5-8, Masconomet; Marche Strickland, 5-10, Silver Lake; Annie Tomasini, 5-7, Boston Latin School.
- Player of the year: Tawana McDonald, 6-4, Flint Northern. Two-time Nike All-American, as well as Parade All-American. Averaged 17.8 points and 12.4 rebounds this season. College choice: Georgia.
- Honorable mention: Amanda Abraham, 6-2, Plymouth-Salem; Nicole Anaejionu, 6-4, Marian ; Katie Blazewski, 6-0, Detroit Country Day; Gaini Bowles, 5-6, Martin Luther King; Shala Crook, 5-6, Sexton; Leigh Ann Dalton, 5-7, Kalkaska; Brandy Davis, 5-7, Frank Cody; Brittanya Day, 5-10, Muskegon Heights; Raina Goodlow, 6-2, Dominican; Alyan Ingram, 5-7, Waverly; Sarah Judd, 5-11, Regina; Kim Kipela, 6-1, West Bloomfield; Kristen Koetster, 6-3, Grandville; Olivia Lenis, 6-1, Martin Luther King; Milli Martinez, 5-8, Imlay City; Shakera McReynolds, 5-5, Everett; Koren Merchant, 6-1, Bishop Borgess; Nicole Miller, 5-8, Frank Cody; Jenny Newson, Grand Rapids Christian; Heather Osterier, 5-11, Mason; Elizabeth Pietila, 5-6, Hancock; Infini Robinson, 5-7, Oak Park; Ayisha Smith, 6-2, Bishop Borgess; Nicole Smith, 6-0, Huron (Ann Arbor); Jennifer Thomas, 6-1, Detroit Country Day; Breean Walas, 5-6, Marian ; Crystal Weaver, 5-10, East Kentwood; Rory Wendt, 6-2, Okemos; Crystal White, 6-4, Mount Clemens.
- Player of the year: Tamara Moore, 5-11, Minneapolis North. Averaged 24.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 5.7 steals; made 63% of field goal attempts. Led 29-0 team to Class 3A state title. Four-year starter led Minneapolis City Conference in scoring four consecutive season. All-Metro for third consecutive year. Voted player of the year by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and The Associated Press. In the last two seasons, led team to 56-2 record. College choice: Wisconsin. - Honorable mention: Emily Anderson, 5-6, St. James; Anna Borgstad, 5-10, Tri-County; Anne Bornstad, 6-2, Apple Valley; Jenny Brenden, 5-10, Sauk Rapids, So.; Amanda Gehrke, 5-10, Cass Lake Bena; Mauri Horton, 5-8, Minneapolis North, Jr.; Susan King, 5-7, Holy Angels, So.; Kate Madrinich, 6-0, Hibbing; Alena Martens, 5-10, Stillwater; Jennifer Mitchell, 5-8, Mankato; Missy Pederson, 5-7, Armstrong; Nicole Persby, 5-10, Hill-Murray; Lori Rittenhouse, 5-11, Mankato West; Erica Thein, 5-8, Roseville Area; Kim Toewe, 6-0, Grand Rapids, Jr.; Cassie VanderHeyden, 5-6, St. Francis High.
- Player of the year: LaToya Thomas, 6-1, Greenville, Jr. Averaged 27.3 points, 16.4 rebounds and 5.2 blocks for Class 5A state runner-up (33-2). The (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger player of the year and twice named to all-state first team. - Honorable mention: Meg Banahan, 5-11, Oxford, Jr.; Kenya Bibbs, 6-2, Starkville; Rosalind Carter, 6-2, Clinton; Felincia Cathey, 5-7, Yazoo City; Takela Corbitt, 5-4, Bruce; Yetta Enokabare, 6-4, Murrah; Ebony Felder, 6-2, So., Murrah; Catrina Frierson, 6-1, Vicksburg, Jr.; Jackie Gainwell, 6-3, Yazoo County, So.; Jamilah Johns, 6-4, Starkville; Keairra Levy, 5-7, Velma Wade Jackson; Tanya Montcrief, 6-2, Newton; Kim Page, 5-10, Meridian; Tamika Rogers, 5-9, Murrah; Keisha Stringfellow, 5-9, Provine, Jr.; Princess Swilley, 5-7, Hazelhurst, So.; Kesha Tardy, 6-1, Murrah, Jr.; Amie Williams, 6-6, East Side, Jr.; Tan White, 5-8, Tupelo, Fr.
