ATLANTA -- Seventeen of the nation's top Division I players, including two players each from Penn State, Texas and Tennessee, have been named to the 2005 WBCA All-Star Challenge roster.
The All-Star Challenge will be played April 2 at the University of Indianapolis' Nicoson Hall as part of the 24th annual WBCA National Convention at the Final Four.
The 2005 roster includes Penn State's Jess Strom and Tanisha Wright, Texas' Jamie Carey and Heather Schreiber, Tennessee's Loree Moore and Shyra Ely, LSU's Temeka Johnson, Oklahoma's Dionnah Jackson and Notre Dame's Jacqueline Batteast.
Rounding out the roster are Tan White of Mississippi State, Sandora Irvin of Texas Christian, Caity Matter of Ohio State, Florida State's Roneeka Hodges, Kansas State's Kendra Wecker, Janel McCarville of Minnesota, Steffanie Blackmon of Baylor, and Jessica Moore from the University of Connecticut.
The game will be the second of a doubleheader-event featured during the "WBCA Night of All-Stars." Fans will have an opportunity to watch and collect autographs from the future WNBA stars, as well as see the WBCA High School All-America Game.
The WBCA All-Star Challenge features 20 players, including 17 of the top senior NCAA Division I players, voted on by Division I WBCA-member head coaches. The remaining three players are the top senior vote-getters in the State Farm/WBCA Player of the Year ballots. They are selected from the NCAA Division II, III and NAIA levels. Those names will be released at a later date.
The WBCA All-Star Challenge roster will change if any of the aforementioned players' teams are participating in the NCAA Women's Final Four. In that case, alternates will be selected based on voting results.