Hollingshed Earns Honorable Mention All-America
MINNEAPOLIS—Colorado standout Mya Hollingshed picked up her second consecutive Women's Basketball Coaches Association honorable mention All-America honor as part of the weekend's Final Four festivities.
Hollingshed was one of 42 student-athletes to receive honorable mention honors. She's the first Buffaloes player to earn back-to-back honors from the WBCA and the first to be named consecutive honorable mention All-America since Jackie McFarland picked up back-to-back honors from the Associated Press in 2007 and 2008.
"What an honor for Mya to achieve All-America status for the second year in a row," head coach JR Payne exclaimed. "I am so proud of all the hard work and effort that Mya poured into her time at Colorado. To leave CU as a college graduate and two-time All-American is very special."
Hollingshed, already WBCA Regional Finalist and Pac-12 All-Conference selection this season, wrapped up her Colorado career by leading the Buffs in points (14.1), field goals made (5.2), 3-point field goals made (1.7), rebounding (7.4) and blocks (1.0) in 2021-22. She was the only player in the Pac-12 to lead her team in points, rebounds and 3 points field goals this season.
The Houston, Texas, native, helped the Buffs to their first NCAA Tournament since the 2012-13 season. She also led Colorado to its first 20-win season in nine seasons. Hollingshed recorded nine double-doubles this season, finishing with 25 in her five seasons at CU. She had five 20-point games this season, with a season-high of 28 coming against Utah on Jan. 30. Hollingshed led the Buffs in scoring on 13 occasions in 2021-22 and 42 times in her career.
She averaged a double-double across CU's three games at the Pac-12 Tournament, helping the Buffs advance to the semifinals in Las Vegas. Hollingshed started the tournament with a 15-point, 12 rebound performance and finished with 11.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. She was also 6-for-12 from 3-point range and shot 40.0% (12-30) from the floor.
Hollingshed moved up the Buffs' career charts this season, finishing sixth in career points (1,681) and rebounds (911). She became the first CU player to play in more than 140 career games (141) and moved into a tie for ninth with 110 career starts. She finishes her career in Boulder ranking in the top-10 in 15 different individual categories.
Next up for Hollingshed is the WNBA Draft on April 11. She looks to be the first CU player selected since Chucky Jeffery was picked in the second round (24th overall) by the Minnesota Lynx in 2013.