By Shehan Jeyarajah
The U.S Basketball Writers Association and Associated Press both named sophomore forward Nina Davis an All-American on Tuesday. It’s Baylor’s fifth straight season to have a player named, as Davis joins Odyssey Sims (2012-14) and Brittney Griner (2011-13).
Davis emerged as one of the top players in the nation during her sophomore season, while leading the Lady Bears to another sweep of the Big 12 regular season and tournament awards. For her efforts, she earned Big 12 Player of the Year.
Davis ranked 17th nationally with 21.1 points and sixth in field goal percentage, shooting 58.6 percent from the floor. After leading the conference in rebounding as a 5-11 freshman forward, Davis finished fourth as a sophomore with 8.3 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club also named Davis a Wooden All-American and one of five Wooden Award finalists on Monday. Davis was previously named an Associated Press All-American.
Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd, Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart, South Carolina’s Tiffany Mitchell and Minnesota’s Amanda Zahiu B joined Davis on the AP First Team.
The USBWA was made up the aforementioned five players, along with Iowa’s Samantha Logic, Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell, Duke’s Elizabeth Williams and both Connecticut’s Moriah Jefferson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis.