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Four ACC student-athletes collect All-America honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Four ACC women’s basketball student-athletes earned Associated Press All-America honors as announced Monday.
Notre Dame’s Brianna Turner was named to the AP All-America Second Team, while Duke’s Azurá Stevens, Louisville’s Myisha Hines-Allen and Notre Dame’s Madison Cable earned honorable mention accolades.
Turner, the ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year as selected by the league’s head coaches, earned second team honors for her sophomore season of play in which she averaged 14.6 points and 7.3 rebounds while leading the ACC in field goal percentage (.593) and blocked shots (3.0). Turner was also a first-team All-America selection by Sports Illustrated and a second-team All-America pick by espnW this season.
Hines-Allen, the ACC’s Player of the Year as selected by the league’s Blue Ribbon Panel, ranked third in the ACC in scoring (17.6) and rebounding (8.4). She also connected on a team-best 54.7 percent of her shots, third in the league, and ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in three other categories: free throw percentage (7th - 80.0), defensive rebounds (2nd -5.4), and offensive rebounds (T7th - 3.0).
Stevens, an All-ACC First Team and All-Defensive Team selection, averaged 18.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals on the season. Her 18.9 points ranked second in the ACC, while her 9.6 boards led the league. Stevens missed seven games due to a foot injury to close the regular season, but returned for ACC Tournament and in two contests she led the field with a 12.5 rebounds average, while compiling averages of 16.5 points, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals.
Cable, an All-ACC First Team honoree, ranked among the top 20 in the ACC in five different categories, including a conference-best .471 3-point percentage (ranked No. 5 in the nation). She also is eighth in the ACC in 3-pointers per game (2.1), 10th in steals (1.7 spg), 15th in field-goal percentage (.499) and 17th in scoring (13.7 ppg). She was selected as the ACC Tournament’s Most Valuable Player after averaging 14.3 points and 5.0 rebounds with a stellar .611 3-point percentage in the three Notre Dame wins.
All four of the ACC’s AP All-Americans were also recently was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association All-Region I Team, and Hines-Allen and Turner are finalists for the prestigious Wade Trophy, awarded to the nation's most outstanding NCAA Division I women's basketball player.
2015-16 Associated Press All-America Team
Brianna Turner, So., F, Notre Dame
Azurá Stevens, So., F, Duke
Myisha Hines-Allen, So., F, Louisville
Madison Cable, GS, G, Notre Dame