Mar 31, 2014; Notre Dame, IN, USA; Baylor Bears guard Odyssey Sims (0) dribbles as Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Natalie Achonwa (11) defends in the first half in the finals of the Notre Dame regional in the 2014 NCAA Tournament at the Purcell Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor's Odyssey Sims Consensus All-America Selection

The 2013-14 season and her collegiate basketball career ended Monday night for Baylor senior star Odyssey Sims. Sims scored a game-high 33 points in a losing cause as her Lady Bears lost to No, 1 seed Notre Dame in the Notre Dame Regional championship of the NCAA Women’s Tournament.

Her season may be over, but individual honors for the Baylor superstar continue to come after four sensational years, including a national championship in 2012.

Sims was named on Tuesday as a unanimous selection to the Associated Press All-America First Team. Tjis is the second time Sims has been named to the AP All-America team. On Monday she was named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-America team.

The 5-8 Baylor senior averaged 28 points a game this season and is only the second women’s player to score 1,000 points in a single season. Sims was just nine points short of breaking the all-time mark for a single season (1,062 points) set by Jackie Stiles in 2000-01.

“She had a phenomenal year,” said Sims’ head coach, Kim Mulkey, about her star player. “She’s bailed us out of a lot of games, but yet as the season progressed, she started trusting her teammates more.”

Joining Sims on the AP All-America team are Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford, Breanna Stewart of the University of Connecticut, Notre Dame’s Kayla McBride and Alyssa Thomas of Maryland.

 

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