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Published 03/06/2013
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Stroman Named to All-ACC Defensive Team

GREENSBORO, N.C.  - Just two days after earning All-ACC First Team honors, Miami's Morgan Stroman has been named to the All-ACC Defensive Team as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday.

Stroman lead the Hurricanes in rebounding (8.6 rpg), steals (1.8 spg) and blocks (1.2 bpg) on the season. The Hopkins, S.C. native also leads Miami in scoring at 13.0 points per game.

After missing the second half of last season with an Achilles' tear, Stroman has come back stronger and better than ever. The 2008 McDonald's All-American has recorded a team-leading eight double-doubles on the season and has amassed 25 in her career.

When the Canes played at Clemson on Feb. 7, Stroman was greeted by dozens of family and friends from her home state of South Carolina. She gave the crowd a show, having one of the best games of her career. Stroman went on to score 24 points and pull down 16 rebounds. She would go on to earn ACC Player of the Week honors for her effort.

So far in her career, Stroman has been a part of a senior class that has reached 20 wins iin all four season, advanced to two NCAA tournaments and compiled 96 wins - the second highest total of any senior class in program history.

This is the fourth consecutive season that a Hurricane has been represented on the conference's defensive team. Shenise Johnson earned the honor in each of the last three seasons.

Duke's Elizabeth Williams was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Stroman is joined on the team by Williams, Chelsea Gray (Duke), Tyaunna Marshall (Georgia Tech) and Waltiea Rolle (North Carolina).

The Hurricanes ended the regular season tied for fourth place in the conference standings, winning four of their last five games. UM will face Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament's first round on Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Greensboro Coliseum.