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Santiago Named All-America Honorable Mention by Associated Press

Santiago Named All-America Honorable Mention by Associated Press

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Cal Poly senior forward Kristina Santiago has made The Associated Press All-America team as an honorable mention it was announced Monday. She becomes the second Mustang (Laura Buehning, 1981) to achieve All-America status and the first at the Division I level.

The two-time Big West Conference Player of the Year concluded the year 5th in the nation in scoring (23.4), 6th in field goal percentage (55.5) and 31st in rebounding (9.9).

She led the team and the Big West Conference in the same categories and was named the conference player of the week five times.. 

The 6-2 native of Santa Maria, scored in double figures in 28 of the 29 games she played this season with a career-high 44 points coming on the road against San Diego State. She recorded 19 games of 20 or more points.

She tallied a career-high 23 rebounds at home against Fresno State with nine coming at the offensive end with 16 double-doubles.

Her all-around game this season included a career-high five blocks at Pacific.

She concludes her Cal Poly career as the schools all-time leader in scoring (1,953) and rebounding (850) as well as the school record holder in field goal percentage (.540).

Complete All-America List

First Team
Brittney Griner, Baylor, 6-8, junior, Houston, 23.4 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 61.7 fg pct., 80.5 ft pct., 5.1 blocks (40 first-team votes, 200 points).
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford, 6-2, senior, Cypress, Texas, 22.3 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 54.9 fg pct., 82.9 ft pct., (40, 200)
Elena Delle Donne, Delaware, 6-5, junior, Wilmington, Del., 28.1 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, 52.0 fg pct., 41.3 3-pt fg pct., 88.9 ft pct., 2.6 blocks (37, 192)
Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame, 5-9, junior, South Bend, Ind., 16.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.7 apg, 50.9 pg pct., 2.6 steals (36, 192)
Alyssa Thomas, Maryland, 6-2, sophomore, Harrisburg, Pa., 17.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.6 steals (10, 121)

Second Team
Odyssey Sims, Baylor, 5-9, sophomore, Irving, Texas, 14.5 ppg, 4.4 apg, 81.9 ft pct., 3.0 steals (10, 118)
Shenise Johnson, Miami, 5-11, senior, Henrietta, N.Y., 16.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 4.5 apg, 87.7 ft pct., 3.5 steals (9, 113)
Samantha Prahalis, Ohio State, 5-7, senior, Commack, N.Y., 19.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 6.3 apg, 37.7 minutes, 83.8 ft pct., 2.2 steals (8, 100)
Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford, 6-3, sophomore, Cypress, Texas, 15.4 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 58.5 fg pct. (2, 85)
Julie Wojta, Green Bay, 6-0, senior, Francis Creek, Wis., 19.5 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 3.5 apg, 51.3 fg pct., 40.8 3-pt fg pct., 3.8 steals (4, 84)<

Third Team
Tiffany Hayes, UConn, 5-10, senior, Lakeland, Fla., 14.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 3.4 apg, 50.6 fg pct., 41.3 3-pt fg pct., 81.5 ft pct., 2.2 steals (1, 73)
A'dia Mathies, Kentucky, 5-9, junior, Louisville, Ky., 15.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.7 apg, 2.6 steals (2, 67)
Elizabeth Williams, Duke, 6-3, freshman, Virginia Beach, Va., 14.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.6 blocks, 1.6 steals (0, 65)
Shekinna Stricklen, Tennessee, 6-2, senior, Morrilton, Ark., 15.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg (1, 54)
Riquna Williams, Miami, 5-7, senior, Pahokee, Fla., 16.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.6 apg, 80.4 ft pct., 2.4 steals (0, 17)

Honorable Mention
Courtney Clements, San Diego State; Jerica Coley, Florida International; Shante Evans, Hofstra; Angel Goodrich, Kansas; Chelsea Gray, Duke; Rachel Hackbarth, Drake; Bria Hartley, Connecticut; Tayler Hill, Ohio State; Jordan Hooper, Nebraska; Courtney Hurt, VCU; Tavelyn James, Eastern Michigan; Glory Johnson, Tennessee; Maggie Lucas, Penn State; Anna Martin, DePaul; Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut; Natalie Novosel, Notre Dame; Devereaux Peters, Notre Dame; Michelle Plouffe, Utah; Chelsea Poppens, Iowa State; Niveen Rasheed, Princeton; Kristen Riley, BYU; Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown; Kristina Santiago, Cal Poly; Kayla Standish, Gonzaga; Davellyn White, Arizona.