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Niele Ivey Named To BIG EAST Women's Basketball All-Star Team

Senior guard to tour western Canada at the end of May.


Notre Dame guard Niele Ivey will be the only senior on the BIG EAST All-Star team.


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April 20, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Notre Dame senior Niele Ivey (St. Louis, Mo.) has been selected to the 13-member 2000 BIG EAST Women's Basketball All-Star Team which will compete on a six-game competitive tour of Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia on May 26-June 4.

Ivey, a second-team all-BIG EAST selection, headlines the 13-member squad which is comprised of one representative from each league school, and features one senior, one junior, five sophomores and six freshmen.

The 5-6 guard, who averaged 11.2 points as the team's third-leading scorer and led the Irish in assists (194), will return for a fifth season with Notre Dame in 2000-20001 after playing in just five game because of an injury during the 1996-97 campaign. Ivey was the BIG EAST leader in steals (2.97) and was second in assists (6.06) as she led the Irish to a second-place finish in the league's regular-season standings with a 15-1 record.

This marks the 11th consecutive year that the BIG EAST Conference is sending a women's basketball all-star squad abroad. West Virginia University head coach Alexis Basil will direct the team.

Notre Dame, which made a fifth consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament, finished the 1990-2000 season with a 27-5 record. The .844 winning percentage is the best in school history and the 27 wins are the second most by an Irish squad.

The all-stars will play the top club teams in Western Canada during their tour, including Simon Fraser All-Stars.

2000 BIG EAST/Nike Women's Basketball All-Star Roster

Name   School   Pos.   Hgt.      Hometown

Nicole Conway       Boston College  G  5-11  Glenmont, N.Y.

Christine Rigby     Connecticut     C  6-6   Victoria, B.C.

Nok Duany           Georgetown      F  6-0   Bloomington, Ind.

Meghan Saake        Miami           G  5-10  Green Acres, Fla.

Laine Selwyn        Pittsburgh      G  5-7   Coral Springs, Fla.

Chrissy Vozab       Providence      G  5-7   Amecia, N.Y.

Davayln Cunningham  Rutgers         F  6-0   Clinton, Md.

Tynisha Myles       St. John's      C  6-4   Patterson, N.J.

Cecilia Lindqvist   Seton Hall      F  6-1   Huskvarna, Sweden

Shannon Perry       Syracuse        G  5-8   Providence, R.I.

Stephanie Baker     Villanova       C  6-2   Wilmington, Del.

Mary Grace Carson   West Virginia   F  6-2   Flatwoods, W.Va.

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