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Tiffany Mitchell becomes South Carolina's first All-American

The WBCA announced its All-American team on April 5. Connecticut and Notre Dame combined for five of the 10 players.
The WBCA announced its All-American team on April 5. Connecticut and Notre Dame combined for five of the 10 players.
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Tiffany Mitchell was rewarded for her fantastic season, on April 5, as she became the first player in South Carolina history to be named to the prestigious the WBCA Coaches' All-America team.

Mitchell helped South Carolina (29-5) to one of their best seasons in program history. The Gamecocks won the SEC regular crown and was a number one seed in the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.

Mitchell led South Carolina and was 10th in the SEC with 15.5 points per game while also holding 11th place in assists (3.5 apg) and seventh in steals (1.8 spg). She finished the season with 31 games of double-digit scoring and was the team's top scorer 13 times.

Mitchell also tied South Carolina’s school record with 157 free throws and her 79.3 percent free throw accuracy is fourth-best in school history.

The 10-member team, which dates back to 1975, consists of seven players playing in the Final Four including a combined five players from undefeated Connecticut (38-0) and Notre Dame (36-0). The five players are Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley, and Breanna Stewart from UConn and Kayla McBride and Jewell Loyd from Notre Dame. The other Final four participants on the team are Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike and Maryland's Alyssa Thomas.

Rounding out the All-American squad is Odyssey Sims of Baylor and Jordan Hooper of Nebraska.

The selection of Stewart, who was selected AP National Player of the Year on April 5, -- Hartley and Dolson is the third time UConn has had a trio of players named to the team. It happened in 2002 with Sue Bird, Swin Cash, and Diana Taurasi then again in 2009, with Tina Charles, Renee Montgomery, and Maya Moore. Hartley (2012) and Dolson (2013) were past honorees.