Harrison and Simmons garner All-American accolades

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A pair of Tennessee Lady Vols have earned national recognition from a couple of organizations that released their 2014 postseason awards in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four in Nashville.

Senior Meighan Simmons and junior Isabelle Harrison were named All-Americans by Full Court, and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) included both players on its All-America team honorable mention list. Both players previously had earned Associated Press All-America honorable mention status.

Simmons, a 5-foot-9 guard from Cibolo, Texas, who named to Full Court's second team, while Harrison, a 6-3 center, was a third-team choice by Full Court. Simmons was a third-team honoree in 2013, while Harrison picked up her first national award from that media outlet.

Simmons was included by the WBCA as an honorable mention choice for the second year in a row, while Harrison was recognized for the first time by the organization.

In her final season as a Lady Vol, Simmons averaged 16.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals per contest. She shot 41.6% from the field, 36.0% from the three-point line and 83.2% from the free throw stripe. She scored 20 or more points on 10 occasions in 2013-14, 30 or more three times and led Tennessee in scoring on 15 occasions. She finished fifth in career scoring at UT with 2,064 points.

Harrison averaged 13.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest and shot 57.7% from the field. The center recorded 18 double-doubles this season to rank first in the SEC, and that total places her No. 1 all-time among Lady Vol juniors and No. 2 among all Lady Vols in any class behind Candace Parker (21 as sophomore). She set a UT record with seven consecutive games of posting double-doubles, scored in double figures in 31 of 35 games and had 20 contests with 10 or more rebounds.


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