DURHAM, N.C. - For the second straight year, Duke University senior Jasmine Thomas has been selected an Associated Press All-America as she was named to the second team on Tuesday afternoon.
A product of Fairfax, Va., Thomas has guided the sixth-ranked Duke women's basketball team to a 32-3 overall record and will take on top-ranked Connecticut on Tuesday evening for a berth in the NCAA Final Four on the line.
Selected to the first team was Maya Moore (Connecticut), Brittney Griner (Baylor), Jeanette Pohlen (Stanford), Danielle Adams (Texas A&M) and Jantel Lavender (Ohio State). Along with Thomas on the second team was Danielle Robinson (Oklahoma), Amber Harris (Xavier), Courtney Vandersloot (Gonzaga) and Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Stanford).
The third team was -- Tennessee junior Shekinna Stricklen, Miami junior Shenise Johnson, Kentucky senior Victoria Dunlap, Xavier senior Ta'Shia Phillips and Notre Dame sophomore Skylar Diggins.
Thomas has averaged 15.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.3 steals in her final year with the Blue Devils. The 5-8 guard has led Duke back to the NCAA regional finals for the second straight year as she posted 19 points in the regional semifinals against DePaul.
A Naismith and John R. Wooden Award finalist for National Player of the Year, Thomas has played her best basketball against ranked opponents averaging 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 steals. Thomas also led Duke to its second straight ACC Championship and was named ACC Tournament MVP for the second consecutive year.
Thomas was a third team AP selection a year ago. Duke will face Connecticut in the Philadelphia regional final on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m., on ESPN.
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