Onyenwere Named USBWA Third-Team All-American
Indianapolis, Ind. – Michaela Onyenwere has been named a Third-Team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), the organization announced Friday.
Onyenwere earned Third Team honors for the second-straight season. She becomes the second player in program history to be named a two-time All-American by the USBWA, as Natalie Williams earned First-Team honors in 1993 and 1994. Jordin Canada was the only other honoree for the Bruins, notching Second-Team accolades in 2018.
The Aurora, Colo., native finished the year averaging a career-high 19.1 points per game, helping lead the Bruins to the 2021 NCAA Tournament. She scored at least 20 points in each of her final four games this season, including a 30-point performance against Stanford in the Pac-12 Tournament championship game (Mar. 7).
Onyenwere picked up All-Pac-12 honors for the third-straight season and earned AP Third-Team All-America accolades for the second-straight season, becoming the first Bruin to be named a two-time AP All-American. She is set to graduate as the No. 4 scorer in UCLA history with 1,888 points. As she ends her UCLA career, she is the active leader in rebounds across the Pac-12 Conference with 885 boards.
Onyenwere has declared for the 2021 WNBA Draft. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 15 and will be televised on ESPN from 4:00-6:00 p.m. PT.