Texas' Brooke McCarty(11) scores over Texas Tech's Ionna McKenzie(42) during a Big 12 Conference basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Texas guard Brooke McCarty named honorable mention on AP All-America team

Popular Longhorn was the Big 12 Conference leader in three-point field-goal percentage at .430 (77-of-179), ranked second in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.2 and was eighth in the league in assists per game with 3.6.

Posted March 27th, 2017

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Junior guard Brooke McCarty has been named an honorable pick on the All-America team by the Associated Press, it was announced Monday.

For McCarty, the 2017 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, it marks the first All-America honors of her career at Texas.

Texas Longhorns’ Brooke McCarty reacts to a call  during the NCAA Women’s Tournament against N.C. State at the Erwin Center. Dustin Safranek FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN

McCarty led her team and ranked ninth in the Big 12 in scoring with 14.1 points per game. She was the Big 12 Conference leader in three-point field-goal percentage at .430 (77-of-179), ranked second in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.2 and was eighth in the league in assists per game with 3.6.

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In 2016-17, McCarty helped lead her team to a 25-9 overall record, marking the third consecutive 24-plus-win season for the Longhorns. Texas finished second in the Big 12 Conference for the second year in a row with a 15-3 league tally. The Longhorns made their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and advanced to their third consecutive NCAA Sweet 16.

McCarty played 1,149 minutes during the 2016-17 season, which mark the third-most in a single season in program history. She ranked sixth in the Big 12 this season in minutes played per game at 33.8. McCarty’s 77 three-pointers made on the year are the second-most in a single season in school history.

 

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