Add another accolade to the long list Mackenzie Holmes has accrued throughout her storied IU career.
Holmes was named a preseason All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday. She’s one of six players on the All-American team, along with Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, LSU’s Angel Reese, Virginia Tech’s Elizabeth Kitley, UConn’s Paige Bueckers, and Stanford’s Cameron Brink. Clark was the lone unanimous selection.
Holmes is Indiana’s first-ever AP preseason All-American. She was also the program’s first postseason AP All-American back in 2021, and she became IU’s first-ever first-team selection last year. She’s coming off a huge season, with 22.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 68 percent from the field, which ranked second in the country.
Indiana opens its season against Northwood on Wednesday, November 1 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.