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Gamble tabbed as WBCA Honorable Mention All-American

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TAMPA BAY, FL (astateredwolves.com) – Arkansas State redshirt junior Aundrea Gamble has been named the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Honorable Mention All-America team as a result for her outstanding accomplishments on the basketball court this past season.

Gamble, a two-time Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, is the first Arkansas State women's basketball player to earn an All-America honor since Sonja Tate was named a Kodak All-American at the conclusion of the 1992-93 season. The McKinney, Texas native is also the first player from the Sun Belt to receive the national honor since Florida International's Jerica Coley was named to the WBCA Honorable Mention All-America team in 2013.

Gamble led the league with 19.2 points per game this past season and claimed the conference's player of the week award three times. She ranked in the top-20 in the league in eight statistical categories and spent most of the year as one of just three players (men's or women's) to lead their conference in both assists and points per game.

Nationally, the A-State combination guard ranked 38th in points per game, while finishing 44th with 4.9 assists per outing and 110th with 46.2 field goal percentage. Her 1.55 assists/turnover ratio was fourth best in the conference and 126th in the nation, while her 78.3 percent mark from the free throw line was fifth best in the Sun Belt.

She broke the A-State record for assists in a single season with a 171 this past year and her 671 points ranked as the fourth most in a single season all-time in A-State history. She also became the 22nd player in school history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau and is tied for the school's all-time lead with six career Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week awards.

She helped Arkansas State reach the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship game for the second consecutive season and led the team to its 10th appearance in the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). She also earned SBC All-Tournament team honors for the second time in her career and was named to Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll for an outstanding year in the classroom.

Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls. For more information on the WBCA, please visit wbca.org

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