The 30 Hottest Women of the 2010 Women's NCAA Tournament
Most men notice the cheerleaders on the sidelines when they search for eye candy watching a college basketball game. The women who game also provide some nice looks as well. These women range from coaches to superstars, and from starters to players that hardly get any run.
A few of the teams have players that could moonlight as models. Nebraska, Bowling Green, Michigan State, and Florida State are all extremely attractive teams. The Seminoles have a website devoted to the team in evening gowns (http://www.seminolehoops.com/team1.shtml) and other photos. The Falcons have classy shots of the team in dresses on their site and a blog devoted to the team (http://togetherweattack.blogspot.com/).
All of these women prove you can be attractive and still have game.
Whitney Burgess, Arkansas-Little Rock
Burgess is a 6'1" junior forward from Huntsville, Arkansas. She hasn't gotten on the court much for the Trojans. This season, she only played in five games. She missed all three of her shot attempts, grabbed one rebound, and dished out one assist.
Brooke Faulkner, Austin Peay
Faulkner was a key player for the Governors as they overcame a down season to capture the Ohio Valley's Automatic bid. She became eligible at AP in the middle of the 2008-09 season after transferring from Western Kentucky. She averaged 6.1 PPG, dished out 60 assists, had 26 steals, and shot 81 percent from the free throw line for the 15-18 Govs.
Whitney Hanley, Austin Peay
Hanley is just a sophomore. She was a solid contributor as a starter this season. She averaged 8.9 PPG and 3.5 rebounds.
Chelsea Albert, Bowling Green
Albert played in 28 games this season and averaged seven minutes per game off the bench. Albert is a 6'2" center and gave the Falcons good frontcourt depth. She contributed 29 points, grabbed 22 rebounds, and shot 82 percent from the foul line this season.
Tamika Nurse, Bowling Green
The niece of Donovan McNabb transfered to Bowling Green after spending her first three years at Oregon. The Canadian from Hamilton, Ontario started every game. She averaged 10.7 PPG, 2.7 RPG, and 3.3 APG.
Lauren Prochaska, Bowling Green
Prochaska is the MAC's two-time Player of the Year. She does everything for Bowling Green. The 5'11" wing averaged 17.9 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 2.3 APG, shot 44.3 percent from the floor, 44.9 from the three point range, and 89.5 from the line. In the MAC Championship game, she put up 29 points to put BG in the NCAA Tournament. In their 72-63 NCAA first-round loss to Michigan State, Prochaska finished the season with 19 points.
Jessie Tamerlano, Bowling Green
Tamerlano played in 20 games off the bench as a freshman for the Falcons. She scored 34 points, had 23 rebounds, and nine steals. She was nominated as a McDonald's All-American as a senior in high school at North Royalton in Ohio.
Jen Uhl, Bowling Green
Uhl started the last 31 games for Bowling Green in 2009-10. She finished the season averaging 7.0 PPG and 5.5 RPG. In their NCAA Tournament loss to Michigan State, Uhl finished with seven points, six rebounds, one assist, and a block.
Michelle Davis, Chattanooga
Davis and fellow freshman Kayla Christopher are the future for the Mocs. Davis averaged 8.1 PPG and 4.9 RPG on the season. In their 70-63 heartbreaking NCAA Tournament loss to Oklahoma State, Davis had eight points, five rebounds, and made two three-point field goals. Chattanooga raced to a 37-19 halftime lead before the Cowboys came roaring back in the final 20 minutes.
Caroline Doty, UConn
Doty has been a solid starter for a team that seems invincible. The Huskies have won 74 games in a row. Their closest game this season was a 12-point victory over Stanford. They haven't lost since the 2008 Final Four. Doty averages 7.1 PPG and is second on the team with 124 assists.
Meghan Gardler, UConn
Gardler has been a solid contributor for Geno Auriemma off the bench. Gardler averages 4.6 PPG and 2.9 PPG. Gardler is one of UConn's best defenders and shoots the three well.
Deidre Naughton, DePaul
Naughton suffered a knee injury just two games into the 2009-10 season. She was averaging 17.5 PPG when she was declared out for the season. Naughton has averaged at least 15 PPG during her collegiate career. The New Trier HS grad will have to apply for a medical hardship following the season. She has already sat out one season after transferring from Wake Forest following her freshman season.
Kayli Keough, Florida State
Keough is a 6'1" forward that provides the Seminoles good depth on the frontline. She played in 15 games this season, averaging 2.2 PPG and 1.5 RPG in eight minutes per contest. The sophomore from Land O' Lakes, FL shot 78 percent from the line and made 45.5 percent of her three-point shots.
