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Syracuse’s Alexis Peterson earns AP All-American honors

She’s the third All-American in program history.

NCAA Womens Basketball: NCAA Tournament Second Round-Syracuse vs Connecticut David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

After an impressive individual campaign where she averaged 23.4 points, seven assists, 3.5 rebounds and three steals per game, Syracuse Orange guard Alexis Peterson was named a second-team AP All-American today.

As mentioned on Twitter above, Peterson is the third AP All-American in Syracuse women’s basketball history, joining Nichole Michael (2009-10) and Kayla Alexander (2012-13). All three honorees have been coached by Quentin Hillsman, who’s brought the program to new heights since arriving on campus over a decade ago.

Peterson was up for a host of notable honors this season, including national player of the year awards, All-American teams and an impressive effort as the ACC women’s basketball player of the year.

While it was disappointing to see the Orange’s season end early in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, that doesn’t take away from what Peterson and the rest of this senior class were able to accomplish over the course of their careers. They were the winningest class in school history, made the school’s first Final Four and became a weekly fixture in the top 25.

Peterson finished her time at SU as the team’s second-leading scorer and first in assists, as well as third in steals.

Congrats to Alexis, and good luck in the upcoming WNBA Draft!