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Tierra Ruffin-Pratt - North Carolina
In a breakout senior season, earned All-ACC First Team honors (from both a Blue-Ribbon panel and league's coaches) as well as a spot on the conference's All-Tournament Team and All-Region 2 honors for the WBCA All-America Team. Led Tar Heels to the ACC title game, and a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Scored a career-high 30 points in opening round NCAA Tourney game vs. Albany. Joined teammate Xylina McDaniel as the first Tar Heels to earn First Team honors since future WNBA players Erlana Larkins and LaToya Pringle did so in 2008. Ranked among ACC leaders in steals (2nd) scoring (4th), assists (7th), and blocks (15th). 2011-12: Missed first 13 games after offseason shoulder surgery; returned to start 15 games. 2010-11: Started 16 games; suffered a partial shoulder dislocation in Dec. (her second in two years), but did not miss a game. PREP: Two-time Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year.