Imani McGee-Stafford was named to the All-Big 12 women's basketball team on Wednesday. Photo by Rodolfo Gonzalez.

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Imani Boyette named to AP’s All-American team

UConn has two players represented on the first team

Posted March 28th, 2016

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  • Boyette averaged 11.5 points, 9 rebounds as a senior
  • Texas and UConn play Monday night for a trip to the Final Four.

Texas center Imani Boyette received honorable mention recognition Monday afternoon on the Associated Press’ All-America basketball team.

The 6-7 senior averages 11.5 points and 9 rebounds and helped the Longhorns reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Texas, the region’s No. 2 seed, takes on top- seeded UConn at 6 p.m. (CDT) Monday in Bridgeport, Conn.

Boyette, who earlier this month became the first player in school history to reach the combined milestones of 1,000 career points, 1,000 rebounds and 200 blocks, is the only Longhorn who has started all 35 games. She was the Big 12’s co-defensive player of the year.

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Boyette ranks second in UT history with 302 career blocks, fifth in career rebounds (1,030) and 22nd in career scoring (1,357 points).

UConn has two players represented on the first team — seniors Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson. Rounding out the first team are South Carolina sophomore A’ja Wilson, Ohio State sophomore Kelsey Mitchell and Minnesota senior Rachel Banham.

Baylor forward Nina Davis made the second team. Oklahoma State’s Britney Martin, this year’s Big 12 player of the year, made the third team.

 

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