Lincoln - Nebraska's Lindsey Moore and Jordan Hooper became the first women's basketball teammates in NU history to be Associated Press All-Americans in the same season when honors were announced Tuesday.
Hooper, a 6-2 junior forward from Alliance, Neb., captured honorable-mention All-America accolades from the AP for the second straight season. The two-time first-team All-Big Ten performer ranked among the top five players in the conference in scoring (17.9 ppg) and rebounding (8.8 rpg) for the second straight season. She became the first player in Nebraska history to produce a pair of 600-point/300-rebound seasons, accomplishing the feat in both 2011-12 and 2012-13. Hooper will enter her senior season No. 10 on Nebraska's career scoring list (1,685) and No. 5 on NU's career rebounding (811) within striking distance of both school records. She also owns 215 career three-pointers, well within reach of the school record in that category as well.
Moore, a 5-9 point guard from Covington, Wash., spent her senior season rewriting the Nebraska record books while leading the Huskers to their second NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in the past four years. Moore shattered school records for career starts (132), career minutes played (4,360) and victories (94). She also set the career assist record (699) while matching the single-season assist mark (195). Moore ended her career ranked 11th in school history in scoring (1,673) and ninth in steals (208).
As a senior, Moore led the Huskers to their third NCAA Tournament appearance in the past four years by averaging 15.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. She also led the Big Ten with her 2.14 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Moore led Nebraska to the three best seasons in school history during her four years in Lincoln, including a 32-2 season and the school's first NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2009-10. As a freshman starter, she helped All-American Kelsey Griffin and the Huskers to the Big 12 regular-season title. As a junior in 2011-12, Moore led NU to a 24-9 mark and a Big Ten Tournament runner-up finish before advancing to the NCAA Tournament. As a senior, Moore guided the Huskers to a 25-9 finish that included a Big Ten regular-season runner-up finish, before advancing to the school's second NCAA Sweet Sixteen.
Moore is expected to be chosen in the 2013 WNBA Draft, which will be televised live in primetime by ESPN2 on Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. (CT).
2012-13 AP All-America Team
First Team Brittney Griner, 6-8, Sr., C, Baylor Skylar Diggins, 5-9, Sr., G, Notre Dame Chiney Ogwumike, 6-3, Jr., F, Stanford Elena Delle Donne, 6-5, Sr., F, Delaware Odyssey Sims, 5-8, Jr., G, Baylor
Second Team Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, 6-0, So., G, Connecticut Alyssa Thomas, 6-2, Jr., G/F, Maryland Maggie Lucas, 5-10, Jr., G, Penn State Chelsea Gray, 5-11, Jr., G, Duke A'dia Mathies, 5-9, Sr., G, Kentucky
Third Team Stefanie Dolson, 6-5, Jr., C, Connecticut Kelsey Bone, 6-4, Jr., C, Texas A&M Elizabeth Williams, 6-3, So., C, Duke Meighan Simmons, 5-9, Jr., G, Tennessee Kayla McBride, 5-11, Jr., G, Notre Dame
Honorable-Mention Jordan Hooper, Nebraska Lindsey Moore, Nebraska Aaryn Ellenberg, Oklahoma Shante Evans, Hofstra Kelly Faris, Connecticut Angel Goodrich, Kansas Tianna Hawkins, Maryland Tayler Hill, Ohio State Chucky Jeffery, Colorado Tyaunna Marshall, Georgia Tech Drey Mingo, Purdue Natalie Achonwa, Notre Dame Kayla Alexander, Syracuse Rachel Banham, Minnesota Alex Bentley, Penn State Tiffany Bias, Oklahoma State Gennifer Brandon, California Brandi Brown, Youngstown State Brittany Chambers, Kansas State Layshia Clarendon, California Hallie Christofferson, Iowa State Jerica Coley, Florida International Jasmine Newsome, UT-Martin Karisma Penn, Illinois Michelle Plouffe, Utah Chelsea Poppens, Iowa State Niveen Rasheed, Princeton Ebony Rowe, Middle Tennessee Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, North Carolina Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown Andrea Smith, South Florida Markel Walker, UCLA Toni Young Oklahoma State
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