2018 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 2018 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 2017–18 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
Asia Durr Louisville Kalani Brown Baylor Lexie Brown Duke
Sabrina Ionescu Oregon Megan Gustafson Iowa Jordin Canada UCLA
Katie Lou Samuelson UConn Kelsey Mitchell Ohio Napheesa Collier UConn
Victoria Vivians Mississippi State Arike Ogunbowale Notre Dame Myisha Hines-Allen Louisville
A'ja Wilson South Carolina Gabby Williams UConn Teaira McCowan Mississippi State

AP Honorable Mention[edit]

United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA)[edit]

First team Second team
Player School Player School
Asia Durr Louisville Kalani Brown Baylor
Sabrina Ionescu Oregon Jordin Canada UCLA
Kelsey Mitchell Ohio Megan Gustafson Iowa
Katie Lou Samuelson UConn Arike Ogunbowale UCLA
A'ja Wilson South Carolina Victoria Vivians Mississippi State
    Gabby Williams UConn

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

Player School
Kalani Brown Baylor
Asia Durr Louisville
Sabrina Ionescu Oregon
Teaira McCowan Mississippi State
Kelsey Mitchell Ohio
Arike Ogunbowale Notre Dame
Katie Lou Samuelson UConn
Victoria Vivians Mississippi State
Gabby Williams UConn
A'ja Wilson South Carolina

By player[edit]

Player School Year AP USBWA WBCA Notes[2]
Asia Durr Louisville Jr
1
1
1
18.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, 42.5 3P%
Sabrina Ionescu Oregon So
1
1
1
19.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 7.8 apg, 43.7 3P%
Katie Lou Samuelson UConn Jr
1
1
1
17.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.7 apg, 53.1 FG%, 46.2 3P%
Victoria Vivians Mississippi State Sr
1
2
1
19.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.5 steals
A'ja Wilson South Carolina Sr
1
1
1
22.6 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 3.2 blocks, 55.0 FG%
Kalani Brown Baylor Jr
2
2
1
20.2 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 1.2 blocks, 66.3 FG%
Megan Gustafson Iowa Jr
2
2
25.6 ppg, 12.7 rpg, 2.1 blocks, 66.8 FG%
Kelsey Mitchell Ohio Sr
2
1
1
24.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.2 apg, 40.8 3P%
Arike Ogunbowale Notre Dame Jr
2
2
1
20.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.6 steals
Gabby Williams UConn Sr
2
2
1
10.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 5.2 apg, 2.6 steals, 59.1 FG%
Lexie Brown Duke Sr
3
20.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.4 apg, 3.5 steals
Jordin Canada UCLA Sr
3
2
16.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 6.9 apg, 3.2 steals
Napheesa Collier UConn Jr
3
15.4 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.2 apg, 56.5 FG%
Myisha Hines-Allen Louisville Sr
3
13.9 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 53.1 FG%
Teaira McCowan Mississippi State Jr
3
1
17.7 ppg, 13.2 rpg, 2.0 blocks, 60.2 FG%

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY.
  2. ^ a b "Wilson headlines AP women's All-America team". USA TODAY. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "USBWA > All-America > Women". sportswriters.net. Archived from the original on April 1, 2022. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  4. ^ "Past Teams - NCAA Division I". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. May 9, 2016. Retrieved March 27, 2020.