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White Earns WBCA All-Region Honors

March 15, 2012
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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ATLANTA - Texas A&M senior Tyra White was named All-Region by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Thursday.

From Kansas City, Mo., White was among 52 all-region selections across the nation. On, Monday, March 19, the selection committee will review these candidates and trim the list to 40 finalists, all of whom will be in the running for selection to the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team.

White earned the honor for the second straight season and was a WBCA All-America Team Honorable Mention last season.

White is A&M's leading scorer with 13.5 point per game. The six-foot guard has started 29 games this season, adds 5.6 rebounds per game, and has reached double figures in 25 contests. She has led the Aggies in scoring 10 times and in rebounding seven times. She is in A&M's career top 10 in points, field goals made, 3-point field goal percentage and rebounds. White was also named to the All-Big 12 First Team for the second straight year earlier this season.

White was joined on the Region 5 list by Kansas' Carolyn Davis and Angel Goodrich, Iowa State's Chelseas Poppens and Baylor's Brittney Griner, Odyssey Sims and Destiny Williams. Click here for a complete list of the WBCA All-Region selections.

The Aggies host the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds this weekend. No. 3 seed A&M faces No. 14 seed Albany on Saturday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m. (CT).

WBCA All-Region 5

Name

Institution

Year

Pos.

Height

Carolyn Davis

University of Kansas

Jr.

C

6-3

Angel Goodrich

University of Kansas

Sr.

G

5-4

Tyra White

Texas A&M University

Sr.

G

6-0

Chelsea Poppens

Iowa State University

Jr.

F

6-2

Brittney Griner

Baylor University

Jr.

C

6-8

Odyssey Sims

Baylor University

So.

G

5-8

Destiny Williams

Baylor University

Jr.

F

6-1

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