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Monday, March 19, 2012
Supersized talent on NCAA teams

By Chris Hansen
HoopGurlz

With an emphasis on recruiting in women's basketball, we look at some of the biggest collections of talent. Here are the NCAA tournament teams with six or more McDonald's All-Americans since 2005:

Team (Year) -- Number of All-Americans -- Finish

Tennessee (2011) -- 9 -- Elite Eight

Kelley Cain (07); Victoria Baugh (07); Angie Bjorklund (07); Glory Johnson (08); Alicia Manning (08); Shekinna Stricklen, (08); Alyssia Brewer (08); Taber Spani (09); Meighan Simmons (10)

Connecticut (2006) -- 8 -- Elite Eight

Willnett Crockett (02); Ann Strother (02); Barbara Turner (02); Nicole Wolff, (02); Brittany Hunter (03); Charde Houston (04); Mel Thomas (04); Renee Montgomery (05)

Connecticut (2008) -- 8 -- Final Four

Charde Houston (04); Mel Thomas (04); Renee Montgomery (05); Tina Charles (06); Kaili McLaren (06); Lorin Dixon (07); Maya Moore (07); Brittany Hunter (03)

Duke (2008) -- 8 -- Sweet 16

Chanté Black (04); Wanisha Smith (04); Abby Waner (05); Carrem Gay (05); Joy Cheek (06); Bridgette Mitchell (06); Jasmine Thomas (07); Krystal Thomas (07)

Rutgers (2009) -- 8 -- Sweet 16

Kia Vaughn (05); Epiphanny Prince (06); Khadijah Rushdan (07); Jasmine Dixon (08); Brooklyn Pope (08); Chelsey Lee (08); Nikki Speed (08); April Sykes April (08)

Tennessee (2010) -- 8 -- Elite Eight

Kelley Cain (07); Angie Bjorklund (07); Glory Johnson (08); Alicia Manning (08); Shekinna Stricklen (08); Alyssia Brewer (08); Amber Gray (08); Taber Spani (09)

Tennessee (2005) -- 7 -- Final Four

Tye'sha Fluker (02); Shanna Zolman (02); Dominique Redding (03); Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood (04); Nkolika Anosike (04); Alex Fuller (04); Alexis Hornbuckle (04)

Connecticut (2005) -- 7 -- Sweet Sixteen

Willnett Crockett (02); Ann Strother (02); Barbara Turner (02); Nicole Wolff (02); Brittany Hunter( 03); Charde Houston (04); Mel Thomas (04)

Tennessee (2006) -- 7 -- Elite Eight

Tye'sha Fluker (02); Shanna Zolman (02); Dominique Redding (03); Nkolika Anosike (04); Alex Fuller (04); Alexis Hornbuckle (04); Candace Parker (04)

Tennessee (2008) -- 7 -- National Champs

Nkolika Anosike (04); Alex Fuller (04); Alexis Hornbuckle (04); Candace Parker (04); Victoria Baugh (07); Angie Bjorklund (07)

Stanford (2010) -- 7 -- Runner-up

Jayne Appel (06); Ashley Cimino (07); Kayla Pedersen (07); Jeanette Pohlen (07); Nnemkadi Ogwumike (08); Joslyn Tinkle (09)

Duke (2006) -- 6 -- Runner-up

Mistie Williams (02); Alison Bales (03); Chanté Black,(04); Wanisha Smith (04); Abby Waner (05); Carrem Gay (05)

Connecticut (2007) -- 6 -- Elite Eight

Charde Houston (04); Mel Thomas (04); Renee Montgomery (05); Tina Charles (06); Kaili McLaren (06); Brittany Hunter (03)

Duke (2007) -- 6 -- Sweet 16

Chanté Black (04); Wanisha Smith (04); Abby Waner (05); Carrem Gay (05); Joy Cheek (06); Bridgette Mitchell (06)

Stanford (2008) -- 6 -- Runner-up

Cissy Pierce (04); Candice Wiggins (04); Jayne Appel (06); Ashley Cimino (07); Kayla Pedersen (07); Jeanette Pohlen (07)

Maryland (2008) -- 6 -- Elite Eight

Laura Harper (04); Crystal Langhorne (04); Kristi Toliver (05); Marissa Coleman (05); Marah Strickland (07); Drey Mingo (07)

N. Carolina (2008) -- 6 -- Elite Eight

Erlana Larkins (04); Rashanda McCants (05); Jessica Breland (06); Cetera Degraffenreid (07); Italee Lucas (07)

Connecticut (2009) -- 6 -- National Champs

Renee Montgomery (05); Tina Charles (06); Kaili McLaren (06); Lorin Dixon (07); Maya Moore (07); Tiffany Hayes (08)

Stanford (2009) -- 6 -- Final Four

Jayne Appel (06); Ashley Cimino (07); Kayla Pedersen (07); Jeanette Pohlen (07); Nnemkadi Ogwumike (08)

Connecticut (2010) -- 6 -- National Champs

Tina Charles (06); Kaili McLaren (06); Lorin Dixon (07); Maya Moore (07); Tiffany Hayes (08); Kelly Faris (09)

Connecticut (2011) -- 6 -- Final Four

Lorin Dixon (07); Maya Moore (07); Tiffany Hayes (08); Kelly Faris (09); Stefanie Dolson (10); Bria Hartley (10)

Stanford (2011) -- 6 -- Final Four

Ashley Cimino (07); Kayla Pedersen (07); Jeanette Pohlen (07); Nnemkadi Ogwumike (08); Joslyn Tinkle (09); Chiney Ogwumike (10)

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