Friday, March 30, 2007
Ole Miss senior guard Armintie Price picked up First Team All-America honors by ESPN.com on Tuesday. The 5-foot-9 Myrtle native was honored by the website after posting a team-leading 19.1 points, 8.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 3.7 steals per game during the 2006-07 season.
“I feel very blessed,” said Price, who will earn her degree in May. “This has been a very special season for both me and my team. It was a very exciting ride and I feel extremely honored to be recognized by ESPN.com.”
Price, the first Ole Miss women’s basketball player to be honored by the world wide leader in sports, led the Rebels to their first Elite Eight appearance since 1992 with wins over TCU, defending national champion Maryland and Big 12 Conference champion Oklahoma. She averaged 27.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.3 steals per game during the NCAA Tournament and was named to the Dayton Region All-Regional Team along with teammate Ashley Awkward.
She finished her Ole Miss career ranked first in steals (403), second in rebounding (1,198) and third in scoring (2,165) on the Rebel all-time charts. She was just the second player in NCAA history to record over 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 400 assists and 400 steals in a career, joining the legendary Cheryl Miller.
Senior Lindsey Harding of Duke was named the National Player of the Year by ESPN.com and joined Price on the five-person All-America Team. Fellow SEC players junior Sylvia Fowles of LSU and sophomore Candace Parker of Tennessee were on the team along with sophomore Courtney Paris of Oklahoma.