KY WOMEN BASKETBALL 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/3/13) – University of Kentucky women’s basketball senior standout A’dia Mathies was named to the Associated Press All-America second team, it was announced on Tuesday. It marks the second consecutive year Mathies has been selected as an AP All-American.
 
Mathies once again led Kentucky to one of the most successful seasons in program history as the seventh-ranked Wildcats won a school-record 30 games, including a program-record tying 13 Southeastern Conference contests. UK, which ranked in the top 10 of both national polls all season, made its second straight Elite Eight appearance and third in the last four years with wins over Navy, No. 18/15 Dayton and 15/16 Delaware.
 
The Louisville, Ky., native led UK in scoring (16.1 points per game), 3-point field goals made (73) and 3-point field goal percentage (.425). She also ranked second on the team in steals (69) and assists (80) and third in rebounds (4.5 rebounds per game).

The 5-foot-9 guard finished her career ranked in the top 10 of 13 career lists, including first in steals (320), games played (140) and games started (139). She is second in scoring with 2,014 points, joining Wildcat greats Dan Issel (2,138, 1967-70), Kenny Walker (2,080, 1982-86), Jack Givens (2,038, 1974-78) and Valerie Still (2,763, 1979-83) as the only players in school history to reach 2,000 or more career points. She also ranks second in 3-point field goals made (177) and field goals attempted (1,687), third in field goals made (712), free throws made (413) and attempted (590), and ninth in assists (349).

Mathies’ other accolades include being named the SEC Player of the Year by the AP and co-player of the year by the league coaches. She was also named to the All-SEC first team (coaches and AP) and the SEC All-Tournament team, and is a finalist for the State Farm Wade Trophy, the Naismith Award, the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award and the John R. Wooden Award.
 
This marks the fourth consecutive season a Wildcat has been named to the AP All-America team. Victoria Dunlap was third team in 2010 and 2011, while Mathies was a third-team selection in 2012.
 
Mathies and the Wildcats saw their season come to an end Monday after falling in the regional finals to top-seeded Connecticut. Kentucky will return 11 of its 13 players next season, including four of five starters. The Wildcats also add three newcomers in Makayla Epps (Lebanon, Ky.), Linnae Harper (Chicago) and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers (Lebanon, Ky.).

SurfKY News
Information provided by Susan Lax
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,097.86
+59.89 (0.33%)    
2 S&P 2,114.81
+5.89 (0.28%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,055.42
-4.82 (-0.10%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 23, 2015 7911

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 20, 2015 5094

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4443

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 22, 2015 4142

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 22, 2015 4079

Madisonville Man Accused of Domestic Violence/Rape

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 13750

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8932

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 27, 2015 2313

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 2042

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 1108

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 1080

Church Attempts to ‘Inspire’ Teens in Self-Worth,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 942

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 797

Smoke Filled House Prompts 911 Call

by Madisonville Fire Dept.
April 27, 2015 750

Traffic Advisory for Western Kentucky

by Keith Todd
April 27, 2015 727

Mustangs Lose to Ohio County via Shutout

by Steve LeMaster
April 28, 2015 722

ATV Driver Injured When Vehicle Overturns

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 555

Lady Mustangs Take Two from Calloway in…

by Steve LeMaster