March 29, 2018

Kelsey Mitchell – First Buckeye 4-Time All-American


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The list of firsts for Kelsey Mitchell is a mile long and you can add one more to that list as she earned first team All-America honors by both the USBWA and the WBCA making her the first women’s basketball player in school history to be a four-time All-American.

This was Mitchell’s fourth-straight year being named a first team All-American by the USBWA and the third time by the WBCA. She also garnered second team honors by the Associated Press and ESPNW.

Mitchell finished her career as the NCAA’s second all-time leading scorer with 3,402 career points. She also made 497 career three-pointers which is 56 more than any other female in NCAA history. Mitchell owns 30 OSU, Big Ten or NCAA records and is just one of four players in NCAA history with more than 3,000 points and 500 assists.

The Cincinnati native was just the second Buckeye to earn first team All-Big Ten honors four times and she was a three-time Big Ten Player of the Year. Mitchell averaged 25.7 points, 4.7 assists and 4.0 three-pointers over the three wins in this year’s Big Ten Tournament to be named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

For her career, Mitchell was a part of 106 wins, two Big Ten Championships, a Big Ten Tournament title and made the NCAA Tournament all four years.