By Army West Point Athletics, Office of Athletic CommunicationsMarch 29, 2016
WEST POINT, N.Y. (Mar. 29, 2016) -- U.S. Military Academy at West Point Cadet, Kelsey Minato was selected as an Associated Press honorable mention All-American, the organization announced Mar. 28.
The senior point guard, is the first player in the 39-year history of the Army women's basketball program to be honored as an AP All-American.
Minato drew Patriot League Player of the Year honors for the third time in her career earlier this month and became the conference's first player to be named first-team all-league four times.
A native of Huntington Beach, Calif., Minato set career scoring marks for Army and the Patriot League after averaging a league-record 23.2 points per game in 2015-16. She finished her career with 2,556 points and led the Black Knights to a 29-3 record and their second Patriot League title and NCAA Tournament appearance in the last three seasons.
In addition to her AP All-America praise, Minato was recently named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-Region I team for the second time in as many seasons.
Minato was a WBCA All-America honorable mention choice after the 2014-15 season and now becomes the fourth player in program history to land All-America selections in multiple seasons. Pam Pearson, USMA '86 (1984 American Women's Sports Federation second team, 1985 AWSF second team); Julie Del Giorno, USMA '86 (1985 AWSF second team, 1986 AWSF honorable mention); Kim Kawamoto, USMA '92 (1991 AWSF fourth team, 1992 AWSF third team).
2016 Associated Press All-Americans
Breanna Stewart, Connecticut
A'ja Wilson, South Carolina
Moriah Jefferson, Connecticut
Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State
Rachel Banham, Minnesota
Nina Davis, Baylor
Brianna Turner, Notre Dame
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Morgan Tuck, Connecticut
Jamie Weisner, Oregon State
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Maryland
Kelsey Plum, Washington
Brittney Martin, Oklahoma State
Jillian Alleyne, Oregon
Aerial Powers, Michigan State
Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order) Ameryst Alston, Ohio State; Imani Boyette, Texas; Madison Cable, Notre Dame; Jordin Canada, UCLA; Alaina Coates, South Carolina; Nia Coffey, Northwestern; Lexi Eaton Rydalch, BYU; Makayla Epps, Kentucky; Nathalie Fontaine, Ball State; Bashaara Graves, Tennessee; Ruth Hamblin, Oregon State; Myisha Hines-Allen, Louisville; Bria Holmes, West Virginia; Chanise Jenkins, DePaul; Alexis Jones, Baylor; Brionna Jones, Maryland; Jonquel Jones, George Washington; Niya Johnson, Baylor; Jackie Kemph, Saint Louis; Whitney Knight, Florida Gulf Coast; Kelsey Minato, Army; Jasmine Nwajei, Wagner; Shereesha Richards, Albany; Azura Stevens, Duke; Courtney Walker, Texas A&M; Sydney Wiese, Oregon; Courtney Williams, South Florida.