Tiffany Mitchell named WBCA All-America - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Tiffany Mitchell named WBCA All-America

Tiffany Mitchell (Source: Gamecocksonline.com) Tiffany Mitchell (Source: Gamecocksonline.com)

NASHVILLE (WIS) – South Carolina sophomore guard Tiffany Mitchell added another All-America award to her collection today as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced her as part of its 10-member team at a ceremony today at Bridgestone Arena during the NCAA Women's Final Four Super Saturday festivities.

It is the first time the organization has recognized a Gamecock on its All-America team. Overall, she is the program's 13th All-American, the last being Jocelyn Penn in 2003 as bestowed by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Associated Press.

Mitchell is the only SEC member on the list and one of just three sophomores to earn the honors.

Mitchell's resume includes Third-Team All-America status from the Associated Press in addition to the awards voted by the SEC coaches – SEC Player of the Year, First-Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Team.

The Gamecocks' leading scorer, she ranked 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) as she proved to be one of the most versatile players in the conference. Mitchell was a finalist for the Wade Trophy and the Dawn Staley Award as well.

Mitchell's 157 free throws made this season tied the school record, originally set by Martha Parker in 1987-88, and the Charlotte, N.C., native's 79.3 percent free throw accuracy is fourth-best in school history. Mitchell finished the season with 31 games of double-digit scoring and was the team's top scorer 13 times.

South Carolina's season was highlighted by the program's first SEC regular-season championship and first NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed. En route to its second NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in the last three seasons, South Carolina's 29 victories were just one shy of the school-record 30 set by the 1979-80 squad.

The Gamecocks return 11 of their 12 players from this season and add the fourth-ranked recruiting class in the nation for 2014-15.

Copyright 2014 WIS. All rightsreserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:06 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-11-23 04:36:51 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

  • Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:07 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

  • Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-23 02:22:45 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • Miami gets bump to No. 2 behind Alabama in playoff rankings

    Miami gets bump to No. 2 behind Alabama in playoff rankings

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 7:41 PM EST2017-11-22 00:41:29 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:55 PM EST2017-11-22 19:55:49 GMT
    Miami moved up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four.
    Miami moved up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four.
  • AP source: Florida meets with Chip Kelly about coaching job

    AP source: Florida meets with Chip Kelly about coaching job

    Monday, November 20 2017 12:40 AM EST2017-11-20 05:40:24 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 3:23 PM EST2017-11-20 20:23:49 GMT
    A person familiar with the situation says Florida has met with Chip Kelly about becoming the team's next football coach.
    A person familiar with the situation says Florida has met with Chip Kelly about becoming the team's next football coach.
  • Austin Cook wins at Sea Island to earn trip to Masters

    Austin Cook wins at Sea Island to earn trip to Masters

    Sunday, November 19 2017 5:03 PM EST2017-11-19 22:03:04 GMT
    Monday, November 20 2017 12:11 AM EST2017-11-20 05:11:30 GMT
    Tour rookie Austin Cook sails to 4-shot victory at RSM Classic, earns spot in Masters next year.
    Tour rookie Austin Cook sails to 4-shot victory at RSM Classic, earns spot in Masters next year.
Powered by Frankly