TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Women’s Basketball junior guard Morgan Jones has been selected as an honorable mention All-American, announced on Saturday by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
The native of Jonesboro, Ga., becomes the 21st All-American in Florida State Women’s Basketball history. Since 2014, FSU has produced at least one All-American in each of the past eight years.
“I am so honored and humbled to be named an All-American,” Jones said. “Through the ups and downs, the doubters and every obstacle I faced, I kept my faith in God’s Plan and worked hard regardless. It is a great honor and I am thankful, but it only motivates me to go harder and reach levels that I have yet to tap into.”
Jones made dramatic strides in her game as a junior, leading the Seminoles to their eighth consecutive NCAA Tournament. She averaged 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, shot 45.4 percent (89-of-196) from the floor and added 23 steals and 17 blocks.
She is the first FSU guard to be named to the All-ACC First Team and the All-Defensive Team in the same season. She also joins FSU legends Natasha Howard, Jacinta Monroe and Brooke Wyckoff as the program’s four All-Americans who made both of those teams as well.
Jones proved to not be your average guard in 2020-21, being the first one to lead the Seminoles in rebounding since 2006 and the third ever at FSU.
.@MorganAmari_ led us in rebounding this season.
— FSU Women's Hoops (@fsuwbb) March 30, 2021
In the 2020-21 season, Jones had a couple signature performances that elevated her toward the top of the ACC’s most talented players list. On Jan. 21, she recorded a phenomenal 36-point performance along with 10 rebounds in a 95-88 double overtime victory at the Tucker Center. The scoring output was the highest of any ACC player this past season.
Jones followed with a 26-point, 10-rebound game in a 68-59 win over No. 3 Louisville on Feb. 21, getting to the line 15 times and converting 12 free throws. She scored in double figures in 12 of her 18 games played, but also found ways to impact the game from the defensive end.
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority member and Sport Management major is expected to be one of the top seniors to watch in the ACC next season as Florida State prepares to bring back a much-experienced roster that could compete for an ACC title.
Here are the 2021 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-Americans:
Aliyah Boston University of South Carolina Sophomore Forward
Paige Bueckers University of Connecticut Freshman Guard
Caitlin Clark University of Iowa Freshman Guard
Chelsea Dungee University of Arkansas Redshirt Senior Guard
Dana Evans University of Louisville Senior Guard
Naz Hillmon University of Michigan Junior Forward
Rhyne Howard University of Kentucky Junior Guard
Aari McDonald University of Arizona Senior Guard
NaLyssa Smith Baylor University Junior Forward
Kiana Williams Stanford University Senior Guard
Here are the 42 student-athletes who received 2021 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America honorable mention:
Shakira Austin University of Mississippi
Janelle Bailey University of North Carolina
Kierstan Bell Florida Gulf Coast University
Grace Berger Indiana University
Charli Collier University of Texas
Zia Cooke University of South Carolina
Lorela Cubaj Georgia Institute of Technology
Elissa Cunane North Carolina State University
Rennia Davis University of Tennessee
Anna DeWolfe Fordham University
Kysre Gondrezick West Virginia University
Aleah Goodman Oregon State University
Vivian Gray Texas Tech University
Arella Guirantes Rutgers University
Anastasia Hayes Middle Tennessee State University
Mya Hollingshed University of Colorado
Rickea Jackson Mississippi State University
Ashley Joens Iowa State University
Morgan Jones Florida State University
N’dea Jones Texas A&M University
Micaela Kelly Central Michigan University
Lotta-Maj Lahtinen Georgia Institute of Technology
Ayoka Lee Kansas State University
Charlisse Leger-Walker Washington State University
Selena Lott Marquette University
Natasha Mack Oklahoma State University
Tiana Mangakahia Syracuse University
Diamond Miller University of Maryland
Que Morrison University of Georgia
Olivia Nelson-Ododa University of Connecticut
Michaela Onyenwere University of California, Los Angeles
Charisma Osborne University of California, Los Angeles
Ashley Owusu University of Maryland
DiDi Richards Baylor University
Myah Selland South Dakota State University
Destiny Slocum University of Arkansas
Jenna Staiti University of Georgia
IImar’I Thomas University of Cincinnati
Unique Thompson Auburn University
Jasmine Walker University of Alabama
Maddy Westbeld University of Notre Dame
Christyn Williams University of Connecticut
About the WBCA
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. Visit WBCA.org for more details about the association.