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Megan Walker named WBCA All-American

Walker becomes the latest player to join the Huskies of Honor.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

Megan Walker will officially be enshrined in UConn history. The junior was named a WBCA All-American on Thursday, the entry requirement into the Huskies of Honor at Gampel Pavilion. Walker is the 23rd player to make the wall in program history.

Dating back to 2002 (the furthest back recruiting rankings are available), every former No. 1 recruit that played for UConn is in the Huskies of Honor with the exception of Ann Strother.

Crystal Dangerfield, Olivia Nelson-Ododa and Christyn Williams were honorable mention All-Americans as well.

Along with the WBCA, Walker was also named a First Team AP and USBWA All-American, making her the 16th UConn player of all-time to be consensus All-American according to Alexa Philippou of the Hartford Courant.

This past season was a breakout campaign for Walker, who averaged 19.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game with a 45.1 percent mark from 3-point range. She was named the AAC Player of the Year and followed that up by claiming the AAC Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player award as well.

Coming off a strong season, Walker decided to forgo her final year at UConn and declare for the WNBA Draft with her stock on the rise. She’s projected to be a first round pick and could potentially be a top-five pick.

This is the first time since 2011-12 that the Huskies landed just one WBCA All-American. However, at least one UConn player has made the list every season going all the way back to the 2007-08 campaign.

Chennedy Carter (Texas A&M), Lauren Cox (Baylor), Kathleen Doyle (Iowa), Dana Evans (Louisville), Tyasha Harris (South Carolina), Ruthy Hebard (Oregon), Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon), Aari McDonald (Arizona) and Satou Sabally (Oregon) were the other All-American selections.