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Griner and Sims Named to AP All-America First Team
April 02, 2013

Baylor’s Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims were named to The Associated Press’ All-America First Team.

The Big 12 also had seven honorable mention selections with Hallie Christofferson and Chelsea Poppens (Iowa State), Angel Goodrich (Kansas), Brittany Chambers (K-State), Aaryn Ellenberg (Oklahoma), and Tiffany Bias and Toni Young (Oklahoma State).

Griner, a unanimous selection, became the fifth three-time AP All-American, joining Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw, Duke's Alana Beard, Oklahoma's Courtney Paris and Connecticut's Maya Moore. Paris and Moore were the only two to earn the honor all four years.

Other first team members were Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike and Delaware's Elena Delle Donne.

With Sims and Griner, it marked the sixth time that teammates were first team All-Americans.

The team was picked by the 40-member national media panel that votes in the weekly Top 25. It's the sixth straight season that there has been at least one unanimous choice. Voting was done before the NCAA tournament.

The five All-Americans were on the preseason team, along with Maryland junior Alyssa Thomas. It was only the third time that the postseason All-Americans were all on the preseason team since the AP started compiling a squad in 1995.

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