Iowa State's Bridget Carleton named second-team All-American

Tommy Birch
The Des Moines Register

Bridget Carleton was named to the second team on the Associated Press' All-America honors Monday, a cap to her brilliant Iowa State career.

Carleton was the centerpiece of one of the best Iowa State women’s basketball teams in the past decade and helped turn around a struggling team from a season ago into one of the best in the Big 12 Conference.

Behind her strong senior season, the Cyclones amassed 13 Big 12 wins, matching a single-season school record. Their 23 regular season victories also tied a school mark. And Carleton, who broke Iowa State’s single-season scoring record, guided the Cyclones to a second place finish in the Big 12 and Big 12 Tournament.

Carleton's career ended in an NCAA Tournament loss March 25. She is among the most decorated players in school history.

She finished her college career as Iowa State’s second-leading scorer (2,142 points) and is ranked in the top five in blocked shots (third with 128), field goals made (third with 712), steals (third with 211), 3-pointers (fifth with 255). She also became the first Iowa State player to earn Big 12 Player of the Year honors.

Iowa's Megan Gustafson was a first-team All-American selection.

The second team consists of Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale, Baylor's Kalani Brown, California's Kristine Anigwe, Stanford's Alanna Smith and Carleton.