April 7, 2011
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. -
Richmond's second all-time scorer Brittani Shells earned first team honors, while classmate Crystal Goring was tabbed an honorable mention on the 2011 Virginia Sports Information Directors All State team.
Shells, one of the most decorated players in program history, was joined on the first team by JMU's Dawn Evans and Lauren Jiminez, VCU's Courtney Hurt and Avery Warley of Liberty.
Shells earned Atlantic 10 All Conference first team and All Defensive team honors for the third consecutive year and was recognized as an All-Academic selection. Shells ended with 2,042 career points, all-time steals leader at 300 swipes, second in field goals (816), fourth in three pointers (180) and seventh in assists (334). Shells led the A-10 and was 21st in the nation in scoring at 19.4 ppg.
Goring was accompanied on the honorable mention accolade by Devon Brown of Liberty, Ataira Franklin and Ariana Moorer of Virginia and Tayesha Pye of William & Mary.
The Morvant, Trinidad native ended her stellar senior season with 799 career points and 757 rebounds, good for seventh all-time at Richmond. Goring also posted 125 career blocks, fourth all-time at Richmond. Goring was third on the team in scoring (10.6) and led Spider rebounding (8.8). Goring led Richmond with seven double-doubles on the season and pulled down a career-high 17 boards in a win over Commonwealth foe, ODU Dec. 12.
Richmond finished its 2010-11 schedule with an 18-12 mark and its third straight postseason WNIT appearance.