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Blue Devil Women's Hoops Season Review
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2011-12 Duke Women’s Basketball Season Review
27-6 Overall, 15-1 ACC Records


The Duke women’s basketball team had another standout campaign in 2011-12 as the Blue Devils produced a 27-6 overall record, a 15-1 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) action and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the third straight year under 2012 ACC Coach of the Year Joanne P. McCallie.
    With their 15-1 record in the ACC, the Blue Devils registered at least a share of the ACC regular season title for the third straight year and the first outright league title since the 2006-07 campaign.  Duke did all of this with the youngest roster in McCallie’s 20-year coaching career to go along with a tremendous amount of adversity during the season.  The Blue Devils lost two starters -- Richa Jackson and Chloe Wells - to go along with another potential starter -- Amber Henson -- during the year.
    Duke featured many honors including the consensus National Freshman of the Year Elizabeth Williams and All-America accolades by Williams and Chelsea Gray.  The Blue Devils led all league schools with six All-ACC Academic Team selections, while Allison Vernerey was named to the Capital One Academic All-District III team. 
    The Blue Devils were listed in the top 10 of the national rankings all season, notched five victories against ranked teams, including two in the top eight and registered many school records.

Records Broken in 2011-12...

Assists - Single Game

Chelsea Gray - 13 vs. Pittsburgh, 12-4-11

Blocks & Freshman Blocks - Single Game
Elizabeth Williams - 12 at Wake Forest, 1-6-12  ** New ACC record

Freshman Rebounds - Single Game
Elizabeth Williams - 17 vs. Purdue, 12-1-11

Blocks - Team Single Game
16 at Wake Forest, 1-6-12      ** Tied ACC and Duke record

Assists - Season

Chelsea Gray - 201 in 33 games; 6.1 per game average

Blocks by a Freshman - Season
Elizabeth Williams - 116 in 33 games  ** ACC Freshman Record as well

Duke Career Record

Best four-year record in Cameron Indoor Stadium - Kathleen Scheer, Shay Selby (60-2)

Duke & ACC Season
Two Triple-Doubles by Different Players
Elizabeth Williams at Wake Forest, 1-6-12 (18 points, 16 rebounds, 12 blocks)
Chelsea Gray vs. Pittsburgh, 12-4-11 (14 points, 13 assists, 11 rebounds)

Elizabeth Williams - Nine ACC Rookie of the Week selections tied the ACC mark held by Tracy Connor of         Wake Forest

Noting Duke...

    Blue Devil seniors Kathleen Scheer and Shay Selby finished their career with a 60-2 overall record in Cameron Indoor Stadium, which is a new school record for a senior class ... four Blue Devils ranked in the top 25 of the ACC in scoring -- Elizabeth Williams (9th, 14.0), Chelsea Gray (14th, 12.5), Tricia Liston (21st, 12.0) and Haley Peters (25th, 10.8) ... as a team, Duke led the ACC in scoring margin (+19.2), field goal percentage (47.6%), three-point field goal percentage (37.1%), assists (16.5-tied) and assist/turnover ratio (1.0-tied) ... Allison Vernerey has played in a team-best 105 straight contests ... nine different Blue Devils registered double-figure scoring on the season.
Depleted Roster...
    Duke lost three potential starters during the season -- Richa Jackson, Chloe Wells and Amber Henson. Two of these student-athletes were McDonald’s All-America selections -- Jackson and Henson.  Wells had started the first 10 games and Henson played in eight contests before having surgery.  The Blue Devils closed the season with eight scholarship players.
    Jackson had started 17 contests this season.     

Storylines/Other Blue Devil Notes... 

