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Rowe earns WBCA Honorable Mention All-America accolade

Forward averaged 19.7 points and 11.2 rebounds

April 6, 2013 · @MTAthletics

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Middle Tennessee's Ebony Rowe picked up another accolade on Saturday by earning All-America Honorable Mention from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

The Lexington, Ky., product averaged 19.7 points and 11.2 rebounds in 33 games. She was ranked in four categories in the NCAA's top 25 and completed 21 doubles during the season. Rowe grabbed a single-season school record of 189 offensive rebounds, while earning second all-time in defensive rebounds (179) and total rebounds (368) during a season. Her 650 points scored was the seventh-best single-season performance during Middle Tennessee's 38-year history.

Earlier in the week, Rowe was named by the Associated Press as an Honorable Mention All-American. The WBCA Honorable Mention All-America honor is the fourth for a Blue Raider. Alysha Clark was a two-time selection in 2009 and 2010 and Amber Holt earned honorable mention during the 2008 season.

The forward earned spots on the Sun Belt All-Conference team, Sun Belt All-Tournament team and the WBCA All-Region 4 team. Rowe was named a top 30 finalist for the Naismith Award, which is given to the nation's best women's basketball player.

She grabbed the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week award on three occasions, the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week honor a state-best six times and earned the Nashville Sport Council's Ed Temple Female Amateur Athlete of the Year for 2012.

Rowe reached the school's top-10 career ledger in 12 different categories. In just three seasons at Middle Tennessee, she has totaled 1,719 points which ranks ninth in school history. She is the leading rebounder in program history, corralling 1,014 in three seasons to become the first women's basketball player at MT to compile 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. In addition to total rebounds, she is the program leader with 508 offensive boards and third all-time with 506 defensive rebounds. Rowe is eighth at Middle Tennessee in minutes played (3,550), field goals made (678) and blocks. She holds the school record with 53 career double-doubles and has reached double figures in 92 of 97 career games played.

Middle Tennessee closed out a successful season that saw the team post a 25-8 record with regular season and postseason Sun Belt titles. In addition, the Blue Raiders made a school-record fifth consecutive appearance to the NCAA Tournament.

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