Rodgers Named Honorable Mention AP All-American
March 28, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University junior shooting guard Sugar Rodgers (Suffolk, Va./King's Fork) has been named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press. The sophomore is one of just 40 players nationwide to be honored and one of only eight players from the BIG EAST Conference.
Rodgers led the Hoyas to an impressive season with a record of 23-9 and a mark of 11-5 in BIG EAST play. Georgetown spent the entire season in the national rankings moving as high as No. 10 in the AP Poll and No. 11 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll.
The Blue & Gray finished the regular season tied for fourth in the BIG EAST. Georgetown was awarded an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament receiving the five seed for the third-consecutive year. The Hoyas downed No. 12 Fresno State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to No. 4 Georgia Tech in the second round.
Rodgers was the only player in Georgetown history to earn First Team All-BIG EAST three times in her career and was a unanimous decision the past two years. She led the Hoyas in points in 25 of 32 games this past season with a high of 39 points in the win over Dartmouth University at the Blue Sky Classic.
She averaged 18.5 ppg, to lead the BIG EAST during the regular season, 5.4 rpg to rank third on the team and had a squad-high 71 steals. Rodgers also shot a team-high 81.9 percent from the free throw line and ranked second in assists with 54.
Rodgers earned three BIG EAST Player of the Week honors, tying the most in the conference, and had seven nods to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. She was also named to a number of watch lists for national awards including the Naismith Award, the Wooden Award and the WBCA's "Wade Watch" List. Most recently, Rodgers was named a WBCA Regional All-American nominee.
Earlier this season, Rodgers broke the record for career 3-pointers. She is also second on Georgetown's all-time scoring list. Additionally, Rodgers ranks among the program's best in points in a season, 3-pointers in a season, career three-point percentage, career assists, career and season free throw percentage, career rebounds, as well as career and season steals.
Rodgers is just the second Hoya in program history to earn a place on the AP All-America Team and the first to earn the distinction three times. Georgetown's only other All-American was Rebekkah Brunson who earned Honorable Mention as a senior in 2004.