Arizona Women's Basketball

UA’s McDonald Named Honorable Mention All-American

Aari McDonald is one of the best women’s basketball players in the country – but you already knew that.

On Monday, redshirt sophomore guard McDonald was named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American. She is the first Wildcat since Davellyn Whyte in 2012 to be named and All-American and is one of six All-Americans from the Pac-12.

Arizona sophomore guard Aari McDonald was honored before last night’s game for breaking the single-season scoring record (Arizona Athletics photo)

McDonald, who is Arizona’s single-season scoring record holder, has been nothing short of remarkable in her first year as a Wildcat. Below is a list of accomplishments she has achieved this season.

Here are some of her accomplishments:

* Owns the Arizona single-season scoring record (852).
* Is fourth on the Pac-12 single-season scoring list.
* Has scored more points than any sophomore in conference history.
* Is the nation’s third-leading scorer at 24.3 points per game.
* Tied the Arizona single-game scoring record (39).
* Fastest player in school history to 500 and 600 points and is the only player with 700 and 800 points in a season.
* Became the first Pac-12 player to score 30 points in three-straight games since the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer Kelsey Plum had four-straight in Jan. 2017.
* Only player in school history to have eight 30-point games.
* Joins Maya Moore as the only player since 2000 with 800 points, 200 rebounds and 150 assists in one season.
* Joins Plum, as the only players in conference history to have 750 points and 150 assists in one season.
* Has scored in double figures in every game this season.
* Became the fourth player in Pac-12 history to score 800 points in a season.
* Set the Arizona conference tournament record with 34 points against Oregon on Mar. 8.
* Was a three-time Pac-12 Player of the Week.
* Was named to the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25.
* Was named to the Watch List for the Dawn Staley and Ann Meyers Drysdale Awards.
* Was a WBCA All-America Region Finalist.

You can see her and her teammates play more when they host Texas Christian University on Wednesday at 6:30 in McKale Center in the semi-finals of the WNIT.

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