TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Women’s Basketball student-athletes Leticia Romero and Shakayla Thomas continue to add to their award collection, with each earning Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-America honors. The two Seminole standouts have each been honored as WBCA All-Americans for the second straight season. Both performers were also named Associated Press All-Americans as well, while Romero recently earned a spot as a Senior CLASS Award First Team All-American.
Washington’s Kelsey Plum was recognized as the 2017 Wade Trophy winner, considered the “Heisman of Women’s Basketball.” In addition to Romero and Thomas, eighth other ACC student-athletes were recognized as WBCA All-Americans.
Thomas earns her third All-America award since coming to FSU as a freshman in 2014. The Sylacauga, Ala., native was the ACC Player of the Year as selected by the league’s coaches, averaging 14.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and shooting 49.4 percent from the floor.
Romero joined Thomas as an All-ACC First Team member this past season, finishing second on the team with 12.5 points while shooting 48.6 percent from the floor and 50.9 percent from three-point range. The Las Palmas, Spain, native finishes her career as one of the best players in program history, emerging as the program’s lone three-time All-American in three years played.
Romero and Thomas guided FSU to a 28-7 overall record, a 13-3 conference mark and a runner-up finish in the ACC regular season. The Seminoles were one of seven NCAA programs to reach the Elite Eight in at least two of the last three seasons, reaching the round of eight this past season.
Founded in 1981, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women’s and girls’ basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport.