Nov. 2, 2010
NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma's Danielle Robinson was named to the Associated Press' Women's Basketball Preseason All-America Team, announced Tuesday.
Robinson, a State Farm Coaches' All-American and Final Four All-Tournament Team member, averaged 16.8 points and 5.3 assists last season. She will lead the Sooners on a conquest for a third consecutive Final Four appearance after trips in 2009 and 2010.
"She's grown leaps and bounds over the last few years where she wants to take the last few shots," Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale said. "She's done a great job in the offseason increasing her range and also has been a great leader working with the younger players showing them what it takes to become a better player."
Baylor's Brittney Griner, Connecticut's Maya Moore, Stanford's Nnemkadi Ogwumkie and Ohio State's Jantel Lavender are the other members of the team.
"That is some team," said Coale, whose Sooners will play against three of the All-Americans this season. "The length they have covering the court and the talent. That is some group."
Moore received all 40 votes from the national media panel and joined Alana Beard of Duke as the only women to become a two-time unanimous choice on the preseason team.
Oklahoma begins its season Thursday, Nov. 4, with an exhibition game against Oklahoma Christian. Tip-off at the Lloyd Noble Center is 7 p.m.
Tickets are available online at SoonerSports.com or by calling 1-800-456-GoOU. The game will be aired in the local area on KREF Sportstalk 1400AM with Brian Brinkley calling play-by-play.