Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas, Tiana Hawkins named to all-American teams

April 2, 2013
(Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Junior forward Alyssa Thomas and senior forward Tianna Hawkins were named to Associated Press all-American women’s basketball teams after helping Maryland to second place in the ACC and a berth in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16.

Thomas made the second team, and Hawkins was selected honorable mention in voting by beat reporters and national women’s basketball analysts.

Thomas won ACC player of the year for a second consecutive season and finished first in the conference in points, rebounds and assists. She was the only player in the country to record two triple-doubles this season in leading the Terrapins to the region semifinals for a second straight time.

The first-team all-American in 2012 shared point guard duties this season because of injuries that forced Maryland to play without its starting back court. Sophomore point guard Brene Moseley tore her ACL in October, and one month later, junior shooting guard Laurin Mincy also was lost for the season with a torn ACL.

Hawkins, meantime, finished her career as the No. 3 all-time rebounder (1,086) in Maryland history, trailing only Crystal Langhorne and Marissa Coleman.  The All-Met from Riverdale Baptist also led the ACC in scoring during the regular season and finished second to Thomas in rebounding.

Gene Wang is a sports reporter covering multiple beats, including Navy football, the Capitals, Wizards, Nationals, women’s basketball, auto racing, boxing and golf. He also covers Fantasy Football.
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