Big Three Earn USBWA All-America Honors


EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon women’s basketball star trio of Sabrina Ionescu, Ruthy Hebard and Satou Sabally have all earned all-America honors from the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), the organization announced on Monday.

Ionescu and Hebard were both named to the first team, while Sabally landed on the second team. Last week, Ionescu and Hebard made up two of the five Associated Press first-team all-America selections, and Sabally received second-team honors.

Oregon is the only team with two first-team selections, and the Ducks lead the nation with three USBWA all-Americans. The Pac-12 leads all conferences with five total selections.

Ionescu is a USBWA first-team all-American for the third straight year after also receiving AP first-team honors for the third time in a row. Prior to Monday’s announcement, Ionescu was the only Duck ever to be named a USBWA all-American.

Oregon’s “Big Three” was dominant all season in leading the Ducks to a 31-2 overall record and a sweep of the Pac-12 regular-season and tournament championships for the second time in the last three years. Ionescu led the way with 17.5 points per game with Hebard (17.3) and Sabally (16.2) right behind, making Oregon the only team in the nation with three players averaging at least 16.0 points apiece.

USBWA All-America First Team: Lauren Cox (Baylor), Ruthy Hebard (Oregon), Rhyne Howard (Kentucky), Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon), Megan Walker (UConn)

USBWA All-America Second Team: Aliyah Boston (South Carolina), Chennedy Carter (Texas A&M), Dana Evans (Louisville), Aari McDonald (Arizona), Satou Sabally (Oregon)
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USBWA All-America Third Team: Kaila Charles (Maryland), Elissa Cunane (NC State), Kathleen Doyle (Iowa), Halley Gorecki (Duke), Tyasha Harris (South Carolina), Michaela Onyenwere (UCLA)

SABRINA IONESCU – USBWA First-Team All-America
It’s been an award-filled Monday for Ionescu, who was also named the unanimous Associated Press national player of the year and a finalist for the prestigious James E. Sullivan Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding amateur athlete. The Pac-12 player of the year for the third straight season and a four-time all-Pac-12 selection, Ionescu capped one of the greatest careers of all-time with arguably her best season as a senior. Ionescu matched her own NCAA single-season record with eight triple-doubles to extend her all-time record to 26 for her career, and she became the first player in NCAA history to reach 2,000 career points (2,562), 1,000 assists (1,091) and 1,000 rebounds (1,040). The Walnut Creek, Calif., native led the nation with a career-high 9.1 assists per game as a senior while averaging 17.5 points and a career-high 8.6 rebounds per game, and she was fourth nationally with a 3.05 assist-to-turnover ratio. Ionescu closed her historic career by being named the Pac-12 Tournament most outstanding player for the second time after averaging 23.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 9.0 assists per game in three games, headlined by a 31-point performance in the semifinals vs. No. 13 Arizona. The senior superstar posted a career-best 51.8 field-goal percentage while leading the Pac-12 in free-throw percentage (92.1).

RUTHY HEBARD – USBWA First-Team All-America
A first-team all-American for the first time in her career and an all-Pac-12 selection for the fourth straight year along with Ionescu, Hebard put the exclamation point on one of the most efficient careers of all time with another stellar season in 2019-20. The Fairbanks, Alaska, native led the nation with a career-best 68.5 field-goal percentage to break her own UO single-season record, and she finished her career as the Pac-12 and Oregon all-time leader in field-goal percentage at 65.1. Hebard averaged 17.3 points and led the Pac-12 with a career-best 9.6 rebounds per game, and she racked up a career-high 16 double-doubles while leading Oregon with 14 games of 20 points or more and three of 30 points or more. Hebard was named to the Pac-12 all-tournament team after helping the Ducks complete the conference regular-season and tournament sweep, capping her career with 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting against No. 7 Stanford in the championship game.

SATOU SABALLY – USBWA Second-Team All-America
Sabally – who announced in February that she will enter the 2020 WNBA Draft – has now received a pair of second-team all-America honors after averaging 16.2 points and a career-high 6.9 rebounds per game as a junior. Sabally was especially effective throughout Oregon’s 19-game win streak to close the season, averaging 17.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game during that stretch. The Berlin, Germany, native racked up a career-high seven double-doubles, including six against ranked teams, and she scored in double figures 23 times in 29 games while posting seven games of 20 points or more. Sabally erupted for a season-high 31 points on Jan. 19 vs. California, and she helped the Ducks clinch the Pac-12 regular-season title with a game-high 27 points on Feb. 24 at No. 4 Stanford. Sabally was especially aggressive attacking the rim as a junior, leading the Ducks by a wide margin with a career-high 144 trips to the free-throw line while shooting career-best 79.2 percent from the stripe.