2023 NCAA Women's Basketball All-Americans

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2023 NCAA Women's Basketball All-Americans
Members of the 2023 All-America first team (AP, USBWA). Clockwise from upper left: Boston, Clark, Holmes, Reese and Siegrist.
Awarded for2022–23 NCAA Division I women's basketball season
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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—which 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 as a unit, the term is used in U.S. team sports to refer to players who national media members select. Walter Camp selected the first All-America team in the early days of American football in 1889.[1] The 2023 NCAA Women's Basketball All-Americans are honorary lists that include All-American selections from the Associated Press (AP), the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) for the 2022–23 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. Both AP and USBWA choose three teams, while WBCA lists ten 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 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, a consensus women's All-America team couldn't be determined because the AP had been the only body that divided its women's selections into separate teams. The USBWA first named different 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. Sporting News does not select an All-America team in women's basketball.

By selector[edit]

Associated Press (AP)[edit]

Announced on March 15, 2023. The teams are selected by the same 28-member media panel that votes on the AP poll during the season. Of note:[2]

  • Aliyah Boston became the tenth player selected as a three-time first-team All-American.
  • Boston and Caitlin Clark were unanimous first-team selections.
First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Aliyah Boston South Carolina Elizabeth Kitley Virginia Tech Ashley Joens Iowa State
Caitlin Clark Iowa Cameron Brink Stanford Aaliyah Edwards UConn
Maddy Siegrist Villanova Diamond Miller Maryland Aneesah Morrow DePaul
Angel Reese LSU Olivia Miles Notre Dame Haley Jones Stanford
Mackenzie Holmes Indiana Alissa Pili Utah Zia Cooke South Carolina

AP Honorable Mention[edit]

Honorable mention selections are those who did not make one of the first three teams, but received at least one vote from the media panel.[2][3]

United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA)[edit]

The USBWA announced its 15-member team, divided into first, second, and third teams, plus honorable mention selections, on March 15, 2023. Vote totals were not released.[4]

First team Second team Third team
Player School Player School Player School
Aliyah Boston South Carolina Cameron Brink Stanford Zia Cooke South Carolina
Caitlin Clark Iowa Ashley Joens Iowa State Aaliyah Edwards UConn
Mackenzie Holmes Indiana Elizabeth Kitley Virginia Tech Haley Jones Stanford
Angel Reese LSU Diamond Miller Maryland Olivia Miles Notre Dame
Maddy Siegrist Villanova Alissa Pili Utah Aneesah Morrow DePaul

USBWA Honorable Mention[edit]

Academic All-Americans[edit]

College Sports Communicators (known before the 2022–23 season as the College Sports Information Directors of America) announced its 2022 Academic All-America team on March 16, 2022, divided into first, second, and third teams, with Caitlin Clark of Iowa chosen as women's college basketball Academic All-American of the Year. Due to a tie for the fifth spot on the second team, the overall team had 16 members instead of the usual 15.[5]

First Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Caitlin Clark[a] Iowa Jr. 3.60, Marketing
Aliyah Boston[b] South Carolina Sr. 3.76, Mass Communications
Mary Crompton[c] Illinois State GS 4.00/4.00, Biology (UG) / Biological Studies (G)
Mackenzie Holmes Indiana Sr. 3.62, Human Development & Family Studies
Elizabeth Kitley Virginia Tech Sr. 3.95, Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise
Second Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Grace Berger Indiana GS 3.89/3/94, Sports Marketing & Management (UG) / Athletic Administration (G)
Hannah Jump Stanford Sr. 3.75, Psychology
Charlisse Leger-Walker Washington State Jr. 3.91, Management
Myah Selland[d] South Dakota State Sr. 3.98, Community & Public Health
Hailey Van Lith Louisville Jr. 3.84, Finance
Keishana Washington Drexel GS 3.74/4.00, Psychology (UG & G)
Third Team
Player School Class GPA and major
Olivia Brown Valparaiso Sr. 4.00, Communications
Mackenzie Kramer Lehigh Sr. 4.00, Population Health
Makenna Marisa[e] Penn State Sr. 3.81, Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Aneesah Morrow DePaul So. 3.75, Communication & Media
Lauren Ross Western Michigan So. 4.00, Psychology
  1. ^ First team in 2021–22.
  2. ^ Academic All-American of the Year in 2020–21 and 2021–22.
  3. ^ Third team in 2021–22.
  4. ^ Second team in 2020–21 and 2021–22.
  5. ^ Third team in 2021–22.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Michigan alumnus. University of Michigan Library. 2010. p. 495. ASIN B0037HO8MY.
  2. ^ a b Feinberg, Doug (March 15, 2023). "Boston, Clark headline women's AP All-America team". apnews.com. Associated Press. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  3. ^ "2022-23 AP Women's All-America Teams". bakersfield.com. Associated Press. March 15, 2023. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  4. ^ "USBWA unveils 2022-23 women's All-America Team" (Press release). United States Basketball Writers Association. March 15, 2023. Retrieved March 15, 2023.
  5. ^ "2022-23 Academic All-America® Women's Basketball Teams Announced For All NCAA and NAIA Divisions" (Press release). College Sports Communicators. March 15, 2023. Retrieved March 17, 2023.