- Player of the year: Regan Hughston, 6-1, West Plains. Averaged 16.9 points and 6.1 rebounds and shot 62% from the field and 76% from the foul line. Her 29-3 team won its first Class 4A state championship. College choice: Southeast Missouri. - Honorable mention: Kerensa Barr, 5-10, West Plains, Jr.; Lori Chase, 6-0, Rosary; Carrie Chinn, 5-11, Monroe City; Derica Davidson, 6-1, Truman, Jr.; Jayme Davis, 5-8, Appleton; Jill Esely, 5-7, Savanah; Jessy Fletcher, 5-9, Atlanta; Carrie Long, 5-10, Skyline; Christa Milham, 5-10, Jackson; Natalie Mottesheard, 5-7, Marshfield, Jr.; Katie Pizzardi, 5-7, Rosary; Christian Shelton, 5-10, Gateway Tech; Stacy West, 6-0, Skyline.
- Player of the year: Loree Payne, 6-0, Havre, Jr.; Three-time all-stater led team to its first Class A state title since 1978, averaging 29 points per game. Scored a school-record 45 against Great Falls. Had 33 points, 13 rebounds in state title game.
- Honorable mention: Mandi Carver, 6-2, Dillon; Jennifer Curl, 5-7, Big Sandy; Erin Ford, 5-9, Helena; Jill Henkel, 5-10, Sentinel; Cheryl Keller, 5-9, Malta; Brianne Kottwitz, 5-6, Bozeman; Joan Lanford, 5-8, Reedpoint; Kami Malna, 5-9, Glasgow; Simarron Schildf, 6-1, Browning; Michele Soloman, 6-0, Billings Senior; Trisha Sukut, 5-7, Colstrip.
- Player of the year: Candace Blackbird, 6-0, South Sioux City. Averaged 18 points, 5.4 assists and 4 steals this season. Led Cardinals to fourth consecutive Class B title. Team was 94-3 during Blackbird's four-year career. College choice: Nebraska.
- Honorable mention: Carla Bennett, 6-3, Omaha Westside, Jr.; Kelli Brummer, 5-11, Blair; Amanda Buckholtz, 5-6, Ogallalce, Jr.; Sara Cizek, 6-0, Millard South; Janelle Findlay, 5-11, Stella-Southeast; Nikki Gargano, 6-0, Omaha Roncalli; Elizabeth Herbek, 6-1, Fairfield-Sandy Creek; K.C. HilgenKamp, 5-11, Arlington; Stephanie Jones, 6-2, Omaha Benson, Jr.; Christy Neneman, 5-9, Omaha North, So.; Nicole Oliver, 5-10, South Sioux City, So.; Laura Pilakowski, 6-0, Columbus, Jr.; Katie Robinette, 6-1, South Sioux City, Fr.; Tonya Valk, 6-0, Battle Creek.
- Player of the year: Ashlee Orndorff, 6-2, Mineral County. The sophomore led Mineral County to a 26-2 record and fifth consecutive state title. Averaged 24 points, 10.5 rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Scored 27 in state championship win against Moapa Valley. - Honorable mention: Yolonda Banks, 5-11, Cheyenne; Lauren Beckman, 6-2, Elko; Jana Bone, 5-8, Eldorado; Courtney Moore, 6-0, McQueen, Jr.; Amy Roban, 5-9, Bishop Gorman; Kate Smith, 6-0, McQueen, Jr.; Paige Sutton, 6-1, Bishop Gorman, Jr.; Kristi Shaw, 5-10, Eldorado, Jr.; Shannon Taylor, 6-0, Reno; Krystal Thacker, 6-0, Reno; Alyson Thurman, 5-11, Carson, So.; Blair Wilkes, 6-4, Durango; Pam Williams, 5-11, Carson, So.
- Player of the year: Heidi Plencner, 5-10, Winnacunnet (20-1). State Miss Basketball. Averaged 22 points and scored a Class L record 36 points in championship-game win. College choice: New Hampshire. - Honorable mention: Sara Bilodeau, 5-6, Manchester Central; Jen Brickey, 5-5, Nashua, Jr.; Melissa Byrne, 5-11, Alvirne; Chris Carbonello, 5-8, Londonderry, Jr.; Ashley Durmer, 5-6, Nashua, Jr.; Tracey Fuller, 5-11, Kearsarge; Beth Gilbert, 5-10, Laconia; Meg Hamilton, 5-8, Londonderry; Emily Liskow, 5-10, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy; Jennifer Martin, 5-9, White Mountains, Jr.; Jess Nadeau, 5-7, Winnacunnet; Heidi Skelton, 5-5, Alvirne; Stacey Starner, 5-8, The Derryfield School, Jr.; Julie Tuttle, 5-8, Wilton-Lyndeborough.
