Mackenzie Holmes named First Team All-American

Mackenzie Holmes’ historic season for Indiana women’s basketball just added a new headline.

Holmes was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press on Monday. It’s the first time a Hoosier has earned that distinction.

The senior placed seventh in the country with 22.3 points per game, and her 68.8 field goal percentage ranked second in the nation. She also averaged 1.9 blocks per game (32nd in the country), which helped her earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors. She added 7.3 rebounds per game to those figures.

Holmes is a finalist for the Lisa Leslie Award, the Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy, the Wooden Award, and the USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale Player of the Year.

This was Holmes’ second All-American season; she was an honorable mention as a sophomore in 2020-21. Additionally, graduate student Grace Berger was named an honorable mention for the second consecutive season.

The Hoosiers earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. They open tournament play on Saturday against either Tennessee Tech or Monmouth.