March 23, 2011
ATLANTA, GA -- Gonzaga University senior point guard Courtney Vandersloot is among the finalists for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) State Farm Coaches' All-America Team.
There are 40 finalists, who were voted upon by WBCA-member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions, are now in the running for selection to the 10-member State Farm Coaches' All-America Team. The All-America Team will be announced on Saturday, April 2, as part of the NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis.
Vandersloot, who was selected a finalist for the third consecutive year, just became the only Division I player, men's or women's, to score 2,000 points and pass out 1,000 assists. She is averaging a team best 19.4 points per game and is leading the nation in assists per contest at 10.3.
She is the three-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year and Tournament Most Valuable Player. Vandersloot is also Gonzaga's career assists (1,102) and steals leader (357) and is second in career points (2,019).
Vandersloot tied the single-game assist record against UCLA in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, handing out 17 to tie Robin Allen's record that she set in 1987 and broke the single-game free throw record against UCLA, sinking 15, to break three former players' marks of 14.
-Courtesy of GU Athletics