- Player of the year: Asjha Jones, 6-1, Piscataway. Two-time all stater USA TODAY all-USA first teamer. Averaged 22.5 points, 11.1 rebounds a game. Ended career with 2,262 points. College choice: Connecticut. - Honorable mention: Regan Apo, 5-8, St. John Vianney, Jr.; Michelle Cappadona, 5-10, Red Bank Catholic; Alia Clark, 5-6, Bloomfield Tech, Jr.; Katie Caputi, 5-8, Camden Catholic; Lindsay Davis, 5-11, River Dell; Beth Dickinson, 5-8, Spotswood, Jr.; Lauren Durkin, 5-8, Sterling; Christina Fowler, 5-9, Hackettstown; Felicia Harris, 5-10, Red Bank; Brooke Kelly, 5-10, Ocean Township; Kara Leslie, 5-11, Paterson Catholic; Megan Light, 5-7, Gloucester; Michele Matyaskovsky, 6-1, Triton, Jr.; Kim McDonough, 5-9, Harrison; Claire Morrison, 5-7, Sparta; Caroline Nehls, 6-2, Randloph; Jess Olszewski, 5-8, East Brunswick; Jamie Riposta, 5-5, Mendham; Kirsten Rossotti, 6-1, Caldwell; Theresa Sanchez, 6-2, Haddonfield; Stephanie Scinto, 5-5, Immaculate Heart; Steffanie Shoop, 6-2, Hillsborough, Jr.; Lauren Tanel, 5-9, Toms River South, Jr.; Tara Walker, 5-9, Marist, Fr.; Jazmine Wright, 5-10, Columbia.
- Player of the year: Melanie Maynes, 5-7, Deming. The senior post player led the state in scoring (33.9) and rebounding (13.5) for third year in row. Led team to state tournament in each of four years. This team went 20-6 and lost to eventual champion Rio Grande in quarterfinals. Four-time first-team all-state choice by Albuquerque Journal. College choice: Undecided. - Honorable mention: Jill Blazek, 6-2, Rio Grande; Candice Casuse, 5-7, Gallup; Rainy Crisp, 5-9, Navajo Prep; Cristal Garcia, 5-5, Pojoaque, Jr.; Sonrisa Garcia, 5-6, Pojoaque, Jr.; Daniela Gonzales, 5-9, Gallup; Erica Gonzales, 5-9, Rio Grande; Monique Hernandez, 5-9, Cibola, Jr.; Emily King, 5-10, Moriarty; Julie Lanphere, 5-8, Sante Fe; Leslie McMahon, 5-8, Reserve, Jr.; McKenzie Russell, 5-6, Grants; Summer Sparnon, 5-9, Goddard; Myriah Spence, 5-11, McCurdy, So.; Patricia Vigil, 5-6, Mora; Julie Whetten, 5-8, Silver, So.
- Player of the year: Sue Bird, 5-9, Christ the King. Averaged 18.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 3.5 steals for USA TODAY national champion. College choice: Connecticut. - Honorable mention: Lanisha Butler, 5-6, Riverdale Day; Nicole Conway, 5-11, Bethlehem; Nicole Daniels, 6-1, Mount Vernon, Jr.; Jen Dervjanik, 5-8, St. Peter's (Staten Island), So.; Bethany Donophin, 6-2, Horace Mann; Kate Fagan, 5-10, Niskyuna, Jr.; Kathyrn Fowler, 6-0, Christ the King; Marie Fusci, 5-9, Island Trees; Becky Gottstein, 6-0, Albany; Carolyn Gottstein, 6-3, Albany, So.; Meghan Holihan, 6-1, Sacred Heart, Jr.; Sarah Johnson, 6-3, Westhill, Jr.; Nicole Kaczmarski, 5-10, Sachem, Jr.; Val Klopher, 5-5, Bishop McGinn; Maureen Magarity, 6-1, our Lady of Lourdes, Jr.; Janelle McManus, 5-6, Bishop Kearney, So.; Camille Murphy, 5-8, Coriman; Brooke Rutnik, 6-0, Holy Names, Jr.; Antoinette Siatta, 5-0, Christ the King; Diana Spencer, 5-11, Jamesville-Dewitt, Jr.; Jeanine Wilcox, 6-1, Ursuline Academy, So.
- Player of the year: Carisse Moody, 6-1, Northern Nash. The junior averaged 17.5 points and 10 rebounds for 27-1 Class 4A state champions. Was MVP of the Class 4A final with 17 points and nine rebounds in a 65-53 win against McDowell. - Honorable mention: Alicia Abernathy, 5-9, Hickory, Jr.; Elizabeth Biedrycki, 6-4, Charlotte Catholic; Anestha Blakeney, 6-1, Forest Hills, Jr.; Mandy Bynum, 5-8, Eastern Alamance; April Cromartie, 6-1, Union; Samika Foster, 5-7, Riverside; Chauntia Gilchrist, 5-10, Hillside; Stacey Hinkle, 5-9, Ledford; Katie LaRue, 5-6, Northwest Guilford; Ida Lespier, 5-10, Cherokee; Sally Logan, West Lincoln, 5-9, So.; Clifteana McKiver, 6-3, East Duplin; Shannon Reid, 5-8, South Caldwell; Tali Robich, 5-8, Richmond County; Amy Simpson, 5-10, Eden Morehead, Jr.; Tonika Smith, 6-0, Lincolnton; Brandi Westmoreland, 6-0, McDowell, So.;
- Player of the year: Angie Welle, 6-3, Fargo Shanley. Named the state's Miss Basketball. College choice: Iowa State. - Honorable mention: Mary Perrizo, 5-10, Mandan; Jamie Lamoureux, 5-11, Grafton; Eileen Finley, 5-9, Grafton; Sarah McLean, 5-3, Oakes; Lindsey Eliason, 5-6, Central Valley; Darcy Schmeling, 5-10, South Heart; Jessie Slinde, 5-9, Velva; Lindi Groth, 5-11, Gackle Streeter, Jr; Melissa O'Dell, 6-1 Shiloh Christian; Gwen Weinbar, 5-6, Stanley; Nicci Schorsch, 6-0, Richardton-Taylor, Jr.; Casey Bostow, 5-9, Fargo South; Charyl Weingartan, 5-8, Grand Forks Red River; Jen Flath, 6-2, Bowman
- Player of the year: Tamika Williams, 6-1, Chaminade-Julienne. Averaged 19.4 points, 10.7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3.2 steals while shooting 63.4 % from the field and 77.4 % from the free throw line. USA TODAY player of the year. Voted state's Ms. Basketball and was first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press. College choice: Connecticut. - Honorable mention: Jackie Altenweg, 5-5, Perry (Lake County); Tomeka Brown, 5-10, Marion Franklin; Angela Burleson, 5-11, Wheelersburg; Katrena Carr, 5-10, Cleveland Heights; Kaayla Chones, 6-3, North (Eastlake), Jr.; Chrissy Donovan, 5-10, St. Ursula (Cincinnati), Jr.; Merelenea Dozier, 5-9, East Tech, Jr.; Amber Ellison, 5-9, Meadowbrook, Jr.; Katie Griggs, 5-11, Wauseon; Mindy Hammond, 5-10, DeSales, Ericka Haney, 6-1, Central Catholic (Toledo); Jessica Hines, 5-8, Barnesville; Jenny Horner, 6-3, Northview; Melanie Karas, 5-10, Centerburg; Trish Kruse, 5-9, Chagrin Falls; Tanya McClure, 5-6, Lincoln (Gahanna), Jr.; Francine Miller, 5-10, Kalida; Kristen New, 5-10, Ironton; DiDi Reynolds, 6-1, Hopewell-Loudon, Jr.; Jamie Rubis, 6-0, Hoover; Lauren Shenk, 5-10, Minster; Tiffany Stocker, 5-6, Conotton Valley; Carey Strumpf, 5-10, Big Walnut; Robin Thayer, 6-1, South Range; LaToya Turner, 6-4, Pickerington, Jr.; Katelyn Vujas, 6-3, Wadsworth, Jr.; Dallas Williams, 6-0, William Mason, Jr.; Holly Wilson, 6-0, Reynoldsburg; Dawn Woodruff, 6-0, Orrville; Stacey Wright, 5-10, East Canton.
- Player of the year: Jessica Bates, 6-2, Owasso. Power forward averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds. Basketball Congress International (BCI) all-American. College choice: Oklahoma State.
- Honorable mention: LaNeishea Caufield, 5-9, Ada; Kara Faulk, 6-0, Sapulpa; Angie Gorton, 6-0, Canadian; Mandy Nightengale, 5-6, Sapulpa; Terrisha Osborn, 5-11, Moore; Tricia Payne, 6-0, Duncan; Essence Perry, 5-5, Lawton; Sarah Reese, 6-1, Owasso; Kristen Rodgers, 6-2, Mannford, Jr.; Jadrea Seeley, 6-2, Bethel, Jr.; Lindsay Smith, 6-1, Edmond Memorial, Jr.; Stephanie Stoglin, 6-2, Booker T. Washington, So.; Dana Sutton, 5-5, Velma-Alma; Iciss Tillis, 6-3, Cascia Hall, So.
