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McDonald’s 2011 All-American Rosters Announced

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Photo Caption: Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of Santa Ana’s Mater Dei High School highlights a star-studded list of high school seniors selected to participate in the 2011 McDonald’s Girls’ All-American Game. This year’s game, to be held in Chicago on March 30, will mark the 10th anniversary of the prestigious girls’ event.

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By Lee Michaelson
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McDonald’s announced its final rosters for the All-American Girls’ Game today. The prestigious event, the 10th since McDonald’s inaugurated the women’s counterpart to 34-year old All-American Boys’ Game, will tip off on Wednesday, March 30, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, 6:30 Central, with the Boy’s Game to follow immediately afterward. Both games will be nationally televised on ESPN.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, California), the consensus No. 1 girls’ high school recruit in the country, highlights the prep star-studded West roster where she will be joined by high school teammate Alexyz Vaioletama and local rival Justine Hartman (Brea-Olinda High School, Brea, California), among other top high school athletes. Cierra Burdick (Butler High School, Matthews, North Carolina), Ariel Massengale (Bolingbrook High School, Bolingbrook, Illinois) and Bria Smith (Christ the King High School, Middle Village, New York) are among the marquee players who will make up the East squad.

“As I’m sure you know, tomorrow is National Girls and Women in Sports Day, a perfect time to reflect on the history of women’s sports,” said Brittany Gorniewicz, a spokeswoman for the McDonald’s All-American Games last week in the run-up to today’s roster announcements. “2011 actually marks the 10th anniversary of the Girls Game ... Since the first McDonald’s All American Girls Game took place in 2002 at Madison Square Garden, 216 of the country’s most promising female athletes have played in prep basketball’s most prestigious event. Current and future greats include Seimone Augustus (2002), Ann Strother (2002 Game Co-MVP), Sylvia Fowles (2004), Candace Parker (2004), Courtney Paris (2005 Game MVP), Tina Charles (2006 Game MVP) and Maya Moore (2007). More importantly, their participation in the Game has helped children and families in need all across the country.”

Each year, proceeds from the McDonald’s All American Games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities in communities adjoining the site of the games. This year’s games will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities in the greater Chicago and northern Indiana areas.

Gorniewicz noted an number of “fun facts” about the female athletes who have participated in the games over the past 10 years:

  • Since 2002, UConn (17) and Tennessee (17) remain tied for most McDonald’s All American Girls recruited – Duke (13), Maryland (12), Rutgers (12), UNC (11), and Stanford (11) are close behind. The addition of this year’s roster will put Connecticut in sole possession of first place with three new additions bring the UConn tally to 20 (interestingly, all three of the Husky newcomers are playing for the West this year), with Tennessee still hot on its heels at 19, followed by Duke with 15 and Rutgers with 14.

  • Since 2003 (the first NCAA class with female McDonald’s All Americans), every NCAA national champion has had at least four McDonald’s All Americans on the roster, except Baylor’s 2005 squad that had none.

  • In 2004, Candace Parker shocked the nation when she became the first and only female to win the slam-dunk competition at the POWERADE Jam Fest, two nights before the McDonald’s All American Girls Game.

  • Former Lady Vol, Alexis Hornbuckle, holds the all-time points record with 22 in the 2004 Girls Game;  Meighan Simmons had 21 in 2010; and 2002 standouts Ann Strother and Shanna Zolman both scored 21.

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  • More than half (61) of the 120 female McDonald’s All Americans from 2002-2006 played (or currently play) in the WNBA. All 216 players attended (or attend) NCAA programs as student-athletes.


The complete rosters for the two squads, who were selected through an arduous year-long procees, are listed below:

2011 McDonald’s Girls’ All-American Game Roster

 

Originally published Thu, February 10, 2011


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WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Week: February 7, 2012
RANK SCHOOL RECORD LAST WEEK'S RANK PRESEASON RANK AP RANK POINTS
1 Baylor (31) 24-0 1 1 1 775
2 Notre Dame 23-1 2 2 2 743
3 Connecticut 21-2 3 4 3 710
4 Stanford 20-1 4 5 4 685
5 Duke 19-3 6 8 5 650
6 Miami (FL) 20-3 7 7 6 604
7 Kentucky 21-3 5 15 7 584
8 Maryland 20-3 10 10 8 534
9 Wisconsin-Green Bay 20-0 9 24 9 530
10 Ohio State 21-2 11 NR-RV
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10 483
11 Tennessee 17-6 8 3 11 476
12 Delaware 20-1 13 NR 12 434
13 Georgetown 18-5 15 11 14 379
14 Texas A&M 16-5 16 6 15 378
15 Nebraska 19-3 18 NR 13 309
16 Rutgers 17-4 14 12 17 372
17 Louisville 17-6 12 9 20 276
18 Gonzaga 21-3 19 NR-RV
(70)
19 234
19 Purdue 19-5 17 21 16 222
20 Georgia 18-6 20 12 21 202
21 Penn State 18-5 21 14 18 176
22 DePaul 17-7 23 18 NR-RV
(38)
92
23 Georgia Tech 16-6 22 NR-RV
(18)
22 104
24 South Carolina 18-5 NR-RV
(13)
NR 24 46
25 Vanderbilt 18-5 NR-RV
(23)
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(19)
NR 45
Dropped Out: No. 24 North Carolina, No. 25 Kansas.
First-place votes: Total first-place votes received (if any) are indicated in parentheses following school name.
Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure (22-2) 34; North Carolina (17-6) 19; California (17-6) 18; Florida Gulf Coast (21-2) 16; Middle Tennessee (19-5) 15; Texas-El Paso (20-2) 8; Texas Tech (16-6) 5; Brigham Young (21-4) 4; Fresno State (19-4) 4; St. John's (15-8) 4; Princeton (15-4) 3; Oklahoma (15-7) 2; West Virginia (17-6) 2; Kansas State (15-7) 1.
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