Named to the ACC All-Defensive Team and the All-ACC Third Team ... earned team's Cavalier of the Year, Best Offensive Player, and Best Defensive Player awards ... played in 28 contests with 24 starts ... finished second in team scoring with 9.6 ppg, second in rebounding with 5.3 rpg, and first in assists with 122 ... had 10 points and five assists against No. 10 North Carolina in the ACC quarterfinal game ... chipped in 14 points at No. 11 North Carolina ... paced UVa with 17 points, six steals, and six assists against NC State ... had 12 points at Georgia Tech ...added nine points and a team-high 11 rebounds in the win at Georgetown ... recorded her second double-double of the season (fifth of her career) with 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in the win over Maryland ... also grabbed six steals against the Terrapins ... nailed the game-winning jumper with 14.9 seconds to go in the win at Wake Forest ... named Fox Sport's Food Lion Player of the Game ... finished with a team-high 16 points and five assists against the Demon Deacons ... scored 11 points against No. 10/11 North Carolina ... had 10 rebounds and eight assists at Clemson ... scored the game-winning lay-up in the win at Florida State ... finished with 12 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists against the Seminoles ... only Cavalier in double figures with 15 points against No. 1/2 Duke ... racked up first double-double of the season (fourth of her career) with 11 points and a career-high 10 assists in the win at NC State ... converted a free throw with 24.5 seconds to go to seal the win against the Wolfpack ... nailed two free throws with 5.2 seconds to go to seal the 60-59 win over Georgia Tech ... tallied eight assists, six boards and six steals in the 35-point win over Radford ... grabbed nine rebounds and had six steals against Clemson ... named to the Cavalier Classic All-Tournament Team ... scored a team-high 13 points against No. 7/6 Minnesota in the championship game of the Cavalier Classic ... nailed the final free throw to seal the one-point win over Temple ... named to the Rainbow Wahine Classic All-Tournament Team ...top scorer with 18 points, including shooting a perfect 8-8 from the line, against No. 2 Texas ... made first start of the season in the upset of No. 21/18 Arizona, racking up a game-high 16 points and career-high eight steals ... came off the bench for 15 points, including three treys, against Virginia Tech.
Named Honorable Mention All-ACC ... captured the team's Cavalier of the Year and Best Defensive Player honors... played in all 31 games with 29 starts...third in team scoring with 9.2 ppg and 10.4 ppg in ACC games...second in rebounding with 5.5 rpg...Cavalier leader in assists with 102...moved to point guard position late in the season...perfect from the line in eight games...tallied nine points and seven boards against No. 1 seed/No. 4 Tennessee in NCAA second round...had 13 points and nine rebounds against No. 9/11 North Carolina in the ACC semifinal...added five points and six boards in the win over NC State in the ACC quarterfinal...named ACC Player of the Week following her season-best performance in the upset of No. 7/8 North Carolina...recorded her third career double-double with a season-high 25 points, one shy of her career-best, and 10 boards against the Tar Heel...also went 7-8 from the line and dished out five assists in the win...was one point shy of her second double-double with 10 boards and nine points in the win over Florida State...had 10 points, including 4-4 from the line, at No. 2 Duke...paced UVa with 14 points, including two treys, at No. 6/7 North Carolina...chipped in 10 points in non-conference win over Georgetown...notched her second career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in the win over Maryland...tallied 13 points in win over Georgia Tech...had 14 points at NC State while going 8-9 from the charity stripe...racked up 10 points, including 4-4 from the line, against No. 1 Duke...went on a scoring rampage at Wake Forest, netting a season-best 24 points, two shy of her career best, including 10-11 from the free throw line...also grabbed five rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes of action...had 12 points in upset of No. 25 Michigan...went 4-4 from the field and tallied 11 points at Ohio State...grabbed nine boards in win over Rutgers...in win over St. Joseph?s had 10 points including 4-4 from the line...grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in the upset of No. 22 Old Dominion.
Named to the ACC All-Freshman Honorable Mention Team...played in all 30 games with 16 starts...fifth in team scoring with 6.6 ppg...led UVa and ranked 10th in assists among all ACC players with 2.97 apg...totaled eight points and three assists in NCAA first round game against Iowa...in the ACC semifinal against No. 1 seed Duke, tallied three rebounds and a steal...grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists against No. 9/11 Duke...broke the middle finger on her right hand during the Wake Forest game on Jan. 13...wore a protective glove for nine games...combined with fellow freshman Brandi Teamer to score 51 of UVa?s 68 points (75 percent) in 68-52 win at N.C. State...recorded a career-high 26 points, including a career-best three treys, against the Wolfpack en route to first ACC Rookie of the Week honors on Jan. 7...grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds and scored 12 points for first double-double against Howard.
Four-year letterwinner on the basketball team at St. Frances Academy...USA Today honorable mention All-America selection...also earned Street & Smith honorable mention All-America honors...selected as the team Most Valuable Player twice...two-time Defensive Player of the Year...named St. Frances Academy Player of the Year as a senior...All-City and All-County selection...three-year member of the Honor Roll.
LaTonya Renee Blue ... born June 18, 1983 in Baltimore, Maryland ... guardians are her grandmother and grandfather Annie and Buster Blue ... has two brothers, Hassan (25) and Rodney (17), and one sister Ashley (18) ... anthropology major.
Blue by the Numbers
Points: 26 at N.C. State, 1-2-02 3-pointers: 4 vs. #7/8 North Carolina, 3-2-03 Rebounds: 13 vs. Maryland, 2-5-04 Assists: 10 at NC State, 1-15-04 Steals: 8 vs. #21/18 Arizona, 11-28-03 Blocks: 2 (4X), last vs. Florida State, 2-22-04 Double-Doubles: 5
Thompson Ready To Lead From FrontWomen's Basketball4/18/18The mood was celebratory Wednesday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena, where Tina Thompson was introduced as UVA's women's basketball coach.Walsh Ready to Lead 'Hoos in PostseasonMen's Golf4/18/18Healthy again after battling back problems for much of 2017, Thomas Walsh enters this weekend's ACC tournament in good form.Thompson Era Begins for CavaliersWomen's Basketball4/18/18Tina Thompson will be introduced as UVA's head women's basketball coach Wednesday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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