Berger and Patberg Named 2020 NCAA Division I WBCA Coaches’ All-American Honorable Mention


Indiana guards Ali Patberg and Grace Berger have been named to the 2020 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America honorable mention team.

The duo is the first pair of All-American selections from Indiana since 1986 when Karna Abram and Cindy Bumgarner earned Fast Break All-American Special Mention honors. They were both named to the All-Big Ten First Team this season as the pair led Indiana to a 24-8 overall record and 13-5 finish in Big Ten play. It also marks Indiana’s third and fourth selection to the WBCA Coaches’ All-American honorable mention teams, as Tyra Buss was named an honorable mention selection in 2017 and 2018.

Patberg led Hoosiers with 15.6 points and 5.3 assists per game, finishing as one of 10 finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award for the nation’s top point guard. She started in all 32 games where she also added 4.6 rebounds per game, shot 49 percent from the floor and 38.6 percent from the 3-point line. In addition, the redshirt junior guard dished out 168 assists this season, which ranks fourth in a single season in school history, as she also held a +2.2 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Patberg scored in double figures 26 times including the last 15 consecutive games, scored 20 or more points seven times and led the team in scoring in 18 games. The Columbus, Ind. native was also on a variety of national award lists this season including the Wooden Award watch list, Naismith Trophy watch list and midseason team, Ann Meyers Drysdale Award watch list.

In a breakout sophomore campaign, Berger was the team’s second leading scorer with 13.1 points per game. The Louisville, Ky. native also averaged 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and a team-high 1.4 steals per game while she paced IU in scoring five times and had four 20-point or more scoring games. A sophomore guard, Berger shot 45.6 percent from the floor and 76.9 percent from the free throw line while scoring in double figures 21 times. She improved her scoring by 7.6 points from her freshman season while also tripling her made 3-pointers this season.

WBCA Coaches All-Americans

Name School
Chennedy Carter Texas A&M University
Lauren Cox Baylor University
Kathleen Doyle University of Iowa
Dana Evans University of Louisville
Tyasha Harris University of South Carolina
Ruthy Hebard University of Oregon
Sabrina Ionescu University of Oregon
Aari McDonald University of Arizona
Satou Sabally University of Oregon
Megan Walker University of Connecticut


WBCA Honorable Mention All-Americans

Name School
Bella Alarie Princeton University
Grace Berger Indiana University
Aliyah Boston University of South Carolina
Brittany Brewer Texas Tech University
Jessika Carter Mississippi State University
Bre Cavanaugh Fordham University
Kaila Charles University of Maryland
Te’a Cooper Baylor University
Elissa Cunane North Carolina State University
Crystal Dangerfield University of Connecticut
Rennia Davis University of Tennessee
Nicki Ekhomu Florida State University
Kiah Gillespie Florida State University
Haley Gorecki Duke University
Vivian Gray Oklahoma State University
Arella Guirantes Rutgers University
Naz Hillmon University of Michigan
Becca Hittner Drake University
Rhyne Howard University of Kentucky
Rickea Jackson Mississippi State University
Keri Jewett-Giles Florida Gulf Coast University
Ashley Joens Iowa State University
Stella Johnson Rider University
Jazmine Jones University of Louisville
Dorka Juhasz Ohio State University
Antoinette Miller University of Cincinnati
Beatrice Mompremier University of Miami (FL)
Olivia Nelson-Ododa University of Connecticut
Erica Ogwumike Rice University
Michaela Onyenwere University of California – Los Angeles
Ali Patberg Indiana University
Chelsey Perry University of Tennessee at Martin
Mikayla Pivec Oregon State University
Lindsey Pulliam Northwestern University
Destiny Slocum Oregon State University
NaLyssa Smith Baylor University
Chante Stonewall DePaul University
Ilmar’I Thomas University of Cincinnati
Alexis Tolefree University of Arkansas
Kiana Williams Stanford University  
Christyn Williams University of Connecticut  
Jocelyn Willoughby University of Virginia

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