Kelsey Plum, third in the nation in scoring at 26.5 points per game, is the Huskies' first academic all-American since 2001.

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An all-American candidate on the court, Kelsey Plum is an all-American in the classroom too.

Washington’s junior point guard, who ranks third in the nation in scoring at 26.5 points per game, was named to the CoSIDA academic all-America second team on Thursday. She’s just the second academic all-American in UW history, and the first since Megan Franza in 2001.

Plum, who has a 3.33 grade-point average in communications studies, earlier this season became the fastest player in Pac-12 history to score 2,000 points, and her average of 26.5 points this season would be a Pac-12 record if it holds up. Earlier in the week, she was named to the all-Pac-12 first team by both the coaches and media for a third-straight year.

The fifth-seeded Huskies (20-9) play 12th-seeded Colorado at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament at KeyArena.

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