Khara Smith Named Third Team AP All-American

CHICAGO – After rewriting the DePaul record books throughout her career, senior forward Khara Smith became the first three-time All-American in program history as she was named to The Associated Press' third team. Smith was also a third team selection following her sophomore and junior seasons.

Smith led the Blue Demons to their first Sweet Sixteen appearance this season while matching a program record with 27 victories. She totaled 23 double-doubles during her senior campaign while averaging 17.8 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.

She finished her collegiate career with a career-high 20 rebounds against LSU in the San Antonio Regional Semifinals. The 20 boards marked the first time since Dec. 1997 that a DePaul player accumulated at least 20 rebounds in a game. The Wooden Award and Wade Trophy finalist leaves DePaul as the program's all-time leader in games played, rebounds and field goal percentage. She is ranked among DePaul's top six all-time in 12 of 17 statistical categories.

LSU senior Seimone Augustus headlined the AP first team as the lone unanimous selection followed by North Carolina junior Ivory Latta, Rutgers senior Cappie Pondexter, Baylor senior Sophia Young and Oklahoma freshman Courtney Paris. Paris is the first freshman to be named a first team AP All-American.

The AP second team featured Tennessee freshman Candace Parker, Duke senior Monique Currie, Ohio State junior Jessica Davenport, Stanford sophomore Candice Wiggins and Maryland sophomore Crystal Langhorne.

Smith was the on the third team with Utah senior Kim Smith, LSU sophomore Sylvia Fowles, Georgia sophomore Tasha Humphrey and Temple senior Candice Dupree.

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