April 1, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell has earned All-America honors for the third-straight season. The junior guard is also a finalist for multiple player of the year awards.
Mitchell was named a first team All-American by the WBCA and the USBWA as well as College Sports Madness and a second teamer by ESPNW and the Associated Press. She was also a finalist for the Wade Trophy which is presented by the WBCA to the women’s basketball player of the year.
For the second-straight season, Mitchell has been invited to the College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles as she is a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award which also honors the country’s best player. The awards show is Friday night, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Mitchell was named the Big Ten Player of the Year of the second time in her career this season after leading the conference in scoring. She made 115 three-point field goals and led the team with 137 assists and 43 steals. Mitchell became the fastest player in NCAA history to record 2,000 career points and is currently third in school history and fifth in Big Ten history with 2,553 career points. Her 368 career three-pointers are not only a school record but are also the most of any player in Big Ten history.
The Cincinnati, Ohio native helped lead the Buckeyes to 28 victories this season and its first Big Ten title since 2011. The team also advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second-straight year which was the first back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances for the Buckeyes since the 1988 and 1989 seasons. Mitchell was the catalyst for a Buckeye offense that finished fourth in the country in scoring at 85.7 ppg and set a new OSU single-season points record.