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Two SEC athletes selected to WBCA All-America team

61 days ago
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The 2020 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches' All-America team was announced today by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

The ten member team included Texas A&M's Chennedy Carter and South Carolina's Tyasha Harris with honorable mentions going to Aliyah Boston, South Carolina; Jessika Carter, Mississippi State; Rennia Davis, Tennessee; Rhyne Howard, Kentucky; Rickea Jackson, Mississippi State; and Alexis Tolefree, Arkansas.

Carter becomes just the second player in program history to be named to the WBCA's 10-player All-American Team. Danielle Adams earned A&M's selection during the 2010-11 national championship season. This is now the eighth separate All-American honor (WBCA - 3, AP - 3, USBWA - 2) for the Mansfield, Texas, native. The Aggie legend holds the A&M records in double-digit scoring streak (62), 20 point games (62) and 30 point games (12). The three-time All-SEC first teamer is the second leading scorer in A&M history with 1,983 points. This accolade will cap off Carter's career as she announced that she would forgo her senior season and enter the 2020 WNBA Draft this past Sunday.

In the last month, Harris won The Dawn Staley Award and added All-America recognition from the Associated Press, USBWA and Wooden Award to her First-Team All-SEC selection and spot on the SEC All-Tournament Team. Capping her career with her most statistically productive season during which she embraced the leadership of a young team, the Noblesville, Ind., product had her hands on 30.7 percent of the Gamecocks' program-record setting offense between her career-best 12.0 points per game and the 13.2 points per game scored on her SEC-best 5.7 assist average. Harris ranked 12th in the country in assists per game and 10th in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.78). Her balanced leadership was on full display in the biggest games this season as she averaged 17.0 points and 7.8 assists in the Gamecocks' five games against top-10 opponents.