    •    The 252 points in the three NCAA games was the second-highest in Duke history.  The highest was 267 in 2006, when the Blue Devils advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
    •    Chelsea Gray made 20 straight free throws in the NCAA Tournament.      
    •    In the first three games of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, Duke came out on fire hitting 57.6 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from downtown and averaging 84.0 points.  For the tournament, the Blue Devils hit 52.8 percent from the field.
    •    With Duke starting one freshman, three sophomores and one senior in the tournament, the Blue Devils featured the youngest lineup in the field.
    •    In six career NCAA games, Chelsea Gray has hit 37-of-65 field goals for a 56.9 percentage. 
    •    The Blue Devils have earned one of the top eight seeds in 11 of the last 12 years in the NCAA Tournament and have posted three straight Elite Eight appearances.
    •    With its victory over Samford, Duke notched 25 wins for the 14th straight year.
    •    Freshman Ka’lia Johnson scored 16 points in four NCAA Tournament games after posting only 22 points in the regular season.  She hit 6-of-10 field goals.
    •    Tricia Liston’s 46.0 three-point field goal percentage would have led the NCAA, but she averaged only 1.7 per game and the minimum is 2.0 in the stats.
    •    Chelsea Gray totaled 93 steals on the year, which ranked as the fourth-best on Duke’s single-season charts (third is 104).
    •    On the year, the Blue Devils hit 50.0 percent of their field goals or better a total of 14 times, which is the most since the 2005-06 season (20).
    •    Duke’s 80 points allowed at Vanderbilt was a season high, but its 56 points in the first half was also a season high.
    •    The last time Duke had two players score at least 18 points or more in at least nine games was in the 2002-03 season. Alana Beard score more than 18 points in 30 games and Iciss Tillis scored at least 18 points or more in 14 games (both were juniors). This season Williams (9) and Liston (10) have accomplished this.
    •  Elizabeth Williams is the first freshman in ACC history to notch over 100 blocked shots in a season.
    •  Duke is one of only four teams in Division I history to have two different players post a triple-double in the same season -- Central Michigan (2010-11), Georgia State (2009-10) and UAB (2001-02).
    •    The Blue Devils’ 191 blocks on the year was the tied for sixth-most in Duke single-season history.          •    Duke owns 18 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, which is more than the entire ACC combined -- Maryland (9), Georgia Tech (6) and Miami (2).
    •    With its win over No. 5 Miami, Duke posted its second victory over a top 10 team during the season and the fifth win over a top five team in Coach P’s five years at Duke.  Coach P notched her 10th win against a top 10 team in her five years.
    •    Elizabeth Williams notched double-figure scoring in 19 straight games to close the season.  Her 19 consecutive games with double-figure scoring is a new Duke freshman record (17 by Katie Meier - 1985-86). 
    •    Duke shot 50.0 percent or better in the second half of 14 games this season. 
    •    Five of Duke’s six losses this season came against then ranked No. 2 Stanford, No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 3 Connecticut, No. 8 Maryland and No. 7 Kentucky. 
    •    Duke totaled five different players who registered double-doubles on the season - Williams (6), Gray (4), Peters (1), Jackson (1) and Liston (1).  The five players is the second-most in a single season in Blue Devil history -- 6 in 2009-10 and 2003-04.  Duke has posted five on six different occasions. 
    •    With under three minutes left in games, Chelsea Gray hit 63.6 percent of her field goals.  In her Blue Devil career, she has hit 27 of 47 field goals (57.5%) in the final three minutes of games.  She scored 12 points in the final 3:23 at Boston College in 2011-12.
    •    Over the final 20 games, six different players led the Blue Devils in scoring -- Haley Peters (4), Elizabeth Williams (4), Richa Jackson (1), Tricia Liston (6), Shay Selby and Chelsea Gray (4).
    •    Haley Peters hit 13 out of her last 23 three-point field goal attempts to conclude the season and drained a career-best 18 treys on the year. 
    •    Duke held four opponents to under 40 points in 2011-12. In Coach P’s five years at Duke, the Blue Devils have held 21 opponents to under 40 points. 
    •    The Blue Devils averaged 40.5 points in the paint on the season and 23.6 points off turnovers.
    •    The Blue Devils have been ranked in the top 10 the past 52 straight weeks.  Duke leads the ACC with 224 all-time weeks ranked in the top 10.  Next closest is UNC with 193. 
    • Duke averaged 75.2 points this season, which is the most for a Blue Devil squad since 2005-06 with an 86.0 ledger.  The most for a Coach P squad in her previous four years was 72.1 in 2008-09.
    • The average age of Duke’s squad this season was 19 years old.  This is the youngest since the 2000-01 squad that had an average age of 18.2.  The Blue Devils closed the season with three players that were 18 and four at 19.
    • Over the last 12 years, Duke owns the third-most wins in the nation -- Connecticut (409), Tennessee (370) and Duke (362).

Gray Named USBWA All-America...

