ATLANTA, Ga. – Duke University sophomore Azurá Stevens has been named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region I squad as announced Wednesday following a vote of Division I head coaches.
The WBCA selection committee will now select the 10-member All-America team from the 52 all-region candidates.
A native of Raleigh, N.C., Stevens was one of 15 selections from region one along with Lindsay Allen (Notre Dame), Adut Bulgak (Florida State), Madison Cable (Notre Dame), Myisha Hines-Allen (Louisville), Jonquel Jones (George Washington), Kelsey Minato (Army), Mariya Moore (Louisville), Adrienne Motely (Miami), Shereesa Richards (Albany), April Robinson (Duquesne), Leticia Romero (Florida State), Shakayla Thomas (Florida State), Brianna Turner (Notre Dame) and Aaliyah Whiteside (Georgia Tech).
Stevens averaged 18.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals on the season. Her 18.9 points ranked second in the ACC, while her 9.6 boards led the league. The 18.9 points per game average was tied for the seventh-highest scoring average in Duke history. Even though she missed seven games with a foot injury to close the regular season, she still led the ACC with 14 double-doubles.
After missing seven games, Stevens returned to the ACC Tournament and in two contests she led the field with a 12.5 rebounds average, while compiling averages of 16.5 points, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals. The 6-6 matchup nightmare was named to the All-ACC Tournament second team.
In ACC games only, Stevens totaled an ACC-best 20.4 points and 10.1 rebounds in nine contests. She registered five double-doubles in the nine league games. Stevens is also a Naismith, Wade Watch, USBWA and John R. Wooden Award candidate for National Player of the Year. She also earned All-ACC First Team accolades along with All-ACC Defensive Team honors.