Gonzaga's Vandersloot earns three All-America honors

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by Gonzaga University / KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 30 at 5:35 PM

NEW YORK – The record-breaking season for Gonzaga women’s basketball player Courtney Vandersloot keeps getting better even though her year is over.

Vandersloot was named a Wooden Award All-American and a United States Basketball Writers Associate (USBWA) All-American on Wednesday. Those honors come a day after she was named to the Associated Press All-American Second Team. 

Vanderlsoot is the first women's player in Gonzaga and West Coast Conference history named to the three lists.

The senior point guard led the Bulldogs to their inaugural trip to the Elite Eight before falling to the top-seed Stanford on Monday night. Vanderlsoot averaged 29.3 points, 10.0 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 steals during the magical run.

She is the first male of female in NCAA Division I history to accumulate more than 2,000 points and 1,000 assists, finishing with 2,073 points and 1,118 assists. Vandersloot ended the year leading the nation in assists for the second-consecutive season at 10.2 and is 16th in scoring at 19.8 points per contest.

Vandersloot broke the NCAA single-season assist record, which has stood since 1987, dishing out 367 this year and broke the GU single-season scoring mark, which had been in place since 1985 with 712 total points scored this year.

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