TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Two Arizona Wildcats women's basketball players received national recognition Wednesday.
Cate Reese, who leads the team in scoring and rebounding, was named an honorable mention All-American.
Scoring 14.6 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game, she is recovering from an injury that left her unavailable for the Pac-12 Tournament.
Sam Thomas was named a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American for the second consecutive year.
Thomas shoots 42.5 percent from three-point range, good for third place in the Pac-12. She was 2021 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The Wildcats host UNLV in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
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