Mitchell, Welch honored as All-Americans

dcloninger@thestate.comApril 1, 2014 

Mar 30, 2014; Stanford, CA, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks guard Tiffany Mitchell (25) dribbles the ball against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the first half in the semifinals of a women's college basketball game in the Stanford regional of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Maples Pavilion.


The year’s over, but awards season is just beginning.

Tiffany Mitchell was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday, while Aleighsa Welch was named an honorable mention All-American. It is the first All-American mention for both after a year where each was named first-team All-SEC. Mitchell was the only player from the SEC to receive a nod for any of the three teams.

AP All-American teams
First Team
Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford, 6-4, senior, Cypress, Texas, 26.6 ppg, 12.1 rpg, 61.1 fg pct, 70 ft pct, (36 first-team votes, 180 total points)
Odyssey Sims, Baylor, 5-8, senior, Irving, Texas, 28.5 ppg, 4.6 apg, 2.0 spg, 80.6 ft pct,(36, 180)
Breanna Stewart, Connecticut, 6-5, sophomore, Syracuse, N.Y. 19.7 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.8 bpg, (36, 180)
Kayla McBride, Notre Dame, 5-11, senior, Erie. Pa., 17.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.9 apg, 46.9 fg pct, (30, 162)
Alyssa Thomas, Maryland, 6-2, senior, Harrisburg, Pa., 18.6 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 4.3 apg, 51.1 fg pct, (25, 154)
Second Team
Bria Hartley, Connecticut, 5-8, senior, North Babylon, N.Y., 16.5 ppg, 4.4 apg, 3.6 rpg, 48.7 fg pct, (4, 100)
Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame, 5-10, sophomore, Lincolnwood, Ill., 18.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 52.8 fg pct, 82.3 ft pct, (2, 90)
Shoni Schimmel, Louisville, senior, Mission, Ore., 17.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.8 apg, 81.4 ft pct,(5, 88)
Stefanie Dolson, Connecticut, 6-5, senior, Port Jervis, N.Y., 12.4 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 3.4 apg, 56.8 fg pct, (2, 88)
Jordan Hooper, Nebraska, 6-2, senior, Alliance, Neb., 20.4 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 80.3 ft pct, (0, 74)
Third Team Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina, 5-9, Charlotte, N.C., 15.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.5 apg, 50.2 fg pct, (2, 50)
Maggie Lucas, Penn State, 5-10, senior, Narberth, Pa., 21.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 94.9 ft pct, (0, 47)
Tricia Liston, Duke, 6-1, senior, River Forest, Ill. 17.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 48.1 3pt pct, 85.2 ft pct, (0, 23)
Natalie Achonwa, Notre Dame, 6-3, senior, Guelph, Ontario, 14.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 60.2 fg pct, (0, 21)
Elizabeth Williams, Duke, 6-3, junior, Virginia Beach, Va., 13.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 3.1 bpg, 52.6 fg pct (0, 17)
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, N.C. 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, Missisippi; 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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