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Nikki Blue Earns AP Honorable Mention All-America Honors
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  03/23/2005

March 23, 2005

UCLA junior guard Nikki Blue (Bakersfield, Calif.) has been selected by the Associated Press as an honorable mention All-American for 2004-05. Blue led UCLA in scoring (17.0 ppg) and in assists (6.0 apg).

Blue has received many honors this season, earning WBCA/Kodak All-Region 8 acclaim and first-team All-Pac-10 honors for the third consecutive year. She was also named to the mid-season Naismith Award list and the pre-season Wade Trophy and Wooden Award All-America lists. In addition, she was selected to the Pac-10 All-Tournament team after a career-high 36-point performance in the quarterfinals against Arizona State. In Pac-10 play, Blue led the conference with a scoring average of 18.8 points and also posted averages of 6.7 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 steals. On the year, she recorded 10 20-point games, including two 30-point games, and had two double-doubles.

She has made her mark in the UCLA history books as well, becoming just the second Bruin in history to record over 1,300 career points (1,396, 10th-most in school history) and over 400 career assists (413, sixth-most in school history). Blue also moved into fourth place on the school career charts for steals (258).

2004-05 AP All-America Team

First Team

  • Seimone Augustus, LSU, 6-1, junior, 20.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.2 apg, .554 fg pct (45 first-team votes, 225 total points).
  • Kendra Wecker, Kansas State, 5-11, senior, 20.6 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 2.7 apg, .839 ft pct (36, 192).
  • Monique Currie, Duke, 6-0, junior, 17.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.3 apg, 69 steals (29, 180).
  • Jessica Davenport, Ohio State, 6-4, sophomore, 19.3 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 109 blocks, .594 fg pct (22, 163).
  • Sandora Irvin, TCU, 6-3, senior, 20.1 ppg, 12.0 rpg, 144 blocks, 81 steals (20, 153).

    SECOND TEAM

  • Janel McCarville, Minnesota, 6-2, senior, 16.3 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 3.8 apg (17, 148).
  • Candice Wiggins, Stanford, 5-11, freshman, 17.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.9 apg, 79 steals (9, 104).
  • Sophia Young, Baylor, 6-1, junior, 17.4 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.8 apg, 56 steals (8, 99).
  • Temeka Johnson, LSU, 5-3, senior, 10.0 ppg, 7.5 apg, 56 steals (8, 95).
  • Tan White, Mississippi State, 5-7, senior, 23.5 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 61 3-pointers (6, 82).

    THIRD TEAM

  • Jacqueline Batteast, Notre Dame, 6-2, senior, 17.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.7 apg (5, 79).
  • Ivory Latta, North Carolina, 5-6, sophomore, 16.9 ppg, 4.5 apg, 80 3-pointers, 52 steals (4, 70).
  • Tiffany Jackson, Texas, 6-3, sophomore, 18.1 ppg, 8.7 rpg, .563 fg pct, 57 blocks (1, 68).
  • Khara Smith, DePaul, 6-2, junior, 18.4 ppg, 11.8 rpg, .619 fg pct, 64 steals (3, 49).
  • Steffanie Blackmon, Baylor, 6-2, senior, 15.7 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 35 steals (4, 46).
  • Tanisha Wright, Penn State, 5-11, senior, 19.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.4 apg, 54 steals (1, 46).

    HONORABLE MENTION (In alphabetical order)
    Nikita Bell, North Carolina; Nikki Blue, UCLA; Lindsay Bowen, Michigan State; Jessalyn Deveny, Boston College; Megan Duffy, Notre Dame; Candice Dupree, Temple; Ashley Earley, Vanderbilt; Shyra Ely, Tennessee; Katie Feenstra, Liberty; Sylvia Fowles, LSU; Kristin Haynie, Michigan State; Roneeka Hodges, Florida State; Tasha Humphrey, Georgia; Dionnah Jackson, Oklahoma; Tamara James, Miami; Sancho Lyttle, Houston; Kristen Mann, UC Santa Barbara; Shannon Mathews, Gonzaga; Caity Matter, Ohio State; Anne O'Neil, Iowa State; Yolanda Paige, West Virginia; Cappie Pondexter, Rutgers; Liz Shimek, Michigan State; Kim Smith, Utah; Ann Strother, Connecticut; Barbara Turner, Connecticut; Dee-Dee Wheeler, Arizona.


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