Kelsey Mitchell Named USBWA First Team All-American

By Kevin Harrish on March 27, 2018 at 4:06 pm
Kelsey Mitchell named first team All-American.
Ohio State Athletics

After collecting second team All-American honors from ESPNW and the associated press, Kelsey Mitchell now has a first team honor, as she was named an USBWA First Team All-American on Tuesday afternoon.

This is Mitchell's fourth USBWA All-American honor as she becomes just the fourth player ever to collect the accolades four straight times, joining Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw, UConn's Maya Moore and Oklahoma's Courtney Paris.

The honor comes after Mitchell finished the season as the nation's third leading scorer, averaging 24.5 points per game shooting 40.8 percent from three-point range. She also had one of the best all-around seasons, averaging 3.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

This is Mitchell's third All-American honor of the year, as she earned second team honors from both ESPNW and the Associated Press. She was also named the co-Big Ten Player of the Year, marking the third time in four seasons she was given conference player of the year honors.

Mitchell ended her career as the NCAA Division I second all-time leading scorer, made more three-pointers than anyone in NCAA history and has the most consecutive games with a made three-pointer.

USBWA First Team All-Americans
Player Team Pos. Ht. Year Hometown
Asia Durr Louisville G 5-10 Jr. Douglasville, Ga.
Sabrina Ionescu Oregon G 5-11 So. Walnut Creek, Calif.
Kelsey Mitchell Ohio State G 5-8 Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio
Katie Lou Samuelson UConn G/F 6-3 Jr. Huntington Beach, Calif.
A'ja Wilson South Carolina F 6-5 Sr. Hopkins, S.C.
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