March 31, 2012
SAN DIEGO - San Diego State junior guard Courtney Clements (Long Beach, Calif.) picked up her second honorable mention All-America honor this season, as she was recognized Saturday afternoon by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). Clements becomes the first Aztec to earn All-America honors from two different outlets in the same campaign, as she was also named an honorable mention pick by the Associated Press this past Tuesday.
Clements was one of 42 players to garner honorable mention accolades from the organization in 2012, and is the fourth SDSU player to be tabbed by the coaches, joining Jené Morris (2009-10) and Falisha Wright (1993-94), who were both honorable mention selections, and Chana Perry, who was a first-team All-American in 1989. In addition, this is just the ninth time a player out of the Mountain West has been tabbed by both the AP and coaches in the same season.
Clements was named the 2012 Mountain West Player of the Year, becoming the first Aztec to earn the award in the league's 13-year history. The 6-foot guard was chosen to the MW championship all-tournament team and was a three-time conference player of the week. She led the league in scoring with 17.4 points per game and also ranked first in MW-only outings with a 17.9 average. The first-team all-conference pick scored 20 or more points 13 times, had at least 17 in 21 contests and was not held to less than 10 points in consecutive outings in 2011-12. She also was tops in the Mountain West in free-throw shooting, knocking down 40 of 42 vs. league foes (95.2 percent), while her season percentage of 86.9 at the stripe is third in SDSU history.
The San Diego State women's basketball team completed one of the finest campaigns in school history in 2011-12, compiling a 25-7 overall record, winning both the Mountain West regular-season and tournament titles and advancing to the NCAA championships.
San Diego State Women's Basketball All-Americans
1989 - Chana Perry (first team) 1993 - Falisha Wright (honorable mention) 1994 - Falisha Wright (honorable mention) 2009 - Jené Morris (honorable mention) 2010 - Jené Morris (honorable mention) 2012 - Courtney Clements (honorable mention)