Bone, Bellock, Pratcher and Walker Garner Post-Season Awards
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M junior center Kelsey Bone was named the US Basketball Writers Association All-America Team along with a Third-Team selection from FullCourt.com. Freshman guard Courtney Walker was selected to the Freshman All-American Second-Team by FullCourt.com, while Seniors Adrienne Pratcher and Kristi Bellock were selected as Honorable Mention All-SEC from the Associated Press.
Bone’s list of accolades continues to grow following her spectacular season in the maroon and white with the honors from the USBWA and FullCourt.com. Bone, the SEC Tournament MVP, scored the fourth most points in a single season in program history with 582, while ranking third in the SEC at 16.6 points per game. Additionally, the Houston native pulled down 326 rebounds to rank second in the A&M single season record books and place second in the SEC averaging 9.3 rebounds per contest. The Dulles high school product was the only representative from the SEC on the USBWA All-American team.
Walker quietly recorded an impressive first season in an A&M uniform leading the Aggies in minutes and starting every game this year. The Oklahoma native finished second on the team with 10.4 points per game, second in assists at 93 and third at 4.2 rebounds per game. Walker thrived on the mid-range game and recorded an impressive 45.2 field goal percentage from the guard position. Walker was one of three FullCourt.com Freshman All-American selections from the SEC.
Pratcher and Bellock waited for Head Coach Gary Blair to call their number and did not waste the opportunities presented to them in their final season at A&M, each recorded career highs in nearly every statistical category this season.
Pratcher, a native of Memphis, Tenn., led the NCAA in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.76 and recorded a career high 12 assists against Old Dominion at the World Vision Classic in Las Vegas in December.
Bellock, from St. Rose, La., recorded all eight of her career double-double this year including 12 points and 12 rebounds against No. 9 Tennessee in the SEC Tournament semifinals to help the Aggies advance on to win the school’s first-ever SEC team championship.
Pratcher and Bellock’s inclusion as All-SEC Honorable Mention to go along with Kelsey Bone’s First-Team All-SEC made Texas A&M the only school with three players receiving post-season honors from the AP.
USBWA All-American Team
Player, School Pos. Ht. Cl. Hometown
Kelsey Bone, Texas A&M C 6-4 Jr. Houston, Texas
Elena Delle Donne, Delaware G/F 6-5 Sr. Wilmington, Del.
Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame G 5-9 Sr. South Bend, Ind.
Stefanie Dolson, Connecticut C 6-5 Jr. Port Jervis, N.Y.
Brittney Griner, Baylor C 6-8 Sr. Houston, Texas
Maggie Lucas, Penn State G 5-10 Jr. Narberth, Pa.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut F 6-0 So. Anaheim Hills, Calif.
Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford F 6-3 Jr. Cypress, Texas
Odyssey Sims, Baylor G 5-9 Jr. Irving, Texas
Alyssa Thomas, Maryland F 6-2 Jr. Harrisburg, Pa.
FullCourt.com Postseason Awards
ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM
Brittney Griner (Baylor)
Elena Delle Donne (Delaware)
Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame)
Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford)
Alyssa Thomas (Maryland)
ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM
Stefanie Dolson (Connecticut)
Maggie Lucas (Penn State)
A’dia Mathies (Kentucky)
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Connecticut)
Odyssey Sims (Baylor)
ALL-AMERICAN THIRD TEAM
Kelsey Bone (Texas A&M)
Chelsea Gray (Duke)
Kayla McBride (Notre Dame)
Meighan Simmons (Tennessee)
Elizabeth Williams (Duke)
Freshman All-American First Team
Bashaara Graves (University of Tennessee)
Jewell Loyd (Notre Dame)
Xylina McDaniel (North Carolina)
Imani McGee-Stafford (Texas)
Breanna Stewart (Connecticut)
Freshman All-American SECOND Team
Jillian Alleyn (Oregon)
Amber Deane (Dayton)
Alexis Jones (Duke)
Maggie Lyon (Northwestern)
Courtney Walker (Texas A&M)
Freshman All-American THIRD Team
Danielle Ballard (LSU)
Briahanna Jackson (UCF)
Marissa Janning (Creighton)
Brittney Martin (Oklahoma State)
Arielle Roberson (Colorado)
Associated Press All-SEC Awards
u-A’dia Mathies, Kentucky, G, 5-9, Sr.
Kelsey Bone, Texas A&M, C, 6-4, Jr.
Meighan Simmons, Tennessee, G , 5-9, Jr.
Theresa Plaisance, LSU, F, 6-5, Jr.
Tiffany Clarke, Vanderbilt, F, 6-0, Sr.
Jasmine Hassell, Georgia, F, 6-2, Sr.
Bashaara Graves, Tennessee, F-C, 6-2, Fr.
DaNesha Stallworth, Kentucky, C, 6-3, Jr.
Ieasia Walker, South Carolina, G, 5-8, Sr.
Hasina Muhammad, Auburn, G, 6-1, So.
Martha Alwal, Mississippi State, C, 6-4, So.; Jaterra Bonds, Florida, G, 5-7, Jr.; Kristi Bellock, Texas A&M, F, 6-1, Sr.; Jennifer George, Florida, F, 6-0, Sr.; Jasmine James, Georgia, G, 5-9, Sr.; Jasmine Lister, Vanderbilt, G, 5-4, Jr.; Adrienne Pratcher, Texas A&M, G, 5-7, Sr.; Adrienne Webb, LSU, G, 5-9, Sr.; Aleighsa Welch, South Carolina, F. 6-0, So.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR — A’dia Mathies, Kentucky.
COACH OF THE YEAR — Holly Warlick, Tennessee.
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR — Bashaara Graves, Tennessee.