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Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell named AP first-team All-American

The Buckeye sophomore put together another amazing season.

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Ohio State sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell was named to the AP's first-team All-America list on Monday after a season that saw her finish fourth in the country in scoring at 26.1 points per game. It is just the third time that a Buckeye has received first-team honors.

The Cincinnati native was a second-team selection a season ago, as well as being named National Freshman of the Year after becoming the first freshman to lead the country in scoring.

Ohio State finished second in the Big Ten regular season and earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Buckeyes lost in the Sweet 16 to Tennessee, but finished with a 26-8 record in 2015-16.

Mitchell broke program records for single season scoring, single game scoring, and NCAA tournament game scoring this year, and was a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten honoree. She is also finalist for the Nancy Lieberman and Dawn Staley Awards, and is on the Wooden Award Late Season Top-20 list.

Previous AP first-teamers at Ohio State include Jessica Davenport in 2005 and Jantel Lavender in 2010 and 2011.

Also of note, senior guard Ameryst Alston, the fourth-leading scorer in program history, was named an AP honorable mention All-American.