While we’ve been busy compiling our own All-Decade teams, the Duke Athletics department has unveiled its own set of All-Decade teams, starting with women’s basketball.
The Duke Women’s Basketball program had a decade to remember in the 2000s, winning five consecutive ACC championships from 2000-2004 and six ACC regular season titles, and advancing to three Final Fours. Five Blue Devils won All-America honors, three were named ACC Player of the Year, and two (Alana Beard and Lindsey Harding) were National Players of the Year. Duke played in perhaps the most memorable game of the decade as well, ending up on the losing end of the 2006 National Championship to Maryland.
Here are Duke’s picks for its All-Decade team:
- Alana Beard, 2001-2004 (2003 and 2004 National Player of the Year, Duke’s all-time leading scorer)
- Monique Currie, 2002-2006 (2005 and 2006 All-America)
- Lindsey Harding, 2003-2007 (2007 National and Defensive POY, Duke’s all-time assist leader)
- Iciss Tillis, 2001-2004 (2003 All-America, 2003 and 2004 ACC Tournament MVP)
- Georgia Schweitzer, 1998-2001 (2001 All-America)
- Chante Black, 2005-2009 (2009 ACC Defensive POY)
- Alison Bales, 2004-2007 (all-time ACC blocked shots leader)
- Mistie Bass, 2003-2006 (three-time all-ACC)
- Wanisha Smith, 2005-2008 (2005 all-ACC freshman)
- Abby Waner, 2006-2009 (two-time Honorable Mention All-America)
- Sheana Mosch, 2000-2003 (2001 all-ACC freshman)
- Jessica Foley, 2003-2006 (2005 third team all-ACC)
- Vicki Krapohl, 2001-2004 (2003 third team all-ACC)
- Michele Matyasovsky, 2000-2003 (2000 all-ACC freshman)
- Rochelle Parent, 1998-2001 (Duke’s all-time leader in charges taken)
What do you think about the program’s picks for this decade?