2004-05 Women's Basketball Roster

Erlana Larkins

2 Erlana Larkins

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Atlantic Coast Conference and National Player of the Year candidate • Three-time All-ACC selection, earning second-team honors as a freshman and first-team accolades each of the last two seasons • Three-time All-ACC Tournament selection • Third-team AP All-America selection as a junior • 2007 NCAA Dallas Regional MVP • Currently ranks first in school history in career field goal percentage (.581) • Also ranks sixth in career rebounding average, ninth in career free throw percentage and eighth in career blocks • Won gold with the USA Basketball Women's Pan Am Team this summer • Working toward a double major in sociology and Afro American studies.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07) Started 37 games at forward for the Tar Heels • Third-team AP All-America • First-team All-ACC • Named to preseason watch lists for the Wooden, Wade and Naismith awards • Preseason All-ACC • One of 16 candidates on the official Wooden Award Ballot • Led the team in rebounding with 9.4 boards per game, good for second in the ACC • Led the league in offensive rebounding with 4.51 per game • Also ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in field goal percentage (third), steals (seventh) and defensive rebounds (ninth) • Became the 27th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points with seven against Elon on Nov. 17 • Also had a career-high seven steals in the Elon win • Had her first double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds in the title game win over Arkansas in the Rainbow Wahine Classic • Earned MVP honors in the tournament after averaging 19.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in three games • Also earned ACC Player of the Week accolades for her performance in Hawai'i • Had 17 points and 12 rebounds in the 70-57 win over No. 4 Tennessee on Dec. 3 • Registered back-to-back double-doubles in wins over St. John's and Delaware State • Had a career-best 12 offensive rebounds and career-high-tying 14 total rebounds in the St. John's game • Missed the first game of her career on Dec. 30 while attending a family funeral in Florida • Matched her career-high with 12 offensive rebounds in the win over Virginia • Notched her sixth double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds in the win at Clemson • Had 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in the 82-76 win over No. 6 Connecticut • Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field with nine points, eight rebounds and five assists in the win over Georgia Tech on Jan. 18 • Added her eighth double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in the win over NC State on Jan. 21 • Earned ACC Player of the Week honors for a second time for her efforts in the three wins the week of Jan. 21 • Notched her team-leading ninth double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds in the 84-71 win at Maryland on Jan. 28 • Had a team-high 14 rebounds in the loss to Duke on Feb. 8 • Scored 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds in the Feb. 12 win at Florida State • Battling through severe leg cramps, scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the loss at NC State on Feb. 16 • Tallied her 10th double-double of the season with 13 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Miami on Feb. 18 • Made it back-to-back double-doubles with 15 points and 12 rebounds against Wake Forest on Feb. 22 • Grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds to go with 18 points in the loss at Duke on Feb. 25 • Picked up her 13th double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the ACC semifinal win over Maryland • Earned All-ACC Tournament first-team honors for the second straight season after scoring 18 points in the ACC final win over NC State • Scored a career-high 29 points and added 10 rebounds in the regional final win over Purdue • Earned Dallas Regional Most Outstanding Player honors for her efforts • Scored four points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds in the Final Four loss to Tennessee.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06) Final Four All-Tournament Team • AP All-America honorable mention • Kodak All-America region finalist • All-ACC first team • All-ACC Tournament first team • A starter in every game • Ranked second on the team in scoring with 13.8 points per game and led the way in rebounding with 7.2 per game • Averaged 14.6 points and 7.3 rebounds (both second on the team) in ACC play • In NCAA Tournament play, averaged 18.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game • Ranked fourth in the ACC in field goal percentage (.568), sixth in steals (2.2 per game), seventh in rebounding, 10th in blocks (1.03 per game) and 11th in scoring • Hit the first three-pointer of her career against UNC Asheville on Nov. 29 • Had 18 points on 8-for-11 shooting and a team-high eight rebounds in a career-high 41 minutes of play in the overtime win at Old Dominion on Dec. 29 • Had a career-high six assists in the first half of the Jan. 6 game against Clemson, despite playing only five minutes in the second half due to illness • Scored 10 points and grabbed a team-best eight rebounds playing in front of a hometown crowd at Miami • Had her first double-double of the season with a team-high 15 points and 11 rebounds at NC State • Scored a season-high 22 points and led the team with seven rebounds against Georgia Tech on Jan. 18 • Was 14-for-14 from the foul line in that game • Against Florida State, scored 22 for the second time in as many games • Also matched her previous-game output with seven rebounds • Was 5-for-5 in the first half of the FSU game and finished 8-for-11 from the field • Named ACC Player of the Week on Jan. 23 for her play in the Georgia Tech and FSU games (an average of 22 points, seven rebounds for the week) • Led UNC with a season-high 23 points in the Jan. 29 win at Duke • She scored 17 points in the second half, nine of them within the first 4:06 after halftime • That run included two three-pointers in just under a minute • Finished with 17 points and eight rebounds in the home win over NC State • Scored 17 points and had nine rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and three steals against Maryland on Feb. 9 • Her assist and block totals were career highs • Played 32 minutes in that game, but did not see any time in the overtime period after battling cramping at the end of regulation • Scored seven points, all on free throws, in the game at Virginia, marking the first time in her career that she had not hit a field goal in a game (she was 0-for-4 from the field) • Had 17 points, five rebounds and three blocks in the win at Virginia Tech • Had a double-double (16 points, 14 rebounds) and a career-high eight assists in the Feb. 25 win over No. 1 Duke • Had 10 rebounds in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals win over Virginia • Finished with 13 points, four rebounds and a team-high six assists in the ACC Tournament semifinals win over NC State • Scored a career-high 26 points and had a team high 12 rebounds in the ACC title game win over Maryland • Had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament second-round win over Vanderbilt on March 20 • Scored a team-best 23 points on 10-for-13 shooting in the Sweet 16 win over Purdue • Led UNC with a career-high 28 points and 10 rebounds in the national semifinals game against Maryland to earn a spot on the Final Four All-Tournament Team.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05) Voted to the All-ACC second team, receiving the seventh-highest number of votes overall • One of two freshmen to receive All-ACC honors • A unanimous selection to the ACC All-Freshman Team • Named second-team All-ACC Tournament as UNC won the championships • Four-time ACC Rookie of the Week • Named to the Gballmagazine.com Young All-America team • Ranked second on the team in scoring (14.6) and in rebounding (7.1) • Finished the season with 496 points to set a school record for scoring by a freshman • Led the ACC in field goal percentage (.609) and ranked ninth nationally • Among ACC freshmen, ranked second in scoring, third in rebounding, first in steals (2.1), third in blocks (1.1) and sixth in assists (1.6) • Scored in double figures in all but five games • Came off the bench in the first eight games of the season and moved into the starting lineup for the game against Coastal Carolina • Named to the Lady Rebel Shootout all-tournament team after scoring 22 points in the championship game against host UNLV • Had her first career double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds in just 19 minutes of play against Lipscomb on Dec. 28 • Registered a second double-double in the following game with 17 points and a team-high 14 rebounds against Old Dominion on Dec. 30 • Led UNC with a then-career-high 23 points at NC State and earned ACC Rookie honors for that week • Shared ACC Rookie of the Week honors on Jan. 24 after averaging 18 points per game against Miami and Florida State • Registered her third double-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds in 24 minutes of play against Wake Forest (Jan. 27) • Earned her third ACC rookie honor in a row and fourth of the season on Jan. 31 after averaging 11.0 points and 9.3 rebounds in the previous week's three games (Duke, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech) • Against Clemson, scored a career-high 24 points, including 8-for-8 free throw shooting, and tied her career best with six steals • Scored 19 points in the win at Duke, hitting five of her six shots and nine of 10 free throws • Turned in her second double-double in the ACC Tournament's three games with 16 points and 10 rebounds against Duke in the final • Averaged 13.3 points and 9.0 rebounds in the tournament • Turned in her seventh double-double of the season with 18 points and 14 rebounds in the Sweet 16 win at Arizona State • Selected for the ESPN.com Preseason All-Freshman team.

