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Cardoso Adds to All-America Honors – University of South Carolina Athletics

Cardoso Adds to All-America Honors – University of South Carolina Athletics

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina women’s basketball senior Kamilla Cardoso was named to the 2024 John R. Wooden Award presented by Principal All American Team, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced today via ESPN2. The 10 selections represent the top vote-getters in the quest to earn the Wooden Award

Cardoso has already drawn All-America honors from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (First Team) and the Associated Press (Second team), and she is a finalist for Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and the Lisa Leslie Center of the Year Award. The All-SEC First-Team selection and SEC Defensive Player of the Year is the Gamecocks’ top scorer (14.1 ppg) and rebounder (9.4 rpg). Impacting the game on both ends of the floor, she leads the SEC and is 19th in the nation in player offensive rating (128.5) while ranking third in the SEC (behind teammates Ashlyn Watkins and MiLaysia Fulwiley) and 10th in the nation in player defensive rating (72.6). In more traditional stats, Cardoso is 14th in the country in blocks per game (2.48), 16th in field goal percentage (.589), 34th in double-doubles (14) and 46th in rebounds per game. She has led the Gamecocks in scoring in a team-high 12 games and in rebounding in 17 times.

No. 1/1 South Carolina is in the NCAA Final Four for the fourth-straight season and sixth in the last nine tournaments and will face No. 11/11 NC State on Fri., Apr. 5, at 7 p.m. at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on ESPN.

Continue to check and the team’s social media accounts (@GamecockWBB) for the most up-to-date information on South Carolina women’s basketball.

2023-24 Wooden Award All American Team
Georgia Amoore, Virginia Tech
Cameron Brink, Stanford
Paige Bueckers, UConn
Kamilla Cardoso, South Carolina

Caitlin Clark, Iowa
Aaliyah Edwards, UConn
Hannah Hidalgo, Notre Dame
Elizabeth Kitley, Virginia Tech
Angel Reese, LSU
JuJu Watkins, Southern Cal

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