Jennifer Schlott First USU Women's Basketball Associated Press All-America
Thursday, Apr. 03, 2014
Utah State senior guard Jennifer Schlott became the first Aggie women's basketball player to be named to the Associated Press All-America team, earning honorable mention honors. (photo from Athletics website)
Utah State [University] senior guard Jennifer Schlott became the first Aggie women's basketball player to be named to the Associated Press All-America team, earning honorable mention honors on Tuesday [April 1, 2014].
She is currently fourth in the nation in scoring, averaging 26.2 ppg. Florida International's Jerica Coley is first in the nation in scoring with 29.5 ppg. Coley was also an honorable mention All-America.
Schlott and BYU's Jennifer Hamson were the only two players from the state of Utah to be honored as Hamson was also named to the honorable mention list. Schlott was the only player from the Mountain West honored.
"It is nice and definitely a great honor,” Schlott said. “Hopefully, there will be more honors to come out of it for Utah State. I hope the program gets the recognition that it deserves. It was a ride, that is for sure. It was fun, there is no other way to put it. To know that the coaching staff and teammates had confidence in me means a lot."
The senior broke several school and Mountain West records this season. Schlott broke both the Mountain West and Utah State single-season record for points scored with 811. She also set the MW record for single-season scoring, averaging 26.2 ppg in overall games and 27.2 ppg in league contests. She ended her four years at USU with the career points record with 1,566.
Schlott also ended her career breaking the Utah State record for career assists with 436, while her 192 assists this season broke the USU single-season record. The guard shattered the school record for single-game scoring with 44 points against UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 19. She became the first USU player to break the 40-point mark, as the previous school record was 38 points by Pat Montgomery against Weber State in 1979. She is also the eighth Utah State men or women's basketball player to score at least 44 points.
Utah State ended the season with a 15-16 record, advancing to the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament.
Fans can follow USU women's basketball on Twitter, as well as on Facebook. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program on Twitter or on Facebook. Utah State women's basketball is now also on Instagram.
2014 AP All-America First Team
Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford
Odyssey Sims, Baylor
Breanna Stewart, Connecticut
Kayla McBride, Notre Dame
Alyssa Thomas, Maryland
2014 AP All-America Second Team
Bria Hartley, Connecticut
Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame
Shoni Schimmel, Louisville
Stefanie Dolson, Connecticut
Jordan Hooper, Nebraska
2014 AP All-America Third Team
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Maggie Lucas, Penn State
Tricia Liston, Duke
Natalie Achonwa, Notre Dame
Elizabeth Williams, Duke
2014 AP All-America Honorable Mention
Jillian Alleyne, Oregon; Rachel Banham, Minnesota; Tiffany Bias, Oklahoma State; Brittany Boyd, California; Asya Bussie, West Virginia; Hallie Christofferson, Iowa State; Jerica Coley, Florida International; Diamond DeShields, North Carolina; Aaryn Ellenberg, Oklahoma; Markeisha Gatling, NC State; Chelsea Gray, Duke; Dearica Hamby, Wake Forest; Jennifer Hamson, BYU; Isabelle Harrison, Tennessee; Bria Holmes, West Virginia; Natasha Howard, Florida State; Brittany Hrynko, DePaul; Moriah Jefferson, Connecticut; Jamie Kaplan, Tulane; Jessica Kuster, Rice; Samantha Logic, Iowa; Valencia McFarland, Mississippi; Tyaunna Marshall, Georgia Tech; Damika Martinez, Iona; Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut;
Jennifer O'Neill, Kentucky; Haiden Palmer, Gonzaga; Ebony Rowe, Middle Tennessee;
Jennifer Schlott, Utah State; Meighan Simmons, Tennessee; Rachel Theriot,
Nebraska; Kayla Thornton, UTEP; Courtney Walker, Texas A&M; Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina.
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