Texas guard Ariel Atkins (23) and guard Brooke McCarty (11) were named to the AP All-America Team's honorable mention list. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas seniors Brooke McCarty, Ariel Atkins gain national AP recognition

Four-year teammates helped Texas win 108 games in their careers

Posted March 26th, 2018

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  • Baylor center Kalani Brown earned second-team All-America honors
Texas guard Brooke McCarty (11) hugs a teammate during a NCAA women’s college basketball game in Austin. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Texas seniors Brooke McCarty and Ariel Atkins have made the 2018 Associated Press All-America team’s honorable mention list.

The announcement on Monday comes just three days after the Longhorns were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament. That loss to UCLA did not dampen their four-year careers at the university.

Here is what the Longhorn seniors accomplished in four years:

  • 108 wins overall, the most in a four-year period since the Horns’ won 117 games between the 1986-87 and 1989-90 seasons.
  • 54 conference wins, Texas’ best four-year stretch as a member of the Big 12 and the program’s most since winning 56 Southwest Conference games between the 1988-89 and 1991-92 seasons.
  • 63 wins at the Erwin Center, the most home wins ever for the Longhorns over a four-year span.

Here is a list of the AP All-America Teams.

First Team

A’ja Wilson, South Carolina, 6-5, senior,  22.6 ppg, 11.8 rpg.

Katie Lou Samuelson, UConn, 6-3, junior, 17.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.7 apg.

Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon, 5-11, sophomore, 19.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 7.8 apg.

Asia Durr, Louisville, 5-10, junior, 18.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.1 apg.

Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State, 6-1, senior, 19.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.5 steals

Second Team

Kalani Brown, Baylor, 6-7, junior, 20.2 ppg, 10.1 rpg.

Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State, 5-8, senior, 24.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.2 apg.

Gabby Williams, UConn, 5-11, senior, 10.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 5.2 apg.

Megan Gustafson, Iowa, 6-3, junior, 25.6 ppg, 12.7 rpg.

Arike Ogunbowale, Notre Dame, 5-8, junior, 20.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.8 apg.

Third Team

Napheesa Collier, UConn, 6-1, junior, 15.4 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.2 apg.

Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State, 6-7, junior, 17.7 ppg, 13.2 rpg.

Jordin Canada, UCLA, 5-6, senior, 16.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 6.9 apg.

Lexie Brown, Duke, 5-9, senior, 20.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4.4 apg.

Myisha Hines-Allen, Louisville, 6-2, senior, 13.9 ppg, 9.8 rpg.

Honorable Mention (alphabetical order)

Ariel Atkins, Texas; Kenisha Bell, Minnesota; Tashia Brown, Western Kentucky; Natalie Butler, George Mason; Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M; Lauren Cox, Baylor; Sophie Cunningham, Missouri; Loryn Goodwin, Oklahoma State; Marie Gulich, Oregon State; Ruthy Hebard, Oregon; Kaylee Jensen, Oklahoma State; Maria Jespersen, South Florida; Brooke McCarty, Texas; Brittany McPhee, Stanford; Tinara Moore, Central Michigan; Teana Muldrow, West Virginia; Kia Nurse, UConn; Jaime Nared, Tennessee; Shakayla Thomas, Florida State; Imani Wright, Florida State.



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