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“This is truly a great honor to be considered among the top women’s basketball players in the country,” Delle Donne said. “I am proud to represent the University of Delaware and I share this honor with my teammates and the coaching staff. Although the season ended earlier than we had hoped, this past year is one that I will always remember.”

Thomas guided Maryland to the ACC tournament championship and was the conference’s player of the year as a sophomore. She also has helped the Terrapins reach the NCAA tournament regional final.

“This is such an honor to be named an AP All-American as a sophomore because there’s so many great players in the country.”

Joining Chiney Ogwumike on the second team were Baylor sophomore Odyssey Sims, Miami senior Shenise Johnnson, Ohio State senior Samantha Prahalis and Wisconsin-Green Bay senior Julie Wojta.

The third-team members: Connecticut senior Tiffany Hayes, Kentucky junior A’dia Mathies, Duke freshman Elizabeth Williams, Tennessee senior Shekinna Stricklen and Miami senior Riquna Williams.

It marked only the second time since the All-America team was first honored in 1995 that no Tennessee or Connecticut player made either the first or second team. It also happened in 2005.

The preseason All-America team was Griner, Diggins, Ogwumike, Johnson and Stricklen.