- Player of the year: Lindsey Yamasaki, 6-2, Oregon City. Averaged 24.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 3.2 steals for 24-4 team that won fifth consecutive Class 4A state title. Had high games of 40 points (in 19 minutes) and 24 rebounds. Finished career with 1,988 points, 827 rebounds, 326 assists and 324 steals. Named USA TODAY All-USA first team. College choice: Stanford. - Honorable mention: Ericka Brosterhous, 6-3, North Medford; Keani Christianson, 6-1, North Eugene; Julie Deming, 5-10, Westview (Beaverton), Jr.; Alissa Edwards, 5-8, Hermiston, Jr.; Jessica Hansen, 5-8, Oregon City, Jr.; Latoya Harris, 5-8, Parkrose, Jr.; Sara Hedgepeth, 6-0, Springfield, So.; Carliss Holland, 5-2, Jefferson, Jr.; Lakesha Jones, 6-0, Jefferson; Sarah Jones, 5-10, Rogue River; Sarah Keeler, 6-3, Pendleton, So.; Angela Knopf, 6-1, Barlow; Sabrina Scott, 6-3, Lakeridge, Jr.; Cheryl Sorenson, 6-0, Clackamas; Chelsey Ward, 5-11, Newberg; Chassie Wiersma, 5-11, Crater; Shaquala Williams, 5-6, Reynolds (Troutdale); Da'Love Woods, 5-4, St. Mary's (Portland), So.
- Player of the year: Swin Cash, 6-3, McKeesport. Averaged 29.8 points, 17.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 5.8 blocked shots and 4.2 steals. Scored career high 50 points this season against Steel Valley. Helped team go 29-3 and reach state Class 4A semifinals. Finished with 2,574 career points and 1,710 rebounds. USA TODAY all-USA first team. College choice: Connecticut. - Honorable mention: Rashana Barnes, 6-0, West Catholic (Philadelphia); Erin Brady, 5-10, Marian Catholic, Jr.; Trish Breznitsky, 5-8, Mahanoy; Jessica Brungo, 6-1, North Allegheny, So.; Katie Bulger, 5-10, Oakland Catholic, So.; Cindy Dallas, 6-1, Schenley; Megan Dellegrotti, 5-8, Berwick; Nicole Druckenmiller, 6-0, Northampton; Jessica Faust, 5-6, Pottstown; Brooke Freeburg, 5-11, Fort LeBoeuf, Jr.; Krista Gingrich, 5-9, Lewistown; Cherisse Graham, 5-8, Archbishop Carroll, So.; Missy Grossman, 5-10, Emmaus; Beth Hudak, 6-3, Notre Dame; Amber Jacobs, 5-6, Abington Heights, So.; Lisa Jakubowicz, 6-2, Conwell Egan; Tionda Jennings, 5-8, George Washington (Pittsburgh); Maggie Johnston, 5-8, Lewistown; Patricia Juhline, 5-9, Cardinal O'Hara (Springfield), Jr.; Janeka Lopp, 5-10, Downingtown; Sheana Mosch, 5-9, Dubois Christian, Jr.; Vicky Quimby, 6-0, Wilson (West Lawn); Bonnie Randa, 5-8, Council Rock, Jr.; Jen Sabota, 5-5, Latrobe, Jr.; Lauren St. Clair, 6-1, Mount St. Joseph; Stacey Small, 5-5, Cheltenham, Jr.; Brooke Stewart, 5-6, East Allegheny, Jr.; Miesha Taylor, 5-8, Marion Mercy Academy, Jr.; Leah Uhernik, 5-11, Freedom; Shelbey Wardman, 5-8, Laurel Highlands; Christal White, 5-10, Mount Alvernia; Val Zona, 5-8, Seneca Valley.
- Player of the year: Shannon Perry, 5-9, La Salle Academy. Averaged 24 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Scored 1,602 career points. Three-time all-stater. College choice: Undecided.
- Honorable mention: Heather Dandrow, 5-8, Ponaganset; Sue Dyer, 5-7, La Salle Academy, Jr.; Lissa Eagles, 5-8, Wheeler School; Jacki Fournier, 5-9, St. Raphael; Christine Kane, 5-10, East Greenwich; Lyndita Liburd, 5-6, Central Falls; Meaghan McGonagle, 6-3, Pilgrim; Alainna Schiano, 5-8, Cranston West; Sarah Tift, 6-0, North Kingstown, Jr.; Emily Winsor, 5-11, Ponaganset, Jr.
- Player of the year: Shonzinski Gortman, 5-10, Keenan. A four-year starter who averaged 25 points and 10 rebounds. College choice: South Carolina. - Honorable mention: Keisa Bryant, 5-8, Summerville, So.; Nancy Derrick, 5-10, Wardlaw, So.; Ashley Ebert, 5-7, Dorman; Chadera Finley, 5-7, St. Andrews, Jr.; Chrissy Floyd, 5-9, Laurens, Jr.; Buffy Graves, 5-9, Mullins, So.; Tasha Hemphill, 5-8, Gaffney; Crishna Hill, 5-10, Wade Hampton of Greenville; Saundra Jackson, 6-3, Battery Creek; Camilla Jenkins, 5-8, Eau Claire; Koretha Johnson, 5-8, Myrtle Beach, Jr.; Toni Leopard, 5-10, Ninety-Six; Brandy Patterson, 5-8, A.C. Flora; Nikki Reddick, 5-7, Hartsville; Jessica Ridgill, 5-9, Manning; Kati Scott, 6-1, Socastee; Krystal Scott, 5-8, Carolina; Jennifer Williams, 6-2, Orangeburg Wilkinson, Jr.
