Information from the Arizona media-relations department contributed to this report:
Cate Reese was recognized by the Associated Press as an honorable mention All-American on Wednesday morning. the first time she has achieved such an honor.
The former McDonald’s High School All-American out of Cypress, Texas, has led the team in scoring (14.6 points a game) and rebounding (6.2).
She was playing at high level consistently all season before suffering a separated shoulder injury at Washington State on Feb. 22.
Congratulations to @cate_reese on her first All-America honor of her career 🤩#MadeForIt | #BearDown pic.twitter.com/fOZ7mU7bEY
— Arizona Women’s Basketball (@ArizonaWBB) March 16, 2022
She scored in double-figures in all but one Pac-12 game before that injury, which kept her out of the last two regular seasons games against UCLA and USC and the Pac-12 tournament game against Colorado.
Arizona coach Adia Barnes mentioned Sunday that Cate Reese is healthy enough to play against UNLV on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament at McKale Center (7 p.m. tip).
Reese was named Pac-12 Player of the Week back in mid-November and was selected an All-Pac-12 player for the third season in a row.
She is a senior who has announced she will return next season, taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19 restrictions the last two years. She ranks seventh in Arizona history in career scoring (1,506 points) and fourth in total rebounds (766).