EUGENE, Ore. – A few days after being named an Associated Press first-team all-American for the third straight year, Oregon women’s basketball senior Sabrina Ionescu on Monday was unanimously selected as the AP women’s national player of the year. Ionescu is the first Duck ever to win AP national player of the year, and she joins Breanna Stewart (2016) as the only unanimous winners in history. “That’s pretty crazy. Someone I look up to and have a good relationship with,” Ionescu told the AP after learning the news. “To be in that class with her is an honor.” The Wooden Award and Wade Trophy winner last season, Ionescu has now been named the AP and national player of the year after her stellar senior season. The Walnut Creek, Calif., native was named the Pac-12 player of the year for the third straight year and completed a four-year sweep of all-Pac-12 honors.
Ionescu is a top-four finalist for the Naismith Trophy and has appeared on every watch list once again for the Wooden Award and Wade Trophy. Ionescu is also a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award, which she has won the last two years.

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