LUBBOCK, Texas – For the first time in her career, Texas Tech Lady Raider basketball senior Brittany Brewer was named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press on Thursday. Brewer becomes the first Lady Raider All-American in 14 years, and the recognition marks 26th All-America accolade in program history.
Brewer is coming off an outstanding senior season in which she was the only player in the country to average 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks per game. Brewer was named a First Team All-Big 12 recipient for the first time in her career and also made the Big 12 All-Defensive Team.
The Abilene, Texas, native is one of five finalists for the Lisa Leslie Award, given annually to the best center in the country. She was also named a top-10 semifinalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award.
Broke the school record for blocks in a season with 127, averaging 4.4 on the year to rank second in the country and first among Power Five players. The senior had a career high 15 double-doubles on the season to rank fifth in the Big 12 and 22nd among NCAA DI players. She also turned in the first triple double by a Lady Raider in 22 years, recording 12 points, 14 rebounds and an NCAA-record tying 16 blocks in the Texas Tech win over Louisiana Monroe.
Brewer became the first player in program history to be named a First Team Academic All-American twice, and was also the first player in school history to be named CoSIDA Academic All-America Team Member of the Year.