OKLAHOMA CITY Courtney Paris reeled in a pair of national honors on Thursday afternoon when she was named a finalist for the Kodak All-America Team and Women’s Wooden Award.
Paris became a Kodak finalist by being named to the WBCA Region 5 team. It is the second consecutive season she has been named to the Region 5 squad.
Paris is also among the 16 student-athletes on the official ballot for the Women’s Wooden Award and five-player All-America team.
Last season was the first true freshman in NCAA history to be a consensus All-American. Her first ever consensus status was distinguished by her inclusion on the AP All-American Team, which had never included a true-freshman.
Paris was also a Kodak honoree and Wooden finalist last season.
The Sooner sophomore appears headed for a busy awards season again. She leads the country with 28 double-doubles this season and is in the midst of an NCAA record streak of 56 consecutive double-doubles. Paris is also second nationally in scoring (23.8), rebounding (16.1) and fourth in blocks (3.46).
Paris was joined on the Region 5 Team by Chrissy Givens (Middle Tennessee), Kiera Hardy (Nebraska), Tiffany Jackson (Texas), Crystal Kelly (Western Kentucky), Lyndsey Medders (Iowa State) and Bernice Mosby (Baylor).
She was joined on the official Women’s Wooden Ballot by Marissa Coleman (Maryland), Jessica Davenport (Ohio State), Sylvia Fowles (LSU), Katie Gearlds (Purdue), Chrissy Given (Middle Tennessee), Lindsey Harding (Duke), Tasha Humphrey (Georgia), Crystal Langhorne (Maryland), Erlana Larkins (North Carolina), Ivory Latta (North Carolina), Angel McCoughtry (Louisville), Bernice Mosby (Baylor), Candace Parker (Tennessee), Armintice Price (Ole Miss) and Candice Wiggins (Stanford).