2020 NCAA Women's Basketball All-Americans

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An All-American team is an honorary sports team composed of the best amateur players of a specific season for each team position—who in turn are given the honorific "All-America" and typically referred to as "All-American athletes", or simply "All-Americans". Although the honorees generally do not compete together as a unit, the term is used in U.S. team sports to refer to players who are selected by members of the national media. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889.[1] The 2020 NCAA Women's Basketball All-Americans are honorary lists that will include All-American selections from the Associated Press (AP)[2], the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA)[3], and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)[4] for the 2019–20 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. Both AP and USBWA choose three teams, while WBCA lists 10 honorees.

A consensus All-America team in women's basketball has never been organized. This differs from the practice in men's basketball, in which the NCAA uses a combination of selections by AP, USBWA, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), and the Sporting News to determine a consensus All-America team. The selection of a consensus All-America men's basketball team is possible because all four organizations select at least a first and second team, with only the USBWA not selecting a third team.

Before the 2017–18 season, it was impossible for a consensus women's All-America team to be determined because the AP had been the only body that divided its women's selections into separate teams. The USBWA first named separate teams in 2017–18. The women's counterpart to the NABC, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), continues the USBWA's former practice of selecting a single 10-member (plus ties) team. The Sporting News does not select an All-America team in women's basketball.

By selector[edit]

Associated Press (AP)[edit]

First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Lauren Cox Baylor Aliyah Boston South Carolina Kaila Charles Maryland
Ruthy Hebard Oregon Chennedy Carter Texas A&M Elissa Cunane NC State
Rhyne Howard Kentucky Dana Evans Louisville Kathleen Doyle Iowa
Sabrina Ionescu Oregon Aari McDonald Arizona Tyasha Harris South Carolina
Megan Walker UConn Satou Sabally Oregon Michaela Onyenwere UCLA

AP Honorable Mention[edit]

United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA)[edit]

First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Lauren Cox Baylor Aliyah Boston South Carolina Kaila Charles Maryland
Ruthy Hebard Oregon Chennedy Carter Texas A&M Elissa Cunane NC State
Rhyne Howard Kentucky Dana Evans Louisville Kathleen Doyle Iowa
Sabrina Ionescu Oregon Aari McDonald Arizona Haley Gorecki Duke
Megan Walker UConn Satou Sabally Oregon Tyasha Harris South Carolina
        Michaela Onyenwere UCLA

Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)[edit]

Player School
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TBA TBA
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By player[edit]

Player School Year AP USBWA WBCA Notes[2][5]
Lauren Cox Baylor Sr
1
1
  12.5 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.7 blocks
Ruthy Hebard Oregon Sr
1
1
  17.3 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 68.5 FG%
Rhyne Howard Kentucky So
1
1
  23.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 38.2 3P%
Sabrina Ionescu Oregon Sr
1
1
  17.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 9.1 apg
AP Player of the Year
USBWA Player of the Year
Megan Walker UConn Jr
1
1
  19.7 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 47.7 FG%
Aliyah Boston South Carolina Fr
2
2
  12.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 60.9 FG%
Chennedy Carter Texas A&M Jr
2
2
  21.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.5 apg
Dana Evans Louisville Jr
2
2
  18.1 ppg, 4.2 apg, 89.0 FT%
Aari McDonald Arizona Jr
2
2
  20.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 79.1 FT%
Satou Sabally Oregon Jr
2
2
  16.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 79.2 FT%
Kaila Charles Maryland Sr
3
3
  14.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 50.0 FG%
Elissa Cunane NC State So
3
3
  16.4 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 54.7 FG%
Kathleen Doyle Iowa Sr
3
3
  18.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 6.3 apg
Haley Gorecki Duke Sr
3
3
  18.5 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 4.4 apg
Tyasha Harris South Carolina Sr
3
3
  12.1 ppg, 5.7 apg, 86.7 FT%
Michaela Onyenwere UCLA Jr
3
3
  19.1 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 46.9 FG%

Academic All-Americans[edit]

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 15-member 2020 Academic All-America team on March 9, 2020, divided into first, second and third teams with Brittany Brewer of Texas Tech chosen as women's college basketball Academic All-American of the Year.[6]

When a player is listed with two grade-point averages, the first is her undergraduate GPA. Players listed with two majors separated by a slash are double majors unless explicitly designated as undergraduate and graduate programs.

First Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Brittany Brewer[a] Texas Tech GS 4.00/3.66, Community, Family & Addiction Sciences
Ciara Duffy[b] South Dakota GS 4.00/4.00, Political Science / History
Erica Ogwumike Rice GS 3.86/4.00, Post-Baccalaureate Program
Mikayla Pivec[c] Oregon State GS 3.89/4.00, Biochemistry / Biophysics
Sara Rhine[b] Drake GS 4.00/4.00, Elementary Education (UG) / Counseling (G)
Second Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Lauren Cox Baylor Sr. 3.77, Communications Studies
Kathleen Doyle Iowa Sr. 3.83, Journalism & Mass Communications / Spanish
Ellie Harmeyer Belmont GS 3.83/4.00, Nursing
Becca Hittner[d] Drake Sr. 3.97, Marketing
Peyton Williams Kansas State Sr. 3.94, Anthropology / International Studies
Third Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Camryn Brown High Point Sr. 3.97, Human Relations
Hanna Crymble Vermont Sr. 3.81, Biochmistry
Vivian Gray Oklahoma State Jr. 3.66, Marketing
Chante Stonewall DePaul Sr. 3.68, Psychology / Sociology
Jocelyn Willoughby Virginia GS 3.87/3.63, Leadership & Public Policy / Global Development Studies
  1. ^ First-team selection in 2018–19.
  2. ^ a b First-team selection in 2018–19 and third-team in 2017–18.
  3. ^ Second-team selection in 2018–19.
  4. ^ Third-team selection in 2018–19.

Senior All-Americans[edit]

The finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, called Senior All-Americans, were announced on February 5, 2020. Due to a tie in voting, 11 finalists were named instead of the normal 10.[7] The first and second teams, as well as the award winner, were expected to be announced during the lead-in to the Final Four, though this timetable may change due to the coronavirus-induced cancellation of the NCAA Tournament.[8] The overall award winner, once announced, will be indicated in bold type.

Finalists[edit]

Player Position School
Chelsea Brackmann Forward Bradley
Kaila Charles Forward Maryland
Lauren Cox Forward Baylor
Bailey Greenberg Forward Drexel
Ellie Harmeyer Forward Belmont
Ruthy Hebard Forward Oregon
Sabrina Ionescu Guard Oregon
Stella Johnson Guard Rider
Mikayla Pivec Guard Oregon State
Peyton Williams Forward Kansas State
Brenna Wise Forward Indiana

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY.
  2. ^ a b "Ionescu headlines AP All-America women's basketball team". AP NEWS. 2020-03-19. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  3. ^ "USBWA > All-America > Women". sportswriters.net. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  4. ^ "WBCA Coaches' All-America". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. 2016-02-17. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  5. ^ "Haley Gorecki - 2019-20 - Women's Basketball". Duke University. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  6. ^ "2019-20 Academic All-America® NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Team Announced" (Press release). College Sports Information Directors of America. March 9, 2020. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  7. ^ "Men's and Women's Basketball Finalists Announced for the 2019-20 Senior CLASS Award" (Press release). Premier Sports Management. February 5, 2020. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  8. ^ "North Carolina's Luke Maye Wins 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award® for Men's Basketball" (Press release). Premier Sports Management. April 5, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.