USBWA Names Courtney Vandersloot To All-America Team

March 30, 2011

ST. LOUIS – Gonzaga University women’s basketball senior Courtney Vandersloot garnered her third All-America honor, this time from the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). She becomes the first Bulldog to earn All-America honors from the USBWA.

The three-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year, led the nation in assists (10.2) and assist-to-turnover ratio (3.08) and was seventh in steals (3.2), 11th in double-doubles (18) and 16th in scoring (19.8). Vandersloot was a four-time All-West Coast Conference honoree and was the first player in NCAA Division I history, men’s or women’s, to surpass 2,000 points and 1,000 assists.

She is a finalist for the WBCA State Farm All-America Team, the State Farm Wade Trophy, the John R. Wooden Award and the Nancy Lieberman Award.

Below is the complete list of the 2011 USBWA women’s honors:

Player, School Pos. Ht. Cl. Hometown
Danielle Adams, Texas A&M F/C 6-1 Sr. Kansas City, Mo.
Brittney Griner, Baylor C 6-8 So. Houston, Texas
Amber Harris, Xavier F 6-5 Sr. Indianapolis, Ind.
Shenise Johnson, Miami G 5-11 Jr. Henrietta, N.Y.
Jantel Lavender, Ohio State C 6-4 Sr. Cleveland, Ohio
Maya Moore, Connecticut F 6-0 Sr. Lawrenceville, Ga.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford F 6-2 Jr. Cypress, Texas
Jeanette Pohlen, Stanford G 6-0 Sr. Brea, Calif.
Shekinna Stricklen, Tennessee G/F 6-2 Jr. Morrilton, Ark.
Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga G 5-8 Sr. Kent, Wash.

Player of the Year: Maya Moore, Connecticut
Coach of the Year: Kim Mulkey, Baylor
Freshman of the Year: Odyssey Sims, Baylor



The U.S. Basketball Writers Association, formed in 1956, has named a women's All-America team since the 1996-97 season. The association has also named a national player of the year since 1987-88 and a national coach of the year since 1989-90. In 2002-03, the USBWA initiated an award for the nation's top freshman. For more information about the USBWA and its award programs, contact Executive Director Joe Mitch in the Missouri Valley Conference office at 314-444-4325.

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