    Sophomore Chelsea Gray was voted one of 10 members of the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-America team.    Gray, who is a product of Stockton, Calif., averaged 12.5 points, 6.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 steals on the season for the sixth-ranked Blue Devils (27-6).  She ranked 12th nationally in assists and 29th in steals.  The 5-11 playmaker elevated her game even more in the NCAA Tournament averaging 16.0 points, 6.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 3.8 steals as she was named to the Fresno Regional All-Tournament team.
    Other honors Gary has received this season include Naismith Midseason Player of the Year list, All-ACC Tournament second team, First Team All-ACC, two-time ACC Player of the Week and a John R. Wooden Award preseason list.  Gray totaled the Duke single-season record for double-digit assist contests as she collected four games with 10 or more dishes on the year.  She also posted just the fourth triple-double in school history against Pittsburgh with 14 points, a school-record 13 assists and 11 rebounds. 
    Gray’s 201 assists on the season is a new Duke single-season record, while she also notched a NCAA Regional record-tying eight steals against St. John’s.  She collected at least 10 points, four rebounds and four assists in 18 different games on the season.
    Duke owns eight different USBWA All-America selections over the history, which ranks second all-time.  Connecticut owns a team-best nine and Stanford is third with seven.  Other Blue Devil USBWA All-America selections were Alison Bales (2007), Alana Beard (2002-04), Chante Black (2009), Monique Currie (2005-06), Lindsey Harding (2007), Georgia Schweitzer (2001) and Jasmine Thomas (2010).  Duke has posted at least one person on the USBWA All-America team for four straight years.
    The USBWA Women’s All-America Team is the nation’s best 10 players, regardless of position, as selected by representatives of the USBWA.

Williams Earns Freshman of the Year...

    After earning National Freshman of the Year honors by ESPN.com, USBWA and Full Court, Elizabeth Williams became just the second Blue Devil to earn the national accolade -- Alana Beard (2001).
    She averaged 14.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.5 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals on the season in 33 starts.
    A native of Virginia Beach, Va., Williams posted one of the top freshman campaigns in league history as she notched a freshman record 116 blocked shots and ranked fifth nationally with a 3.5 per game average.  She also became the first league freshman to be named ACC Defensive Player of the Year and only the third freshman to be voted to the All-ACC First Team.
    Other honors the freshman received were ACC Defensive Player of the Year, ACC Rookie of the Year, All-ACC First Team, All-ACC Defensive Team, All-ACC Freshman Team, John R. Wooden Award finalist, WBCA Region II Nominee for WBCA All-America, All-ACC Academic Team and a Naismith Midseason Candidate for Player of the Year.  Williams’ nine ACC Rookie of the Week selections matched the league record set back in 1992-93.
    Her 259 rebounds on the season was one shy of matching the Duke single-season freshman record held by Chante Black.  Her 116 blocks on the season was more than 216 Division I women’s basketball teams.

Elite Eight For Third Straight Year...
    Duke made its third straight Elite Eight appearance with only three current student-athletes who have appeared on all three teams.
    The three squads were much different as the 2009-10 team had one double-figure scorer in the tournament through three games - Jasmine Thomas (19.0) - and Duke was hitting only 43.5 percent from the field, while dishing 10.7 assists.
    Last year in 2010-11, the Blue Devils featured three double-digit scorers heading into the regional final - Jasmine Thomas (18.0), Karima Christmas (14.0) and Chelsea Gray (13.3) - but were hitting 45.4 percent from the field. 
    In 2011-12, Duke featured five double-figure scorers, hitting 52.8 percent from the field, averaged 17.5 assists, only 13.0 turnovers and 9.3 steals.

Selby Has Standout Tournament...
    In four NCAA Tournament games, senior Shay Selby played her best basketball of the season averaging 11.5 points, 4.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals.  She hit 51.4 percent of her field goals and posted a 2.3 assist/turnover ratio. 
    Selby notched a career-high 18 points, tied a career high with seven assists, had five rebounds and tied a career high with four steals against St. John’s.  She also tied a career high with six rebounds against Samford.  
    She notched double-figure scoring in three straight games to close the season for the first time in her career.  Selby had double-figure scoring in four out of the last five contests.

