Carter named National Freshman Of The Year by USA Today Sports

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M guard Chennedy Carter was named Freshman of the Year by USA Today Sports, the publication announced on Wednesday with their annual women's basketball awards. Carter leads Division I freshmen with 21.7 points per game on the season.

Carter has set the Texas A&M freshman record with 722 points on the season, the second-most by a player of any classification in school history. She set a Texas A&M single-game record with 46 points, including a game-winning shot, at Southern California on Dec. 15.

Already this season, she has been named SEC Freshman of the Year, a First Team All-SEC selection and to the All-SEC Tournament Team. She was a four-time SEC Freshman of the Week, and earned espnW Player of the Week honors as well as USBWA Freshman of the Week honors once apiece.

She ranks in the top 10 among Division I freshmen in points per game, assists per game (4.7, 3rd), steals per game (1.88, 10th), field goal percentage (44.5, 9th) and free throw percentage (81.0, 5th). In addition, she ranks third nationally among all players with 267 field goals made, and third nationally with 722 total points on the season.

Carter, and the No. 14 Aggies, are awaiting their postseason fate, which will be revealed on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. on the NCAA Selection Show, televised by ESPN.

2017-18 USA Today Women’s Basketball Awards


F A’ja Wilson, 6-5, senior, South Carolina

G/F Katie Lou Samuelson, 6-3, junior, Connecticut

G Asia Durr, 5-10, junior, Louisville

G Sabrina Ionescu, 5-10, sophomore, Oregon

G Victoria Vivians, 6-1, senior, Mississippi State


G Gabby Williams, 5-11, senior, Connecticut

C Kalani Brown, 6-7, junior, Baylor

G Arike Ogunbowale, 5-8, junior, Notre Dame

G Kelsey Mitchell, 5-8, senior, Ohio State

F Megan Gustafson, 6-3, junior, Iowa


G Brittany McPhee, 6-0, senior, Stanford

G Brooke McCarty, 5-4, senior, Texas

F Napheesa Collier, 6-1, junior, Connecticut

F Myisha Hines-Allen, 6-2, senior, Louisville

G Jordin Canada, 5-6, senior, UCLA

Player of the year

A’ja Wilson, South Carolina

Coach of the year

Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame

Freshman of the year

Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M