- Player of the year: Tamera Oltmanns, 5-9, Lennox. Averaged 20.5 points, 5.3 rebounds. Finished career with 1,746 points, 422 assists and 400 steals. Led 19-5 team to Class A state runnerup finish. Team lost to to Wagner 52-43 in state final as Oltmanns had 16. College choice: Augustana. - Honorable mention: Stephanie Austin, 5-10, Centerville; Holly Bordewyk, 6-1, Rapid City Stevens, Jr.; Jennifer DeGroot, 6-3, Ipswich; Emily Janssen, 5-11, Emery; Mandy Koupal, 6-0, Wagner, Jr.; Donni Luecke, 5-9, Sioux Falls Roosevelt; Tia Michalski, 6-4, Willow Lake; Heather Nelson, 5-10, Yankton, Jr.; Holly Schaunaman, 5-8, Leola; Charrisa Sheppard, 6-0, Flandreau; Tara Wadsworth, 5-10, Hamlin.
- Player of the year: Tonya Tuggles, 5-7, Bradford. Averaged 15 points, seven rebounds in leading team to 33-1 record and third consecutive Class A title. Had 19 points, 14 rebounds in 51-43 win against Moore County in Class A final. Two-time West Tennessee player of the year and three-time state tournament MVP. Led team to 96-8 record in last three years. Was Miss Basketball as junior. College choice: Unsigned. - Honorable mention: Julie Aderhold, 6-0, McMinn Central, So.; Andrea Brown, 6-0, Livingston Academy, So.; Amanda Canon, 5-10, Shelbyville Central; Dana Conner, 6-2, Obion Central; Brianne Dodgen, 6-0, Sevier County; Jennifer Fambrough, 6-1, Dickson County; Jaselyn Grant, 5-0, Booker T. Washington; Brandi Hillman, 6-1, Hamilton; Janet Holt, 6-0, Moore County; Trelesia Lewis, 5-8, Memphis Northside; Courtney McDaniel, 6-0, Tennessee High, So.; Julie Miller, 6-0, Grundy County; Candice Mitchell, 5-11, White County; Shannon Preston, 5-8, Trezevant; Julie Rose, 5-6, Briarcrest; Talisha Scates, 6-1, Hickman County; Katie Smith, 5-7, Lawrence County, Jr.; Sara Stevens, 5-4, Harriman; Angela Sutton, 5-8, Bradley Central; Tracy Webb, 5-8, Crockett County; Jennifer Wilson, 6-0, Oak Ridge, Jr.
- Player of the year: LaShinda Winters, 5-3, Alief Elsik. Averaged 17.2 points this season. College choice: Undecided.
- Honorable mention: Hillary Akromis, 6-1, San Antonio Churchill; Bandi Bayer, 6-1, Levelland; Brittany Bruns, 5-11, Cy-Falls; Veronica Carter, 5-8, Goodrich; Megan Cobb, 5-10, Plano; Alison Cudnoski, 6-1, Lubbock Monterey; Brandi Davis, 5-11, Lumberton; Sarah Dodds, 6-1, Brookesmith, Jr.; Tanisha Ellison, 6-1, Alief Elsik; Aarika Florus, 6-2, Barbers Hill; Traci Ganan, 5-9, McKinney; Khaliah Guillory, 5-9, Port Arthur Jefferson; Eboni Hammond, 5-11, Waco Midway; Asha Hill, 5-9, Del Valle; Katie Holley, 5-8, Van Alstyne; Chandi Jones, 5-10, Bay City; Kimberly Lawson, 5-8, Houston Madison, Jr.; Meagan Legett, 5-9, Longview; Brandi McCain, 5-9, Silsbee; Rhonda Ooten, 5-8, Georgetown; Jia Perkins, 5-8, Granbury; Elizabeth Pickney, 6-3, Alief Hastings.Stacy Stephens, 6-1, Winnsboro, So; Amber Tarr, 6-0, Ozona; Natalie Thomas, 5-6, Karnack; Kristi Tyson, 6-1, Winnsboro; Meredith Walker, 6-0, Longview; Amber Ward, 5-8, Comanche; Kami Williamson, 5-7, Menard; Nathesia Wright, 5-8, Granbury, So.; Shereka Wright, 5-11, Copperas Cove.
