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Arizona Wildcats Guard Aari McDonald Selected Preseason AP All-American

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Arizona senior guard Aari McDonald was named a Preseason Associated Press All-American on Thursday morning, making her the first preseason All-American in school history.

Earlier this week, McDonald was named to the Ann Meyers Drysdale Watch List after winning the award for the 2019-20 season.

The All-American guard enters the 2020-21 season coming off a season where she earned a plethora of honors, including, but not limited to, Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Winner, Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, WBCA All-American, AP second-team All-American, USBWA second-team All-American, Wade Trophy Finalist, Honda Award Finalist and Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Finalist.

Her honors came after she led the Pac-12 in scoring (20.6) and steals per game (2.3) for the second year in a row, becoming the first player in Pac-12 history to do so. She has scored in double-figures in 66-straight games, which is the longest active streak in the nation and scored a school-record 44 points at Texas early on in the season.

McDonald enters her senior season 752 points away from breaking Adia Barnes’ career scoring record and is currently sixth all-time with 1,486 points.

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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com writer Troy Hutchison hails from Tucson and is a lifelong Arizona Wildcats follower. He has been involved in sports journalism over the last two years while taking communications courses at Pima Community College.

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