MTSU's Ebony Rowe earns honorable mention All-America honors

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 6:17pm

The leading rebounder in Middle Tennessee State women’s basketball history is now an All-American.

Forward Ebony Rowe was named honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press on Tuesday. She joins Chrissy Givens (2007), Amber Holt (2009) and Alysha Clark (2010) as the only Blue Raiders to earn All-America honors.

Rowe, a 6-foot-1 junior from Lexington, Ky., averaged 19.7 points and 11.2 rebounds in 2012-13. She ranked in the top 20 in the country in four categories. She recorded 21 double-doubles to add to her school record of 53 in her career. She also set the single-season school record with 189 offensive rebounds.

In just three years, she grabbed the most rebounds (1,014) in program history. She is the only MTSU women’s basketball player with more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.

Also earning All-America honors was Tennessee guard Meighan Simmons, who was named to the third team. Simmons, a 5-9 junior from Cibolo, Texas, averages 17.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 steals. The Lady Vols play Louisville on Tuesday for a trip to the Final Four.