Mitchell Named USBWA All-American
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell was named a first team All-American on Tuesday by the United State Basketball Writers of America. She is just the fourth freshman to ever earn the award.
Mitchell becomes the sixth Buckeye to earn USBWA All-America accolades joining Jessica Davenport, Tracey Hall, Jantel Lavender, Samantha Prahalis and Katie Smith. She is the first freshman on the team since Connecticut's Maya Moore in 2008.
Mitchell certainly had a year worthy of All-America consideration. She is the first freshman to lead the country in scoring at 24.9 points per game and she scored an Ohio State and Big Ten record 873 points. Mitchell also made an NCAA single-season record 127 three-point field goals while also shooting over 41 percent from the floor and over 83 percent from the foul line.
In addition to her scoring, Mitchell also got her teammates involved as she led the team with 146 assists. The Cincinnati, Ohio native accounted for 42.6 percent of the Buckeye offense which was the fifth-highest scoring offense in the country this season.
Mitchell, who was the B1G Co-Player of the Year, was also named a second team All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday. She is also just the fifth Buckeye to earn first or second team AP All-America status.
The USBWA Women's All-America Team is the nation's best ten players, regardless of position, as selected by the USBWA membership based on regular-season performance. The All-Americans are also finalists for the USBWA's Ann Meyers Drysdale Award as the national Player of the Year, which will be announced Sunday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., prior to the start of the NCAA Women's Final Four.
2014-15 USBWA WOMEN'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM Player, School Pos. Ht. Cl. Hometown Nina Davis, Baylor F 5-11 So. Memphis, Tenn. Moriah Jefferson, Connecticut G 5-7 Jr. Glenn Heights, Texas Samantha Logic, Iowa G 5-9 Jr. Racine, Wis. Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame G 5-10 Jr. Lincolnwood, Ill. Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State G 5-8 Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina G 5-9 Jr. Charlotte, N.C. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut F 5-11 Sr. Anaheim Hills, Calif. Breanna Stewart, Connecticut F 6-4 Jr. North Syracuse, N.Y. Elizabeth Williams, Duke C/F 6-3 Sr. Virginia Beach, Va. Amanda Zahiu B., Minnesota C 6-5 So. Stockholm, Sweden