Senior forward Angel McCoughtry has received the first of her senior year honors. McCoughtry was named a first team All-American by ESPN.com and CBSSportsline.com. She was a unanimous selection to the five first team members on the ESPN.com team. McCoughtry was named on of 52 regional finalists for the State Farm Coaches' All-American Basketball team for the third straight season.
The State Farm Coaches' All-America Team selection committee will review the 52 candidates and cut the list to 40 finalists on Thursday, March 25. The 40 finalists will all be in the running for selection to the 10-member State Farm Coaches' All-America Team.
McCoughtry was also a first team All-BIG EAST selection for the third straight season. She also earned BIG EAST All-Tournament honors. McCoughtry was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year after leading the league in several statistical categories this season. She was the first Louisville player to garner BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year honors and second major award for the senior forward as she was named BIG EAST Player of the Year in 2006-07.
For the third straight year, McCoughtry led the league in points per game (26.6), rebounds (10.0) and steals (78) becoming the first player in conference history to achieve the feat. She leads the nation in steals with 4.7 steals per game.
She was also first in defensive rebounds (124). McCoughtry has helped keep Louisville in the Top 15 of the national polls all season, including top 10 rankings since the first week of conference play.
Congrats to Angel and best of luck in the tourney from your friends at the L Yes! Report.