Colorado's Kennedy Leonard was named first-team all-Pac-12 by the media on Wednesday, a day after the guard earned the same honor from the conference coaches.
Leonard, a native of Southlake, Texas, is the third CU player to earn first-team all-Pac-12 from both the coaches and media since Colorado joined the conference in 2011-12 (Chucky Jeffery did it twice in 2012 and 2013). She has been among the conference's leaders in most statistical categories this season and is currently in the top four in scoring (17.1), assists (5.7), assist/turnover ratio (2.00) and steals (2.38). Her current assists average is the second-highest in school history and she is just 11 assists away from Ann Troyan's single-season record of 177. Leonard also has two double-doubles this year and four in her two-year career—all with points and assists.
CU is in the midst of a stellar turnaround season and currently 15-14 overall under first-year head coach JRPayne after going 7-23 last year. The Buffs will open the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday against Washington State at 7 p.m. MT at KeyArena in Seattle.