ATLANTA - Middle Tennessee's Ebony Rowe garnered her third WBCA All-Region 4 honor, as announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Tuesday. Rowe is now a finalist for WBCA All-America.
The Lexington, Ky., native ranked in the NCAA Top 25 in four statistical categories. Her school-record 26 double-doubles this season was third nationally. She ranked 11th with 735 points, 12th with 11.6 rebounds per game and 21st with 21.6 points each contest.
This season, Rowe has garnered numerous awards including the Conference USA Player of the Year and the C-USA Championship MVP. She was also a unanimous All-CUSA First Team selection, while garnering All-Defensive team accolades. College Sports Madness named Rowe the High-Major Player of the Year and a grabbed spot on the High-Major All-America Team. She was tabbed the NCAA Player of the Week on Dec. 3, while earning four C-USA Player of the Week awards. Rowe's performance at the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla., gave her MVP honors.
Rowe finished her illustrious career with a school record 2,453 points and 1,410 rebounds. In addition to those two records, she holds 13 other school records including the single-season rebounding and double-doubles mark. She had previously earned WBCA All-Region honors in 2012 and 2013. Last year, she was a WBCA All-America Honorable Mention.
The WBCA selection committee uses an equation to determine a fair number of nominees from each region. The number of Division I institutions in each region is divided by the number of Division I institutions overall to determine a percentage for each region. This percentage is then multiplied by 52 (the total number of desired finalists) to get the number of finalists for each region.
The 2014 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team will be announced at 1:10 p.m. CT Saturday April 5, during NCAA® Women's Final Four® Super Saturday festivities in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.