Tiffany Mitchell named to WBCA All-America team

From Staff and Wire ReportsApril 5, 2014 

Tiffany Mitchell

KIM KIM FOSTER-TOBIN — kkfoster@thestate.com

South Carolina sophomore guard Tiffany Mitchell added another All-America award to her collection on Saturday as the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced her as part of its 10-member team at a ceremony at Bridgestone Arena during the NCAA Women’s Final Four Super Saturday festivities.

It is the first time the organization has recognized a Gamecock on its All-America team. She is the program’s 13th All-American, the last being Jocelyn Penn in 2003 as bestowed by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Associated Press.

Mitchell is the only SEC member on the list and one of three sophomores on the team.

Mitchell’s resume includes Third-Team All-America status from the Associated Press in addition to the awards voted by the SEC coaches – SEC Player of the Year, First-Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Team.

The Gamecocks’ leading scorer, she ranked 10th in the SEC with 15.5 points per game while holding 11th place in assists (3.5) and seventh in steals (1.8).

Stewart and McGraw are AP Player, Coach of Year

Breanna Stewart, UConn’s 6-foot-4 star, earned The Associated Press Player of the Year award, becoming the third sophomore to achieve the honor. Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw was selected coach of the year for the second straight season.

South Carolina’s Dawn Staley placed fourth in the voting.

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