Aari McDonald Named an All-American
TUCSON, Ariz. – Aari McDonald was named a Second Team All-American by the USBWA on Friday, becoming Arizona's first two-time USBWA All-American after being named to the second team last year. She was also named a Second Team All-American by the Associated Press for the second year in a row and was honorable mention in 2019, making her Arizona's first three-time AP All-American..
McDonald has been nothing short of outstanding in the NCAA Tournament, leading Arizona to their first Final Four averaging 25.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.5 steals per game while shooting 55% from the field and 50% from three and became the first player to score at least 30 points in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight in 14 years.
The senior finished the season leading the Pac-12 in scoring and steals per game for the third-straight season, a feat no other player in conference history has achieved. During the regular season, she averaged 19.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.7 steals per game.
She was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year and Co-Defensive Player of the Year, becoming Arizona's first Conference Player of the Year since Adia Barnes in 1998. She was also named Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row.
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