WBCA announces All-Region nominees for 2016 NCAA Division I Coaches' All-America Team

ATLANTA (March 23, 2016) – The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today the All-Region nominees for the 2016 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team.  The selection committee will select the 10-member Coaches’ All-America Team from these 52 candidates.

The All-Region honorees are as follows:

Region 1        
Name Institution Year Pos. Height
Lindsay Allen Notre Dame Junior Guard 5’8”
Adut Bulgak Florida State Senior Center 6’4”
Madison Cable Notre Dame Senior Guard 5’10”
Myisha Hines-Allen Louisville Sophomore Forward 6’2”
Jonquel Jones George Washington Senior Forward 6’6”
Kelsey Minato Army Senior Guard 5’8”
Mariya Moore Louisville Sophomore Forward 6’0”
Adrienne Motley Miami (Fla.) Junior Guard 5’9”
Shereesha Richards Albany Senior Forward 6’1”
April Robinson Duquesne  Senior Guard 5’8”
Leticia Romero Florida State Junior Guard 5’8”
Azurá Stevens Duke Sophomore Forward 6’6”
Shakayla Thomas Florida State Sophomore Guard 5’11”
Brianna Turner Notre Dame Sophomore Forward 6’3”
Aaliyah Whiteside Georgia Tech Senior Guard/Forward 6’0”


Region 2        
Name Institution Year Pos. Height
Alaina Coates South Carolina Junior Center 6’4”
Makayla Epps Kentucky Junior Guard 5’10”
Nathalie Fontaine Ball State Senior Guard 6’2”
Jordan Frericks Missouri Junior Forward 6’1”
Tiffany Mitchell South Carolina Senior Guard 5’9”
Victoria Vivians Mississippi State Sophomore Guard 6’1”
Courtney Walker Texas A&M Senior Guard 5’8”
A’ja Wilson South Carolina Sophomore Forward 6’5”


Region 3        
Name Institution Year Pos. Height
Imani Boyette Texas Senior Center 6’7”
Nina Davis Baylor Junior Forward 5’11”
Bria Holmes West Virginia Senior Guard 6’1”
Moriah Jefferson Connecticut Senior Guard 5’7”
Niya Johnson Baylor Senior Guard 5’8”
Alexis Jones Baylor Junior Guard 5’9”
Brittney Martin Oklahoma State Senior Guard 6’0”
Breanna Stewart Connecticut Senior Forward 6’4”
Morgan Tuck Connecticut Junior Forward 6’2”
Courtney Williams South Florida Senior Guard 5’8”


Region 4        
Name Institution Year Pos. Height
Ameryst Alston Ohio State Senior Guard 5’9”
Rachel Banham Minnesota Senior Guard 5’9”
Nia Coffey Northwestern Junior Forward 6’1”
Kim Demmings Wright State Senior Guard 5’8”
Katelynn Flaherty Michigan Sophomore Guard 5’7”
Danaejah Grant St. John’s Senior Guard 5’9”
Chanise Jenkins DePaul Senior Guard 5’5”
Brionna Jones Maryland Junior Center 6’3”
Kelsey Mitchell Ohio State Sophomore Guard 5’8”
Aerial Powers Michigan State Junior Forward 6’0”
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough Maryland Junior Guard 5’11”


Region 5        
Name Institution Year Pos. Height
Jillian Alleyne Oregon Senior Guard 6’3”
Kristine Anigwe California-Berkeley Freshman Forward/Center 6’4”
Sophie Brunner Arizona State Junior Forward 6’1”
Brittany Crain UC Riverside Senior Guard 5’8”
Temi Fagbenle Southern California Senior Center 6’4”
Ruth Hamblin Oregon State Senior Center 6’6”
Kelsey Plum Washington Junior Guard 5’8”
Jamie Weisner Oregon State Senior Guard 5’10”

The selection committee uses an equation to determine a fair number of nominees from each region. The number of Division I institutions in each region is divided by the number of Division I institutions overall to determine a percentage for each region.  This percentage is then multiplied by 52 (the total number of desired finalists) to get the number of finalists for each region.

The 2016 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team will be announced on Saturday, April 2, during NCAA® Women’s Final Four® Super Saturday festivities in Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.


About the WBCA:
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association 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 in all of its aspects as a sport for women and girls. For more information about the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.