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Aari McDonald named Preseason AP All-American

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Posted at 9:43 PM, Nov 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 23:44:09-05

TUCSON, Arizona — Arizona Women's Basketball guard Aari McDonald was named an Associated Press Preseason All-American, one of just five players in the nation to earn such an honor.

McDonald returns for her senior season after leading the Pac-12 in points and steals the past two seasons. Among her honors last season was being named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

"It means a lot," said McDonadl. "It’s a humbling honor. I’m blessed to be named an All-American. I’m just going go to continue to do my thing. This will go out the window, probably tomorrow at practice. I have just got to keep getting better."

After just two seasons, McDonald is the Wildcats sixth all-time leading scorer. She is the first UArizona player to be named an AP Preseason All-American.