UC San Diego junior point guard Chelsea Carlisle
was named to the 2011 NCAA Division II State Farm Coaches' All-America team for the second consecutive season, it was announced Tuesday by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
After earning first team honors as a sophomore in 2010, Carlisle was selected to the 30-member honorable mention squad this year, becoming the first Triton to earn All-America accolades in consecutive seasons since Leora Juster accomplished the feat in 2006 and 2007.
One of five representatives from the West Region, Carlisle was joined by Amanda Dunbar of Western Washington, Hanna Johansson of Alaska Anchorage and Eisha Sheppard of Cal State San Bernardino on the honorable mention squad. Cal Poly Pomona's Reyana Colson was a first team selection.
"What another tremendous honor for Chelsea. We are so glad that her efforts have been recognized once again," UCSD head coach Charity Elliott said. "She had another great year for us and I'm so proud of the way she has expanded her game and leadership on this team. Her will to win is unmatched and we are thrilled we've got her back for another year."
Carlisle led UCSD to an overall record of 20-11 this season, averaging team-highs of 18.4 points, 5.6 assists and 2.2 steals. She directed the California Collegiate Athletic Association's top-ranked offense, as the Tritons averaged a league-high 72.8 points per game. She led the conference in both assists and three-point shooting, while ranking second in scoring and third in steals.
The Agoura Hills, Calif. native became UCSD's all-time single season assist leader after dishing out six helpers in the Tritons' 76-50 rout of Cal State San Bernardino in the final game of the regular season on February 25. She finished with a total of 174 assists on the season.
Carlisle and the Tritons advanced to the CCAA Tournament Semifinals in Hayward earlier this month, where they lost a 78-75 decision to eventual tournament and West Regional Champion Cal Poly Pomona.
The 2011 NCAA Division II All-America Teams were determined by a vote of the WBCA/State Farm selection committee. The committee is comprised one representative from each of the eight Division II geographical regions and a chairperson.
For a complete list of the teams, click here.