- Player of the year: Katrena Ellett, 6-0, Cyprus, Jr. Led Cyprus into the 4-A tournament for the first time since 1990. Averaged 22 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists per game. Scored 44 points against Bountiful. - Honorable mention: Heather Cheesman, 6-3, Mountain View, Jr.; Casey Cooke, 5-7, Parowan, Jr.; Erin Hansen, 5-9, Mountain View; Caroline Heaton, 5-8, Valley; Lindsey Hille, 6-0, Olympus, Jr.; Stacey Jensen, 5-8, West Jordan; Sally Johnson, 5-8, Skyline; Megan Lofthouse, 5-9, Bingham; Misty Montoya, 5-8, Granger; Lisa Osguthorpe, 6-1, Mountain View; Channell Rose, 5-9, Snow Canyon, Jr.; Jill Roberts, 5-8, Taylorsville; Dani Shaheen, 5-6, Snow Canyon, Jr.; Erin Thorn, 5-8, Mountain View, Jr.; Kris Weekly, 5-8, Mountain View.
- Player of the year: Libby Smith, 5-9, Essex. A four-year starter who averaged 15 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4.5 steals for Essex, a four-time Division I state champion. Scored 1,106 career points. Smith led team to 93-3 record during her career. Burlington Free Press Miss Basketball. College: Vermont.
- Honorable mention: Cara Barbierri, 5-9, Mount Anthony; Anna Bell, 6-1, South Burlington; Amanda Cornett, 5-8, Enosburg; Meg Csizmesia, 5-7, Arlington Memorial, Fr.; Hilary Goodrich, 5-11, U-32; Theresa LaRocque, 5-4, Randolph, Jr.; Sara Lovell, 6-1, Bellows Falls, Jr.; Shanda Lyman, 5-8, Champlain Valley; Morgan Valley, 5-10, Rice Memorial, So.; Katie Turpin, 5-10, Mount Mansfield; Christina Raiche, 5-11, Mill River; Jaime Zahm, 6-0, Montpelier.
- Player of the year: Talisha Quarles, 5-6, Louisa. Averaged 19 points, six rebounds, five steals and four assists this season. College choice: Virginia. - Honorable mention: Brandy Allen, 6-1, William Byrd; Christina Cooper, 5-8, Charlottesville; Jamie Cornwell, 5-8, Turner Ashby; Renee Cosby, 5-9, James Madison, Jr.; Andrea Gay, 5-8, William Byrd, So.; Sharese Grant, 5-7, Princess Anne, So.; Nicole Jones, 6-2, James Madison; Marsha Kinder, 5-5, Turner Ashby, So.; Kara Lawson, 5-9, West Springfield, Jr.; Brandy Martin, 5-6, Laurel Park; Heather Miller, 5-10, Bassett, Jr.; Sarah Palmer, 6-0, Salem; Shanna Price, 5-10, George Washington (Danville); Kaiysha Roebuck, 6-0, Gar-Field; Shannon Segres, 6-0, Gar-Field; Julie Sowers, 5-8, Floyd County; Nykiah Washington, 5-11, Charlottesville, Jr.
- Player of the year: Sheila Lambert, 5-7, Chief Sealth. Averaged 25.7 points, 12.0 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals as guard for 1998 Class AAA state semifinalist. Team advanced to state each of her four years. Named tournament MVP after scoring a record 128 points in four games, including 42 against Meadowdale in the state quarterfinals. Seattle Times and Seattle Post Intelligencer state player of year. College choice: Washington. - Honorable mention: Tammy Annas, 5-10, Enumclaw; Becki Ashbaugh, 5-6, Bothell; Jamie Craighead, 5-10, Elma; Courtney Cushing, 6-0, Prairie, Jr.; Katie Davis, 5-10, Manson; Cori Enghusen, 6-7, Inglemoor; Jessica Isermann, 5-11, Federal Way; Enjoli Izodor, 6-1, Roosevelt; Rikki Jackson, 5-9, Central Valley; Erin Johanssen, 6-1, Enumclaw; Brianne Jolly, 5-11, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls); Chelsea Keegan, 6-0, Seattle Prep; Molly McKinnon, 5-8, Capital; Nadja Morgan, 6-2, Blanchet; Kellie O'Neill, 6-1, Meadowdale, Jr.; Heather Reighmann, 6-0, Kings; Tami Standish, 6-1, Ellensburg; Julie Vanni,, 5-11, Richland.
- Player of the year: Elizabeth Tokodi, 5-10, Parkersburg Capital. Forward averaged 18.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and three assists in leading Parkersburg Catholic to its second consecutive Class A title. She had 30 points in a 55-51 victory against Wheeling Central in the state final. College choice: Marshall. - Honorable mention: Melanie Burkovich, 6-1, Fairmont; Sarah Burkett, 5-5, Parkersburg Catholic; Raquel Burns, 5-10, Wheeling Central; Mary Grace Carson, 6-2, Braxton County, Jr.; Sarah Hamrick, 5-5, Tucker County; Kelli Hurst, 5-7, Princeton, Jr.; Tabitha Hutson, 5-7, Lincoln, So.; KeTara Lee, 5-9, Wheeling Park, Jr.; Kristy Setser, 5-8, Mercer Christian; Ashley Shepler, 5-4, Charleston Catholic, Jr.; Shawntay Smith, 5=9, George Washington, Jr.; Katie Snodgrass, 5-9, Nitro; Jody Williams, 5-9, Nicholas County; Jaime Young, 5-9, Poca.
