OSU's Mitchell named National Freshman of the Year

OSU's Mitchell named National Freshman of the Year

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OSU's Mitchell named National Freshman of the Year

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Ohio State freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell was named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association 2015 National Freshman of the Year, the Ohio State women’s basketball program announced on Sunday.

Kelsey Mitchell was named a national freshman of the year on Sunday.

Kelsey Mitchell was named a national freshman of the year on Sunday.

Mitchell, a 2014 Princeton High School graduate, was named a first-team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers of America on March 31. She was just the fourth freshman to receive that award.

Mitchell was the first freshman to lead the country in scoring at 24.9 points per game and she scored an Ohio State and Big Ten record 873 points. Mitchell also made an NCAA single-season record 127 three-pointers while also shooting over 41 percent from the floor and over 83 percent from the foul line.

In addition to her scoring, Mitchell also got her teammates involved as she led the team with 146 assists. She accounted for 42.6 percent of the Buckeye offense which was the fifth-highest scoring offense in the country this season.

Mitchell was named the Big Ten Co-Player of the Year and named a second team All-American by the Associated Press. She was just the fifth Buckeye to earn first or second team AP All-America status in women’s basketball.

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