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ISU's Lacey named all-region

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AMES -- Iowa State senior Alison Lacey was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-Region Team announced Tuesday afternoon. She will now move onto the ballot for the State Farm Coaches' All-America Team, which will be cut to 40 finalists on March 23.

Lacey earned the sixth WBCA All-District honor by a Cyclone. Lyndsey Medders was the last ISU player to win All-District accolades in 2007.
 
"It is a well deserved honor for Aus (Lacey) to be a regional nominee for the All-America team, especially in our region which is one of the best in the country," ISU head coach Bill Fennelly said. "I think she will be someone that will get serious consideration for the All-America Team."
 
Lacey will make her return to the court this week after missing the last three contests with pneumonia. She was a unanimous All-Big 12 First Team pick by the coaches and has also won all-conference first-team honors from the Dallas Morning News and the Waco Tribune-Herald. Lacey is also one of eight finalists for the Lieberman Award, which goes to the nation's top point guard.
 
ISU's leader on and off the court, Lacey is the Cyclones' leading scorer with 16.5 points per game. She ranks second in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio, and is 10th in assists per game with an average of 6.3. She is also posting 5.1 rebounds a contest this campaign.
 
The Canberra, Australia, native is the first player in school history and the seventh in the history of the Big 12 to record 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists in a career. She has impacted 43.9 percent of Iowa State's points this season by scoring or assisting, despite sitting out four contests. Lacey ranks sixth in ISU career scoring (1,592 points), third in career assists (511) and is just 20 rebounds shy of ranking in the top 10 in career rebounds (568).
 
Lacey will lead 16th-ranked  Iowa State in its NCAA First Round contest vs. Lehigh at 8:30 p.m. Monday at Hilton Coliseum. She is making her fourth straight NCAA Championship appearance as part of only 20 senior classes in the country to do so.
 
The other Region 5 honorees included: Danielle Adams (Texas A&M), Kelsey Griffin (Nebraska), Brittney Griner (Baylor), Andrea Riley (Oklahoma State), Danielle Robinson (Oklahoma) and Tanisha Smith (Texas A&M).
 
Online reporter Mark Woodley
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