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Holt Named Third Team All-American

Second All-America award for senior

April 1, 2008 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee senior Amber Holt was voted a Third Team All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday, the program's second straight AP All-America honor and the second All-America accolade for Holt this season.

The Duluth, Ga., native earned First Team All-America honors from CBSSports.com in March, becoming the only First Team All-American in school history.

Holt finished the season with 930 points, the fifth most all-time in one season in NCAA history, and set single-season school records for points, field goals, field goal attempts, free throws, free throw attempts and 30-point games. She averaged a school-best 27.4 points per game and led the nation in scoring for the final 11 weeks of the season.

She posted 14 contests this season with 30-plus points and collected eight double-doubles. Holt is the only player in the nation this season to record two 40-point outings, including 41 points in an upset of No. 8 LSU in December and broke a 21-year-old school record for points in a game with 44 at Louisiana-Monroe in January.

"It's a great honor to be recognized as one of the best players in the country," Holt said. "Our team accomplished so much this season and played against several of the others players on the team. My teammates are a big reason that I was able to win this individual honor."

Holt led the Sun Belt Conference in scoring and ranked second in FG percentage and assist-to-turnover ratio, first in steals and offensive rebounds, third in rebounding, fourth in free throw percentage, and eighth in assists.

She has won an unprecedented five Sun Belt Player of the Week awards and is a member of all three National Player of the Year award watch lists - the Wade Trophy, the Naismith Award and the Wooden Award. Holt is also a finalist for the State Farm All-America team set to be announced next week.

She also does it on the defensive end, drawing 61 charges in 2007-08, almost twice the number the rest of the team has combined. The Meadowcreek High School product was named to the Sun Belt All-Tournament team after the Blue Raiders played in their sixth straight tourney championship game. She broke four individual tournament records, including most points (88), field goals (32), field goal attempts (63) and free throws made (24).

2008 Associated Press All-America Team
First Team

Maya Moore, Connecticut
Candace Parker, Tennessee
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma
Sylvia Fowles, LSU
Candice Wiggins, Stanford

Second Team
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland
Kristi Toliver, Maryland
Erlana Larkins, North Carolina
Angel McCoughtry, Louisville
Andrea Riley, Oklahoma State

Third Team
Tina Charles, Connecticut
Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers
Amber Holt, Middle Tennessee
Leilani Mitchell, Utah

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