Peters Catches Fire...
    Sophomore Haley Peters registered a career-high 25 points as she hit career highs in field goals (12) and field goal attempts (16) at Vanderbilt in the NCAA second round to help lead Duke into the regional semifinals.     
    Peters missed her first field goal attempt and then hit seven in a row as she finished the first half with 15 points.  In seven career NCAA Tournament games, Peters has posted double-figure scoring in four of them.
    In four NCAA Tournament games, Peters averaged 12.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists.  She hit 21-of-37 field goals (56.8%) and 3-of-4 from downtown. 

All-America For Williams...
     The Associated Press released its All-America team with Duke freshman Elizabeth Williams earning third team accolades.  The 6-3 center became the first Blue Devil freshman to be named to the AP All-America squad. 
    On the first team was Stanford’s Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins, Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne, Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas and Baylor’s Brittney Griner.  Selected to the second team were Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike, Baylor’s Odyssey Sims, Miami’s Shenise Johnson, Ohio State’s Samantha Prahalis and Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Julie Wotja.
    Joining Williams on the third team was Connecticut’s Tiffany Hayes, Kentucky’s A’dia Mathies, Tennessee’s Shekinna Stricklen and Miami’s Riquna Williams.

Gray Notches Big-Time Numbers...
    In four games of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, Chelsea Gray averaged 16.0 points, 6.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 3.8 steals.  She hit 53.8 percent from the field. 
    On the year, Gray totaled at least 10 points, four rebounds and four assists on 18 occasions, including six out of the last seven contests.
    Gray notched double-figure scoring in the final nine contests and 13 out of the last 14.

Appearances in a Regional...
    With Duke’s 14 regional appearances over the last 15 years, the Blue Devils rank tied for second behind Connecticut (15).  Duke is tied with Tennessee at 14, while North Carolina (9), Georgia (9), Notre Dame (9), Stanford (8), Rutgers (8), Purdue (8), LSU (8) and Oklahoma (8) are the next closest.

In the Duke Record Book...
    Several Blue Devils featured seasons that rank in the top 10 in the Duke record books -- three-point field goal percentage (Tricia Liston - 5th, 46.0%; Haley Peters - 9th, 43.9%), season free throw percentage (Liston - 5th, 86.7%), season three-point field goals made (Liston - 10th, 57), steals (Chelsea Gray - 4th, 93), assists (Gray - 1st, 201), assists per game (Gray - 1st, 6.1), blocked shots (Elizabeth Williams - 4th, 116) and double-figure assists (Gray - 1st, 4).
    Liston now ranks second on the Duke career three-point field goal percentage  at 43.4, while Gray is 10th at 38.8.  On the free throw percentage chart, Gray is third at 81.4 and Liston is fourth at 80.8 percent.  Williams is already ninth on the career blocks list with 116. 
   
Liston Finishes Strong...

    What a way to make a splash in the first four NCAA Tournament starts of her career.  Sophomore Tricia Liston averaged 18.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals, while hitting 64.3 percent of her field goals and 64.3 (9-of-14) percent from downtown. 
    Liston matched a career high with 23 points at Vanderbilt, while grabbing 22 points in the first round against Samford.  The 6-1 guard had 15 points against St. John’s and Stanford.
    She led Duke in scoring a team-high 11 times, her seven 20-point games and her 10 contests with 18 or more points were team highs.  It was the most games with 20 or more points since 2009-10 when Jasmine Thomas had 11.
    She become just the second Duke sophomore to hit 50 or more treys (Abby Waner hit 68 in 2006-07).  Her 57 treys ranked as the 10th-best single-season performance in Blue Devil history.

