Kathleen Doyle Named Third Team All-American

By RossWB on March 26, 2020 at 10:01 am
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So Luka Garza wasn't the only Hawkeye hoopster to earn All-America honors this season. Kathleen Doyle, who, like Garza, was also named Big Ten Player of the Year, earned All-America recognition for her efforts this season.

She was named to the All-America third team by the USBWA (United States Basketball Writers Association): 

She was joined on the third team by Maryland's Kaila Charles, NC State's Elissa Cunane, Duke's Halley Gorecki, South Carolina's Tyasha Harris, and UCLA's Michaela Onyenwere. 

She was also named to the All-America third team by the AP: 

The AP's third team was virtually identical to the USBWA's, just leaving off Gorecki. 

Doyle's All-America recognition makes it three straight years that Iowa women's basketball has featured a player on the All-America rosters, after Megan Gustafson earned second teams honors in 2018 and first team honors last year. 

Doyle averaged 18.1 ppg (49th best nationally) and dished out 6.3 assists per game, which was the seventh best figure in the nation. Her 189 total assists was the sixth best total nationally. She was the engine that made a really good Iowa team go, and her ascension from really good sidekick to bona fide superstar this year was a key reason why Iowa was in position to earn a Top-4 seed at the NCAA Tournament. 

Congratulations on an excellent senior season, Kathleen. 

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