Nunn named to first team while Aidoo and Barnes claim third-team and honorable-mention recognition
NEW ORLEANS â€“ While the dust has long since settled on the 2010-11 Tulane womenâ€™s basketball season, postseason honors continue to roll in for a trio of Green Wave seniors as Danielle Nunn, Tiffany Aidoo and Roshaunda Barnes earned All-Louisiana honors, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association announced Tuesday.
Nunn claimed a spot on the first team while Aidoo and Barnes received third-team and honorable-mention recognition, respectively. Nunn earned first-team all-state honors after claiming second-team recognition a year ago and Aidoo claimed honorable-mention All-Louisiana recognition last season. Barnes, meanwhile, earned all-state honors for the first time in her career in her final year.
The all-state honors are the second postseason recognition bestowed on the Tulane trio as Nunn was named second-team All-Conference USA, Aidoo earned a spot on the All C-USA third team and Barnes was one of five league players to claim C-USA All-Defensive Team recognition at the conclusion of the regular season.
â€œWe are very excited to land three players on the All-Louisiana Team after another successful season,â€ Tulane head womenâ€™s basketball coach Lisa Stockton said. â€œThese three young ladies have done their very best to represent Tulane each time theyâ€™ve taken the court and this is a great way for them to conclude their careers.â€
A forward from Arlington, Texas, Nunn claimed first-team all-state honors after leading the team in points per game (16.0), field goal percentage (.563) and free throws made (122). She also ranked second on the squad in field goals made (147) and minutes per game (33.1), tied for second in rebounds per game (5.7), third in points (416), rebounds (149) and assists (47), fourth in steals (37) and minutes played (861), and fifth in free throw percentage (.667).
Despite missing the first eight games of the year with a broken finger, Nunn scored double figures in 23 games and posted 20-or-more points five times, including a career-high 37 at Oral Roberts on March 21. She pulled down four or more rebounds 22 times, including a career-best 13 vs Rice on Jan. 27, and had one double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds against Houston on March 11.
During the year, Nunn was named to the Tulane/DoubleTree Classic All-Tournament Team and earned a spot on the C-USA Womenâ€™s Basketball Championship All-Tournament Team.
Aidoo was the lone Tulane player to start all 34 games during the 2010-11 season and paced the team in 3-pointers (87) and 3-point percentage (.387) while raking second in points (426) and steals (59), third in points per game (12.5), field goals made (146) and minutes played (1093), fourth in rebounds (144), assists (40) and minutes per game (32.1), and fifth in field goal percentage (.410), free throws made (47) and rebounds per game (4.2).
A forward from Slidell, La., Aidoo posted double-digit scoring totals in 25 games and had five 20-plus point contests, including a career-high 29 points after hitting 10-of-20 field goals at UAB on Jan. 9. In that game, she set a Tulane record and tied a C-USA mark with nine 3-pointers against the Blazers.
Aidoo was twice named C-USA Player of the Week, claiming the honor in back-to-back weeks to start the new year, and was tabbed MVP of the Tulane/DoubleTree Classic in December.
Barnes, meanwhile, led the team in points (441), field goals made (160) and steals (102) while ranking second in points per game (13.0), free throws made (94), assists (165) and minutes played (1119), third in 3-pointers (27), 3-point percentage (.243) and minutes per game (32.9), fourth in free throw percentage (.686), and fifth in rebounds (132), blocks (10).
She became the first player in Tulane history to reach triple-digit steals in a season, posting 24 multiple-theft outings including a career-high tying seven at Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 20. A senior point guard from Baton Rouge, La., Barnes posted double-digit scoring totals in 27 games with a pair of 20-point contests, including a career-high tying 25 vs. UCF in the C-USA Championship game on March 12.
Barnes recorded four or more assists 23 times, including a career-high 10 dimes vs. Southeastern Louisiana on Jan. 3 and vs. Southern Miss on Jan. 20 to complete double-doubles. She was named to C-USA Womenâ€™s Basketball Championship All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.0 points, 4.7 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game.
Aidoo, Barnes and Nunn helped lead the Green Wave to a 23-11 overall record and a fourth-place finish in the Conference USA regular-season standings with a 9-7 league mark. In the postseason, Tulane advanced to the title game of the C-USA Womenâ€™s Basketball Championship and earned an at-large bid to the 2011 WNIT before falling at Oral Roberts in the second round of postseason play.
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