McClanahan Picked First Team Mid-Major All-American By College Sports Madness

Posted March 13, 2014 11:27 pm | Filed under Sports, Winthrop Athletics, Winthrop Basketball

ROCK HILL, SC–Winthrop senior point guard Dequesha McClanahan has been picked on the College Sports Madness 2014 Mid-Major All-American First Team, it was announced today by the online publication.

McClanahan led the Eagles to their first Big South Conference championship last week after being voted the conference’s Player of the Year for the third straight season. She and her teammates will make their first NCAA tournament appearance next week after learning who they will play on Monday night during ESPN’s Women’s Basketball Selection Show.

The Oak Ridge, TN native broke nearly every school and Big South Conference career offensive record this season. She is now the all-time scoring and assist leader with 2,255 points and 738 rebounds. She became the first player in Big South history to score more than 2,000 points, dish out more than 700 assists, grab more than 600 rebounds and make over 250 steals in a career.

In addition to her Big South Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference awards, McClanahan, an exercice science major, was also named to the 2014 Big South All-Academic Team with a 3.38 grade point average.

She will enter NCAA tournament play averaging 17.6 points and 6.7 assists.for a Winthrop team that has set a women’s school record with 24 wins.

Joining her on the College Sports Madness All-American First Team are: guard Alyssa Baron, Pennsylvania; forward/guard Jasmine Newsome, Tennessee-Martin; forward Joy Adams, Iona; center/forward Molly Schlemer, Cal Poly.