Tori Jankoska Named Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American
The senior guard earns her first All-America honor.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State women’s basketball senior guard Tori Jankoska was named to the Associated Press honorable mention All-America team, as announced by the AP on Monday.
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Jankoska’s honor is the ninth AP All-America accolade in program history and the third in the last three years. She joins Lindsay Bowen (2004-05), Kristin Haynie (2004-05), Liz Shimek (2004-05, 2005-06), Allyssa DeHaan (2009-10), Kalisha Keane (2010-11) and Aerial Powers (2014-15, 2015-16). Powers and Shimek are the only MSU players to earn multiple All-America accolades. Overall, MSU has had seven different players named AP All-Americans.
Jankoska, a Freeland, Michigan, native is one of five players from the Big Ten Conference named AP All-American. Maryland’s Brionna Jones was named to the first-team, while Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell was selected to the second team. Maryland’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough was named to the third team. Jankoska was joined on the honorable mention team by Northwestern’s Nia Coffey.
The Spartan guard had a stellar senior campaign, becoming the MSU career scoring leader and the first Spartan women’s basketball player to eclipse the 2,000-point mark, ending her career with 2,212 points. She also broke the Michigan State single-season scoring record with 746 points this season, which currently ranks second in the Big Ten. Jankoska broke Powers’ single-season record, averaging 22.6 ppg. She also set the Spartan single-game scoring record with 42 points against Big Ten rival Ohio State on Jan. 10.
Jankoska also became Michigan State’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made with 320 and free throws made with 478. She was also second in career assists with 489. A sharp-shooter from beyond the arc, she also broke the MSU single-season record for treys with 122. The senior also had the only triple-double in the Big Ten this season when she scored 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a win against Minnesota on Feb. 16. It was just the third triple-double in women’s basketball history and the first since Kristin Haynie in 2005.
Michigan State ended the 2016-17 season 21-12, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight season and the 16th time overall. Michigan State has gone to the NCAA Tournament 13 of the last 15 seasons. The Spartans have won at least 20 games in 13 of the last 14 seasons.