Blue Devils Hold Annual Celebration...
    The 2011-12 season officially came to a close on April 16 the Duke University women’s basketball team held its annual celebration at the Washington Duke Inn. With approximately 350 people in attendance and emceed by Morgan Patrick, Duke gave out eight awards.
    Taking home three accolades on the evening was sophomore Chelsea Gray, while Tricia Liston and Elizabeth Williams received two honors on the night.
    There were three statistical awards given out -- Best Rebounder, Best Free Throw Shooter and Assist Maker.  Other awards that were presented were Player of the Year, Most Improved, Making Plays, M.M.O.C. (Meanest Mother on the Court), Sixth Player, CNC (Choice Not Chance) Scholar-Athlete, Best Defender, Senior Award and CNC Ball Club Member of the Year.
    A native of Stockton, Calif., Gray took home the M.M.O.C., Making Plays and Assist Maker awards.  Gray averaged 12.5 points, 6.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 steals on the season for the sixth-ranked Blue Devils (27-6).  She ranked 12th nationally in assists and 29th in steals.  The 5-11 playmaker elevated her game even more in the NCAA Tournament averaging 16.0 points, 6.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 3.8 steals as she was named to the Fresno Regional All-Tournament team.
    Other honors Gray received this season include Naismith Midseason Player of the Year list, All-ACC Tournament second team, First Team All-ACC, two-time ACC Player of the Week and a John R. Wooden Award preseason list.  Gray’s 201 assists on the season is a new Duke single-season record, while she also notched a NCAA Regional record-tying eight steals against St. John’s.  She collected at least 10 points, four rebounds and four assists in 18 different games on the season.
    The M.M.O.C. award represents the Blue Devil that does the dirty work, including assists, steals and leads the team in floor burns.
    Williams, who is a product of Virginia Beach, Va., received the Player of the Year and Best Rebounder awards.  Coming off a standout 2011-12 campaign where she averaged 14.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.5 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals, Williams was the consensus National Freshman of the Year by ESPN.com, USBWA and Full Court.
    She posted one of the top freshman campaigns in league history as she notched a freshman record 116 blocked shots and ranked fourth nationally with a 3.5 per game average.  She also became the first league freshman to be named ACC Defensive Player of the Year and only the third freshman to be voted to the All-ACC First Team.
    Other honors the freshman received were ACC Defensive Player of the Year, ACC Rookie of the Year, All-ACC First Team, All-ACC Defensive Team, All-ACC Freshman Team, John R. Wooden Award finalist, WBCA Region II Nominee for WBCA All-America, All-ACC Academic Team and a Naismith Midseason Candidate for Player of the Year.  Williams’ nine ACC Rookie of the Week selections matched the league record set back in 1992-93.
    Liston, a 6-0 guard from River Forest, Ill., was presented the Most Improved Player and the Best Free Throw Shooter awards.  As a sophomore, Liston registered a team-best 57 three-pointers, which ranked tied for 10th on Duke’s single-season charts.  She also averaged 12.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals on the year.  Liston’s 46.0 three-point field goal percentage ranked as the fifth-highest in school history.  She nailed three or more treys in 11 games on the season.  From the charity stripe, Liston hit 72-of-83 free throws for a team-best 86.7 percentage.  Her percentage ranks as the fifth-best in school history. 
    Haley Peters was presented the CNC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for the second straight season, after registering a 3.79 grade-point average.  On the season, Peters started all 33 contests, while averaging 10.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 assists.  She was a third team All-ACC selection, while also being named to the All-ACC Academic team.  The 6-3 forward scored a career-high 25 points in the NCAA Tournament at Vanderbilt as she hit 12-of-16 field goals, had six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes. 
    Junior Allison Vernerey was awarded the Sixth Player of the Year, which marks the second time in her three-year career that she has been presented the honor.  Vernerey, who is from Alsace, France, also received the Sixth Player of the Year award as a freshman.  She averaged 5.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in 33 contests on the year.  Vernerey posted one of the best games of her career against UNC Wilmington as she hit 10-of-11 field goals, scored 22 points, had four steals, four assists and four rebounds in 19 minutes in December.
    Earning the Most Improved Award along with Liston was freshman Ka’lia Johnson.  A product of Chester, Va., Johnson made huge strides down the stretch and played her best basketball of the season during the NCAA Tournament.  The 5-10 guard came off the bench against Samford and posted six points and four rebounds in 21 minutes in the first round, while collecting five points, one assist and one rebound at Vanderbilt in the second round.  Johnson drained her second career three-pointer against Vanderbilt.  She notched five points, three rebounds and one blocked shot in the Sweet 16 versus 14th-ranked St. John’s as well. 
    Presented with the Best Defender award was Richa Jackson, who had her season come to an end on Feb. 15 against Virginia Tech with a torn ACL.  Prior to her injury, Jackson had started 17 straight contests, while averaging 9.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.1 assists on the year.  During one stretch of the season, Jackson tallied double-figure scoring in 11 of 12 games, including a career-high 21 points against N.C. State.  Even though she missed the final eight games of the season, her 45 steals ranked tied for third on the team.
    Kathleen Scheer was given the Senior Award on the evening, after concluding her career playing in 120 games, while making 18 starts.  She scored 333 points, pulled down 250 rebounds, dished out 63 assists, blocked 54 shots and notched 61 steals.  Scheer posted double-figure scoring against Pittsburgh and USC Upstate this season, while pulling down a season-high seven rebounds at Virginia Tech.  She grabbed at least one rebound in 27 of 33 games played on the year. 
    Elizabeth Layne of Durham claimed the final award on the night as she was presented with the CNC Ball Club Member of the Year. 
    The Player of the Year, Most Improved, Sixth Player, Making Plays and Best Defender awards were voted on by team members and coaches.
     Duke said good-bye to two seniors on the night-- Scheer and Shay Selby.  The duo led Duke to a 116-22 overall record, 50-8 mark in the ACC and a 60-2 ledger in Cameron Indoor Stadium the last four years.  The seniors also registered two undefeated seasons in Cameron Indoor Stadium, three ACC Regular Season titles and two ACC Tournament Championships.