- Player of the year: Jerica Watson, 6-0, Milwaukee Washington. Averaged 18.4 points and 10.2 rebounds and led Washington to the state final. College choice: Iowa. - Honorable mention: Kelly Auger, 5-9, Milwaukee Pius; Myesha Bledsoe, 5-8, Milwaukee Washington; Kristi Channing, 6-0, Fall Creek; Aubrey Danen, 6-0, Oconomowoc; Trisha Ebel, 5-9, Green Bay Southwest; Lashonda Gray, 5-7, Racine Horlick; Kristi Johnson, 5-6, Holmen; Zuzana Klimesova, 6-2, Milwaukee Pius; Kristi Larson, 6-4, Cashton; Amanda Leonhard, 5-8, Ladysmith; Kristy Loiselle, 5-10, Kimberly; Nicole Reisner, 5-8, Marathon; Kristy Roherty, 5-7, Milton, Jr; Stephanie Schmitz, 5-7, Fond du Lac Winnebago Lutheran; Kristi Seeger, 6-0, Stoughton, Jr.; Kristen Seffern, 6-2, North Fond du Lac; Candace Smith, 5-5, Madison West, Jr.; Corrin Von Wald, 5-9, Hudson; Amy Zelinger, 5-10, Racine Park.
- Player of the Year: Jessica Bachmann, 5-10, Campbell County, Jr. Scored 14 points in state Class 4A final. Led team to 21-3 record. - Honorable mention: Jo Ann Doyle, 6-0, Sheridan, Jr.; Morning Rae Ferris, 5-4, Wyoming Indian; Janae Griffin, 5-6, Douglas; Jennifer Griffin, 5-6, Douglas; Sonny Guild, 5-7, Mountain View; Cheryl Harmon, 6-1, Green River; Amanda Johnson, 5-11, Kelly Walsh, Jr.; Molly Marso, 5-6, Campbell County; Jessica Mitchelson, 5-8, Farson-Eden; Jenny Watkins, 5-7, Lander Valley; Becky Ward, 6-3, Southeast.
Top underclassmen to watch
Player Ht. School (city) Chantelle Anderson 6-5 Hudson's Bay (Vancouver, Wash.) Jamie Carey 5-6 Horizon (Thornton, Colo.) Olga Gvozdenovic 6-2 Loyola (Wilmette, Ill.) Gwen Jackson 6-2 Eufaula, Ala. Nicole Kaczmarski 5-10 Sachem (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) Schuye LaRue 6-3 Archbishop Carroll (Washington, D.C.) Kara Lawson 5-9 West Springfield (Springfield, Va.) April McDivitt 5-8 Connersville, Ind. Portia Mitchell 6-4 Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.) Tasheika Morris 6-0 Butler (Huntsville, Ala.) Alicia Ratay 6-0 Lake Zurich, Ill. Sabrina Scott 6-3 Lakeridge (Lake Oswego, Ore.) Nina Smith 6-4 West (Waterloo, Iowa) LaToya Turner 6-4 Pickerington, Ohio Shinikki Whiting 5-9 Clearwater, Fla.
Rebecca Bonner 6-2 Concord, N.H. Ebony Felder 6-2 Murrah (Jackson, Miss.) Ebony Hoffman 6-2 Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.) Aisha Hollans 5-9 Berkeley, Calif. Anne O'Neil 5-11 Kennedy (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Nicole Powell 6-2 Mountain Pointe (Phoenix) Vanessa Randall 6-4 Boone (Orlando) Ashley Robinson 6-4 South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas) Diana Taurasi 5-11 Don Lugo (Chino, Calif.) Iciss Tillis 6-3 Cascia Hall (Tulsa) Chelsea Trotter 6-2 Brea Olinda (Brea, Calif.) Lisa Willett 6-0 Santa Barbara, Calif.
Clare Droesch 5-11 Christ the King (Queens, N.Y.) Loree Moore 5-9 Narbonne (Harbor City, Calif.) Michelle Munoz 6-0 Mason, Ohio Claudette Towers 5-9 Fenwick (Oak Park, Ill.) Wynter Whitley 6-2 Holy Innocents' Episcopal (Atlanta)
Author not available, ALL-USA GIRLS BASKETBALL HONORABLE MENTION. , USA Today, 05-11-1998, pp 13C.