INTERNATIONAL Member of the gold medal-winning 2007 USA Basketball Women's Pan Am Games Team that competed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • Played with the 2006 USA Basketball Under 20 Women's National Team that captured gold at the FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City • Won a gold medal at the 2005 FIBA Women's U19 World Championship in Tunisia in July • Won a gold medal at the 2005 FIBA Women's U19 World Championship in Tunisia in July • Served as a tri-captain of the U.S. team • Played for the 2004 USA Basketball Junior World Championship Qualifying Team, which won a gold medal at the competition in Puerto Rico in August of 2004.

PREP/PERSONAL Coached by Mike and Ronnalee Terry • As a senior, named to the Parade, WBCA and McDonald's All-America teams • Second-team All-America by USA Today and SLAM magazine • Fourth-team Parade All-America as a junior • Led her team to four state championships and six final fours • Florida's Miss Basketball in her junior and senior years • Just the second player in the 12-year history of the award to win twice • Class 2A Player of the Year in her freshman through senior seasons • Averaged 22.3 points, 14.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game as a senior, when she was the state tournament MVP for the second year in a row • Ranked fourth in the Class of 2004 by All-Star Girls Report and 10th by Blue Star • Born Erlana La'Nay Larkins on April 2, 1986, in West Palm Beach, Fla. • The daughter of Victoria and Earl Larkins • Majoring in sociology and Afro American studies.


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