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Bryn Mawr grad Ford is 1st-team ACC pick

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Former Bryn Mawr standout Kisha Ford, a senior forward at Georgia Tech, was a first-team selection in voting for the Associated Press' 1996-97 all-Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball team announced yesterday.

Ford, The Sun's girls basketball Player of the Year in 1992-93, was second in the ACC in scoring (20.4 ppg) and became Georgia Tech's career scoring leader this season.

University of Maryland junior guard Sonia Chase (McDonogh) and North Carolina sophomore forward Chanel Wright (Western) were honorable-mention picks.

First team

Player, school (first-place votes) .......... Pts.

Tracy Reid, North Carolina (65) ............. 131

Marion Jones, North Carolina (56) ........... 119

Tora Suber, Virginia (51) ................... 115

Kisha Ford, Georgia Tech (39) ............... 100

Chasity Melvin, N.C. State (35) ............. 96

Second team

Kira Orr, Duke (23) ......................... 79

Itoro Umoh, Clemson (17) .................... 72

Tye Hall, Duke (20) ......................... 65

DeMya Walker, Virginia (11) ................. 42

Umeki Webb, N.C. State (3) .................. 31

Honorable mention: Monick Foote, Virginia (26); Tracy Conner, Wake Forest (21); Sonia Chase, Maryland (18); Jennifer Howard, N.C. State (16); Payton Black, Duke (14); Katie Smrcka-Duffy, N.C. State (13); Chanel Wright, North Carolina (12).

Pub Date: 2/25/97

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