Texas A&M’s Chennedy Carter named USBWA second-team All-American

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ST. LOUIS - Texas A&M women’s basketball guard Chennedy Carter was named Second-Team All-America by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. She is the third Texas A&M player to receive All-America honors from the USBWA.

Carter, the only sophomore among the 15 players honored by the USBWA, joins Danielle Adams (2010-11) and Kelsey Bone (2012-13) as Texas A&M players to receive All-America honors from the USBWA. Prior to 2017-18, the organization announced a single 10-member team.

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-plus point games (39), career 20-plus point games (47), career 30-plus 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 AP All-America, 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 USBWA Women's All-America Team

First Team

Napheesa Collier, UConn

Megan Gustafson, Iowa

Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon

Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State

Arike Ogunbowale, Notre Dame

Second Team

Kristine Anigwe, California

Kalani Brown, Baylor

Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M

Asia Durr, Louisville

Katie Lou Samuelson, UConn

Third Team

Bridget Carleton, Iowa State

Kaila Charles, Maryland

Lauren Cox, Baylor

Sophie Cunningham, Missouri

Alanna Smith, Stanford