Jaime Printy, Iowa
Printy was the Hawkeyes second leading scorer as a freshman with 14.9 PPG and connected on 87.1 percent of her free throws. She became youngest Iowa verbal commitment ever when she said she would attend Iowa at age 15.
Rachele Fitz, Marist
Fitz does everything for the Red Foxes. She won the MAAC Player of the Year for the third consecutive year, averaged 18 PPG and 8.2 RPG, made 56 percent of her field goals, and shot 87.3 percent from the line.
Annie Marie Lanning, Middle Tennessee State
Lanning stepped into the starting lineup when Emily Queen went down with a knee injury earlier in the season. She averaged 8.4 PPG and shot 47 percent from three-point land.
Jackie Pickel, Middle Tennessee State
Pickel was the Blue Raiders' steadiest player after superstar Alysha Clark. She put up 14.3 PPG, 4.1 RPG, and 3.4 SPG per night, leading MTSU as they dominated the Sun Belt regular season and captured the tournament championship.
Allysa DeHaan, Michigan State
DeHaan is one of the most interesting players in women's college basketball. At 6'9", she is taller than many post players in the men's game. DeHaan averaged 10.9 PPG, 5.8 RPG, and made 82 percent of her free throws. She also blocked nearly three shots per game.
Layne Reeves, Nebraska
After sitting out her freshman season because of a torn ACL, Reeves gave Nebraska six minutes per game off the bench this year. She helped give the Huskers some backcourt depth.
Kellie Harper, NC State Head Coach
Harper is one of two coaches on the list. In her first season in Raleigh, she led the Wolfpack to a 20-13 record and their first NCAA Tournament appearance in three years. Harper, who's maiden name is Jolly, played for legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. She led Western Carolina to the NCAA Tournament as just a 27-year-old head coach.
Sherri Coale, Oklahoma Head Coach
Sherri Coale made the unlikely jump from high school varsity to a high division I Head Coach. In her first 14 seasons in Norman, she has a 286-132 record and has taken the Sooners to two Final Fours.
Ashley Collier, UC Riverside
Collier played in 20 games and scored 25 points while making 77 percent of her free throws.
Katie Lingle, South Dakota State
Lingle played in 22 games as a freshman, averaging just over seven minutes per game. She provided some depth at center, scoring 44 points and pulled down 34 rebounds.
Kathleen Nash, Texas
Nash has been a key component for the Longhorns in her junior season. She averages 12.2 PPG, 6.8 RPG, and shot 48.1 percent on three-point field goals. Nash comes from a basketball family. Her sister Kristen is a Texas teammate and her brother Michael played at Pepperdine.
Kristen Nash, Texas
Kristen isn't nearly as accomplished as her sister, but still appeared in 34 games for the Longhorns. She averaged 3.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG, and was third on the team with 19 blocked shots. After a medical redshirt in 2007, Nash will have one more year of eligibility.
Helena Sverrisdottir, TCU
Sverrisdottir, a native of Iceland, is one of 40 players that is a finalist for the coaches All-America team. She was the only player in the Mountain West that ranked in the top 15 in scoring, rebounding, steals, and assists this season.
May Kotsopoulous, Vermont
The Canadian from Waterloo, Ontario did everything for the Catamounts. She earned Academic All-American honors from ESPN the magazine with a 3.66 GPA in Business Administration.
On the court, the 5'10" guard earned her third consecutive All-Defensive team from the Northeast Conference. She led the team in scoring, putting up 17.1 PPG. Kotsopoulous scored at least 20 points 11 times this season, made 78 percent of her free throws, and connected on 39.5 percent of her three-point shots.
She helped lead the Catamounts to a first-round NCAA Tournament upset of Wisconsin. That was UVM's first-ever NCAA Tournament victory after five consecutive losses.
Kayla Tetschlag, Wisconsin-Green Bay
Tetschlag was the Phoenix's leading scorer this season. She averaged 15.2 PPG, shot 59 percent from the field, 80.5 percent from the line, and connected on 42.6 percent of her three-point attempts. She also pitched in 6.5 RPG and nearly three assists per game.
Courtney Schiffauer, Michigan State
Like Deirdre Naughton of DePaul, Schiffauer's season was lost with an early season knee injury. The 6'1" sophomore was off to a great start in 2009-10 after averaging 4.2 PPG as a freshman. In the two games she played this season, Schiffauer scored 33 points, 15 rebounds, and eight assists. If she decides to apply for a medical hardship, Schiffauer will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Monica McNutt, Georgetown
McNutt resembles former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Roshumba. The 6'0" junior guard was Georgetown's second leading scorer and best shooter this season. She averaged 11.6 PPG, 3.7 RPG, shot 36.4 percent on three-point field goals, and made 85.7 percent of her free throws. She formed a dynamic backcourt with freshman Sugar Rodgers.