FEBRUARY 25, 2015 - Texas Ariel Atkins, right, and Oklahoma State Roddricka Patton, left, go for a loose ball as Brooke McCarty, far left, in a game last season vs. Oklahoma State. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Ariel Atkins, Brooke McCarty named to Sporting News preseaon All-America teams

Posted October 7th, 2016

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Texas junior guard Ariel Atkins was named to the Sporting News preseason All-America second team and junior guard Brooke McCarty was named to third team Friday.

Atkins averaged 11.2 points last season and led the team in field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage. She sat out the first nine games with an ankle injury and played the final 27, leading Texas to the Elite Eight. Atkins averaged 18 points in last season’s NCAA Tournament.

McCarty, who was named to the preseason All-Big 12 team Thursday, was a first-team All-Big 12 selection last season and led Texas with 11.8 points per game. She also averaged 2.5 assists.

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