UCSB freshman center Ila Lane has been selected as an honorable mention choice on the Associated Press All-America Women’s Basketball Team.
Lane is the fourth student-athlete in program history to be named to an AP All-American team, following in the footsteps of Erin Buescher (1999, 2000), Lindsay Taylor (2003), and Kristen Mann (2004, 2005), and is the first freshman to be recognized.
Earlier this month, she was named the Big West Freshman of the Year, the first UCSB player to win the award since 2007 and the fifth to earn the honor, joining Buescher, Taylor, Mann, and Jordan Franey.
The 6-foot-4 Moraga native finished the season as the only player averaging a double-double in the Big West with 15.3 points and 13 rebounds per game.
She recorded 19 double-doubles during the season, which led the conference and ranked fourth in the NCAA. She led all freshman in the nation in this category.
She also finished the regular season as the national leader in rebounds per game and second in the country in total rebounds (378).
A three-time Big West Player of the Week, she achieved three 20-point, 20-rebound performances durng the conference season.
The Woodside Priory School product also made history in her rookie year, corralling the eighth-most rebounds and averaging the fifth-most rebounds per game in a single season in Big West history.
To view the full AP All-America announcement, click here.