Carleton named second team All-American


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Senior Bridget Carleton runs the ball into Bear territory during the Cyclones game against Missouri State in the second round of the NCAA Championship on March 25 at Hilton Coliseum. The Cyclones lost to the Bears 69-60.

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Although her Iowa State career is over, Bridget Carleton continues to rack up awards for her outstanding senior season.

On Monday, Carleton was named to the Associated Press All-America second team. Carleton was named the 2019 Big 12 Player of the Year back in March, and led the conference in points per game with 21.7 en route to breaking Iowa State’s single season record with 760 points. She also averaged 8.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. 

Carleton led Iowa State to 26 wins this season, the most since the 2008-09 season. Iowa State finished second in the Big 12 for the first time since 2012-13 and advanced to the championship game.

The Cyclones earned a 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament and defeated New Mexico State 97-61 in the first round, advancing to the second round for the first time since the 2012-13 season. Carleton led the Cyclones in both NCAA Tournament games, scoring 23 in the first round and 31 in the second round.

Carleton finished her Cyclone career with 2,142 points, which ranks as the second most in Iowa State history. Carleton ultimately fell just eight points short of breaking Angie Welle’s record of 2,149 career points. 

Carleton is the third player in Iowa State history to earn AP second team All-America honors, joining Angie Welle in 2002 and Stacy Frese in 2000.

Carleton was listed as a second round selection in ESPN’s latest WNBA mock draft. The draft takes place on April 10.