Williams Suffered Stress Fracture...

    The Blue Devils announced prior to opening the NCAA Tournament that ESPN.com National Freshman of the Year Elizabeth Williams suffered a stress fracture in her right lower leg, but would end up playing through the tournament.
    In the tournament, Williams averaged 11.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.0 steals. 
    Williams became just the third Duke freshman in school history to post double-figure scoring in her first three NCAA Tournament games -- Alana Beard and Chelsea Gray.

All Starters in Double-Digit Scoring...

    The Blue Devils registered all five starters with double-figure scoring against Vanderbilt in the second round.  It marks the second time this year Duke has done this - Pittsburgh on Dec. 4. 
    Since 2002-03, Duke has notched all five starters in double-figure scoring only 11 times.

Consecutive Appearances...
    The Blue Devils were one of only five teams competing in their 18th straight NCAA Tournament-- Tennessee (31), Stanford (25), UConn (24), Duke (18) and Georgia (18).

Coach P in Elite Company...
    Blue Devil Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie is one of only 20 current head coaches in NCAA Division I who have both played and coached in the NCAA Tournament.  Only McCallie, Kim Mulkey (Baylor), MaChelle Joseph (Georgia Tech),  Nikki Caldwell (LSU), Dawn Staley (South Carolina), Katie Abrahamson-Henderson (Albany), Amanda Butler (Florida), Terri Williams-Flournoy (Georgetown), Toyelle Wilson (Prairie View), Courtney Banghart (Princeton)  and Coquese Washington (Penn State) played and led her team to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
    Coach P led Northwestern to the tournament in 1987 and also coached 14 different teams as a head coach.  

Gray Ties Steals Mark...

    Chelsea Gray registered a career-high eight steals in the regional semifinal against St. John’s.  The mark was Duke’s single game NCAA Tournament record and tied the NCAA Regional Record -- 8—Carla Holmes, Maryland vs. Stephen F. Austin, West, SF, 3-23-89; 8—Natalie Williams, UCLA vs. Missouri St., Midwest SF, 3-26-92.

Hitting From the Field...
    Duke hit 47.6 percent from the field, which ranked first in the ACC and third nationally.  Since Coach P took over the program in 2007-08, it was the highest Duke has shot from the field.
    Year    FG%
    2007-08    42.5
    2008-09    41.0
    2009-10    41.7
    2010-11    41.9
    2011-12    47.6
   
    Three different Blue Devils ranked in the top 11 of the ACC field goal percentage list --  Richa Jackson (7th, 51.1), Haley Peters (T5th, 51.2), Williams (T10th, 48.6) and Tricia Liston (T10th, 48.6).
        The 47.6 percentage is the highest by a Coach P team since 1997-98 when her Maine squad shot 48.2 percent from the field.

Single Season Assist Mark...
    With her seven assists at North Carolina to conclude the regular season, Chelsea Gray set the Duke single season record for assists.  She finished the season with 201.  She broke Kira Orr’s record of 170 that was set in 1995-96.  Her 6.1 per game average is a new school record.  The previous high was 5.2 by Orr in 1995-96.

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