Davis earns AP All-American honorable mention

Cory Sanning

During a time in which growing uncertainties surrounding the sports world have everybody in a panic, Tennessee basketball woke up to some positive news on Thursday.

For the first time in her career, junior forward Rennia Davis earned AP All-America honors, claiming a spot on the honorable mention list.

A 6-foot-2 forward from Jacksonville, Florida, Davis was a consistent force for the Lady Vols this season, putting up career-high averages in points (18.0) and rebounds (8.2).

Her scoring average is the highest for a UT player since Candace Parker averaged 21.3 points during the 2007-08 season.

Davis was even more deadly against ranked competition, upping her average to nearly 20 points per game in those contests.

Coming on the heels of her All-SEC First Team selection, Davis was Tennessee’s only returning starter from last season, and proved that taking the next step would be no challenge.

She shot 47 percent from the field on the season while knocking down her free throws at a 80.2 percent clip. 

Davis also tallied 11 double-doubles, tied for seventh-most in program history while scoring in double figures in 28 consecutive games, including six games with 20 points or more.

Those weren’t the only postseason honors that were bestowed upon the former Ribault High School standout, either.

Taking home three SEC Player of the Week awards throughout the year, Davis also placed in the Cheryl Miller Award Top 10 and was named National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers’ Association.

The Lady Vols finished 21-10, including 10-6 in SEC play, under Davis’ guidance in the first season of the Kelli Harper era. 

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