Charli Collier named second-team All-America by Associated Press

17 Mar By
Junior center/forward Charli Collier was named second-team All-America by the Associated Press, making her the first Texas women's basketball player to earn All-America honors since the 2018 season (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

AUSTIN, Texas — After one of the best individual seasons in the history of the Texas women’s basketball program, Texas forward/center Charli Collier earned second-team All-America honors Wednesday from the Associated Press.

Collier is the 13th Longhorn to earn All-America honors, and the first since 2018.

She averaged 20.1 and 11.7 points per game this season — so far. Texas faces Bradley in the first round of the Hemisfair Region of the NCAA tournament at 7 p.m. Monday at Texas State University in San Marcus. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

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Collier has recorded 17 double-doubles, the second-most of any Div. I player, and prior to the Big 12 tournament last weekend, Collier was the only player in the country averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds this year. 

She has scored 20 or more points in 16 games this season, the second-highest total among players from any of the schools in the Big 12, and has had at least 15 rebounds in a game eight times. In January she had the program’s first 20-20 game in nine seasons, when she scored 23 points and pulled down 20 rebounds against TCU.

In addition to her AP All-America honor, the first-team All-Big 12 honoree is a finalist for the Lisa Leslie Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top center. She was selected to the Wooden Award National Ballot and is a semifinalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year.