A’ja Wilson wins Wade Trophy, WBCA All-Americans announced

Shorty after winning the Associated Press Player of the Year award, South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson was honored with the 2018 Wade Trophy. She also headlines the 2018 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America team. The Wade Trophy, regarded as “the Heisman of Women’s Basketball,” is presented annually to the NCAA Division I Player of the Year by the WBCA.

From the WBCA:

Wilson was named the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year for the third time in 2018, making her the first to ever receive the award three times. She helped lead the Gamecocks to their fourth straight SEC Tournament title and was named the SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player for the second straight season. The senior from Hopkins, South Carolina, is seventh in the nation and second in the SEC in scoring at 22.5 points per game. She led the Gamecocks in rebounding with 11.8 per game and in blocked shots with 105 on the season.

2018 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-Americans

Name Institution Year Position
Kalani Brown Baylor Junior Center
Asia Durr Louisville Junior Guard
Sabrina Ionescu Oregon Sophomore Guard
Teaira McCowan Mississippi State Junior Center
Kelsey Mitchell Ohio State Senior Guard
Arike Ogunbowale Notre Dame Junior Guard
Katie Lou Samuelson Connecticut Junior Guard/Forward
Victoria Vivians Mississippi State Senior Guard
Gabby Williams Connecticut Senior Forward
A’ja Wilson South Carolina Senior Forward

Here are the student-athletes who received 2018 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America honorable mention:

Name Institution Year Position
Kristine Anigwe California Junior Forward, Center
Ariel Atkins Texas Senior Guard
Jill Barta Gonzaga Junior Forward
Kenisha Bell Minnesota Junior Guard
Monique Billings UCLA Senior Forward
Allazia Blockton Marquette Junior Guard
Lexie Brown Duke Senior Guard
Tyra Buss Indiana Senior Guard
Jordin Canada UCLA Senior Guard
Chennedy Carter Texas A&M Freshman Guard
Kaila Charles Maryland Sophomore Guard
Napheesa Collier Connecticut Junior Forward
Lauren Cox Baylor Sophomore Forward
Sophie Cunningham Missouri Junior Guard
G’mrice Davis Fordham Senior Forward
Katelynn Flaherty Michigan Senior Guard
Loryn Goodwin Oklahoma State Senior Guard
Rebecca Greenwell Duke Senior Guard
Marie Gulich Oregon State Senior Center
Megan Gustafson Iowa Junior Center
Tyasha Harris South Carolina Sophomore Guard
Ruthy Hebard Oregon Sophomore Forward
Myisha Hines-Allen Louisville Senior Forward
Maria Jespersen South Florida Senior Forward
Kitija Laksa South Florida Junior Guard
Marina Mabrey Notre Dame Junior Guard
Stephanie Mavunga Ohio State Senior Forward
Brooke McCarty Texas Senior Guard
Brittany McPhee Stanford Senior Guard
Jaime Nared Tennessee Senior Forward
Kia Nurse Connecticut Senior Guard
Caliya Robinson Georgia Junior Guard
Mercedes Russell Tennessee Senior Center
Tyler Scaife Rutgers Senior Guard
Jessica Shepard Notre Dame Junior Forward
Azura Stevens Connecticut Junior Forward
Shakayla Thomas Florida State Senior Forward
Hallie Thome Michigan Junior Center
Carlie Wagner Minnesota Senior Guard
Kristy Wallace Baylor Senior Guard
Morgan William Mississippi State Senior Guard
Imani Wright Florida State Senior Guard
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