Sophomores Parker, Paris headline All-America team


Friday, November 10th 2006, 5:55 am
By: News On 6


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) After leading the nation in rebounds, sophomore Courtney Paris of Oklahoma led the voting for The Associated Press' preseason All-America team.

Last season Paris was the first NCAA Division One women's player with 700 points, 500 rebounds and 100 blocks in a season. She received 47 votes from the 50-member national media panel.

Joining Paris on the team were Tennessee's Candace Parker, North Carolina's Ivory Latta, Stanford's Candice Wiggins and Maryland's Crystal Langhorne.

The 6'4" Paris, who's the daughter of former NFL lineman Bubba Paris, broke a 21-year old NCAA record with her 539 rebounds last season.

Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly says he can't imagine in the modern era a kid that has impacted the game and is as hard to cover as Paris is. He says it's impossible to guard her.