Foster named to AP All-America team

Monday, March 31, 2008 at 4:25pm

Vanderbilt senior Shan Foster was named a second-team all-America pick Monday by the Associated Press, the first Commodore to receive such recognition since Billy McCaffrey in 1994.

Foster, named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year this year, finished his career as Vanderbilt's all-time leading scorer.

Foster was joined on the AP second-team all-America squad by Notre Dame sophomore center Luke Harangody, seniors D.J. White of Indiana and Roy Hibbert of Georgetown and Davidson sophomore guard Stephen Curry.

First-team picks are North Carolina junior Tyler Hansbrough, Kansas State freshman Michael Beasley, UCLA freshman Kevin Love, Texas sophomore D.J. Augustin and Memphis junior Chris Douglas-Roberts.

Third-team picks are senior Chris Lofton of Tennessee, junior Darren Collison of UCLA, sophomore Brook Lopez of Stanford and freshmen Derrick Rose of Memphis and Eric Gordon of Indiana.

Earlier this season, Foster was named as a first-team All-American by and, and was awarded a second-team selection by, The Sporting News and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. He was also named as a first-team all-region selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).

In addition, it was announced Monday that Foster will compete against seven other college seniors in the 20th Annual State Farm 3-Point Championship Thursday in San Antonio. It will be televised by ESPN at 8 p.m.

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By: courier37027 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

What, no Kentucky Wildcats made this list?