Texas A&M’s Chennedy Carter Named AP All-American For Second Straight Year

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NEW YORK- Texas A&M women’s basketball guard Chennedy Carter became the fifth two-time All-American in school history, earning an Honorable Mention selection from the Associated Press. The honors were voted on prior to the 2019 NCAA Tournament.

Carter joins A’Quonesia Franklin (2006-07, 2007-08), Takia Starks (2007-08, 2008-09), Danielle Adams (2009-10, 2010-11) and Courtney Walker (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16) as two-time All-America selections from Texas A&M. Her All-America honor is the 17th in Aggie women’s basketball history.

Carter finished the season averaging a school-record 23.3 points per game, good for eighth-best in the nation. She stepped up her average to an NCAA Tournament-leading 30.7 points during the Aggies’ run to their eighth Sweet 16 appearance. She added 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

During the season, Carter also set Texas A&M records for consecutive 10+ point games (39), career 20+ point games (47), career 30+ point games (11), sophomore season scoring (676) and fewest games to reach 1,000 career points (45).

Carter’s season was highlighted by clutch performances that included a game-winning shot at Auburn (Jan. 24), scoring seven of the Aggies’ last nine points to win at then-No. 11 Kentucky (Feb. 28), and assisting the go-ahead basket in the NCAA Second Round against Marquette (Mar. 24). In addition, she was named to the First Team All-SEC, SEC Player of the Week twice, and MVP at the Maui Jim Maui Classic.

The Aggies concluded the 2018-19 season with their second straight Sweet 16 appearance, and a 26-8 record, the program’s best since 2010-11.

2018-19 WOMEN’S AP ALL-AMERICA TEAM LIST (Statistics through March 11)

First Team

Napheesa Collier, UConn, 6-1, senior, O’Fallon, Mo., 20.9 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 61.4 fg pct (27 of 28 first-place votes, 138 points)

Megan Gustafson, Iowa, 6-3, senior, Port Wing, Wis., 28.0 ppg, 13.3 rpg, 69.6 fg pct, 1.8 blocks (26, 136)

Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon, 5-11, junior, Walnut Creek, Calif., 19.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 8.1 apg, 42.3 3-pt fg pct, (26, 136)

Asia Durr, Louisville, 5-10, senior, Douglasville, Ga., 21.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.6 steals (25, 134)

Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State, 6-7, senior, Brenham, Texas, 17.8 ppg, 13.5 rpg, 65.5 fg pct, 2.4 blocks (20, 124)

Second Team

Arike Ogunbowale, Notre Dame, 5-8, senior, Milwaukee, 21.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.9 steals (4, 87)

Kalani Brown, Baylor, 6-7, senior, Slidell, La., 15.7 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 62.3 fg pct, 1.5 blocks (3, 81)

Kristine Anigwe, California, 6-4, senior, Phoenix, 22.9 ppg, 16.3 rpg, 51.9 fg pct, 1.8 blocks (5, 76)

Alanna Smith, Stanford, 6-3, senior, Melbourne, Australia, 19.6 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 2.4 blocks (0, 68)

Bridget Carleton, Iowa State, 6-1, senior, Chatham, Ontario, 21.4 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 4.1 apg, 84.8 ft pct (0, 60)

Third Team

Katie Lou Samuelson, UConn, 6-3, senior, Huntington Beach, Calif., 18.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 88.1 ft pct (0, 58)

Jessica Shepard, Notre Dame, 6-4, senior, Fremont, Neb., 16.5 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 60.8 fg pct (2, 29)

Lauren Cox, Baylor, 6-4, junior, Flower Mound, Texas, 12.6 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 50.5 fg pct, 2.5 blocks (1, 29)

Sophie Cunningham, Missouri, 6-1, senior, Columbia, Mo. 18.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.8 apg (0, 21)

Jackie Young, Notre Dame, 6-0, junior, Princeton, Ind., 14.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 5.3 apg, 55.4 fg pct (1, 15)

Honorable Mention (alphabetical order)

Bella Alarie, Princeton; Chastadie Barrs, Lamar; Kenisha Bell, Minnesota; Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M; Kaila Charles, Maryland; Crystal Dangerfield, UConn; Cierra Dillard, Buffalo; Reyna Frost, Central Michigan; Ae’rianna Harris, Purdue; Ruthy Hebard, Oregon; Natisha Hiedeman, Marquette; Jazzmun Holmes, Mississippi State; Anriel Howard, Mississippi State; Kiara Leslie, N.C. State; Tiana Mangakahia, Syracuse; Aari McDonald, Arizona; Beatrice Mompremier, Miami; Destiny Slocum, Oregon State.