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Kelsey Mitchell is first OSU women's basketball player to be named a four-time All-American

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-29 13:43:36-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Kelsey Mitchell became the first player to be named a four-time All-American in the Ohio State women’s basketball program.

Mitchell was named Tuesday to the 2017-18 U.S. Basketball Writers Women's All-America first team.

Mitchell is just the fourth player to be named a USBWA All-American four times, joining Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw, UConn's Maya Moore and Oklahoma's Courtney Paris.

Mitchell, a 2014 Princeton High School graduate, is expected to be among the first few selections in the April 12 WNBA Draft in New York. ESPN2 will air the first round at 7 p.m.

Mitchell completed her collegiate career as the NCAA’s second all-time leading scorer with 3,402 points for her career.

Ohio State completed its season March 19 after a loss to Central Michigan in the NCAA Tournament at St. John Arena. Mitchell had 28 points in her final Ohio State game.

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“She has been an unbelievable player and has been a great ambassador for our program and for this athletic department and even this university,” Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff told the Columbus Dispatch about Mitchell. “She will go on to be one of the greatest players to ever play this game.”

For the third time in her career, Mitchell was named the Big Ten Player of the Year. She shared the honor with Iowa’s Megan Gustafson who was voted by the media while Mitchell earned the distinction from the coaches. Mitchell was also named first team All-Big Ten for the fourth-straight year

In late January, Mitchell became the Big Ten’s all-time leading basketball scorer (male or female) in a win over visiting Michigan State.