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Junior Kachine Alexander was named an honorable mention all-American by the Associated Press Tuesday. Alexander was one of just 46 NCAA Division I women’s basketball student-athletes to earn Associated Press all-America honors.
The honor is Alexander’s first all-America recognition of her career. She is also one of 40 finalists for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) State Farm Coaches’ all-America Team, which will be announced at the Final Four Saturday, April 3.
Alexander is only the third Hawkeye to be honored by the Associated Press. Amy Herrig (1999) and Cara Consuegra (2001) were also Associated Press honorable mention picks.
Alexander was a WBCA all-region pick, a first team all-Big Ten selection and was also one of five players named to the Big Ten all-Defensive team this season. She led the Hawkeyes with 16 points and 10.4 rebounds per contest. The Minneapolis, MN, native claimed the Big Ten rebounding title, averaging 11.1 boards per game in league games. She is one of only two guards in the country to average a double-double, and ranks 22nd nationally in rebounding.
Alexander finished the season with 15 double-doubles, which was one shy of tying the school record for single-season double-doubles held by Amy Herrig. She became Iowa’s all-time leading rebounder among juniors this season, and finished with 281 boards.
Five Big Ten student-athletes were named AP all-Americans. Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender was a first team selection, while Alyssa DeHaan (Michigan State), Tyra Grant (Penn State) and Samantha Prahalis (Ohio State) joined Alexander as honorable mention picks.