Junior forward Nina Davis was one of 10 players named to the 2016 WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team, which the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced today in a ceremony held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse during the 2016 NCAA® Women's Final Four® Super Saturday festivities.
Davis earned WBCA honors for the second straight season and joins Sophia Young (2005, ’06), Brittney Griner (2011, ’12, ’13) and Odyssey Sims (20012, ’13, ’14) as Baylor’s multiple time WBCA All-Americans.
In addition, senior guard Niya Johnson and junior guard Alexis Jones earned WBCA All-American honorable mention honors.
Davis, who led the fourth-ranked Baylor squad in both scoring and rebounding in 2015-16, averaged 16.3 points and 6.1 rebounds a contest. The Memphis, Tenn., native, finished the season shooting an impressive 54.8 percent from the floor. She led Baylor to a 36-2 record, its sixth straight regular season and Big 12 Tournament crowns and the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight . The three-time All-Big 12 first-team honoree was also named an AP All-American (second team), a Wooden All-American and to the Big 12 Tournament and NCAA Championship Dallas Regional All-Tournament teams.
2016 WBCA All-Americans
Nina Davis, 5-11, Jr., Forward, Baylor
Moriah Jefferson, 5-7, Sr., Guard, Connecticut
Kelsey Mitchell, 5-8 So., Guard, Ohio State
Kelsey Plum, 5-8 Jr., Guard, Washington
Breanna Stewart, 6-1 Sr., Forward, Connecticut
Morgan Tuck, 6-2, Sr., Forward, Connecticut
Brianna Turner, 6-3 So., Forward, Notre Dame
Jamie Weisner, 5-10, Sr., Guard, Oregon State
Courtney Williams, 5-8, Sr., Guard, South Florida
A'ja Wilson, 6-5 So., Forward, South Carolina
The 10-member team was decided from a group of 52 finalists by the selection committee at an in-person meeting held during the 2016 WBCA National Convention.
“The 10 members of the 2016 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team are well deserving of this recognition, and the WBCA congratulates them for their accomplishments this season,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “These young women have worked to elevate themselves and their teams to an elite level and through their exceptional talents on the basketball court, they have lifted the women’s game.”
This is the 42nd year of the WBCA Coaches' All-America program, which began in 1975. Once again all 10 members of the team were present to be honored in person during the ceremony. Remarkably, in the 42-year history of the program, none of the 420 Coaches' All-Americans thus far honored have failed to appear for the announcement.