Terps women picked 1st in ACC

Media, coaches rank UNC second

College Basketball

October 25, 2007|By MILTON KENT

For a second straight year, the Maryland women's basketball team has been selected to win the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season race.

The Terps, who return four starters from last season's team that was eliminated from the NCAA tournament in the second round after winning the national championship in 2006, received 27 of 37 first-place votes in balloting conducted among media members, ACC coaches and sports information directors.

North Carolina, which reached the Final Four, received the remaining 10 first-place votes and was picked to finish second, with Duke chosen for third.

In addition, Maryland senior Crystal Langhorne was selected as preseason conference Player of the Year. Langhorne, 6 feet 2, who led the nation in field-goal percentage last season, is a two-time first-team All-ACC selection and was league Rookie of the Year in 2005.

Junior Marissa Coleman was also picked as a preseason first-team All-ACC choice. Coleman, a 6-1 forward, is a two-time second-team All-ACC selection and had the only triple double in the program's history last season.

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