Lady Vols’ Rennia Davis garners USBWA postseason accolades

Rennia Davis – Lady Vols / Credit: UT Athletics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The United States Basketball Writers Association announced Monday its women’s basketball All-America team, and Tennessee’s Rennia Davis was among those earning honorable mention.

Davis, a 6-foot-2 junior forward from Jacksonville, Fla., earned national distinction from the USBWA for the first time in her career, coming on the heels of being named AP All-America Honorable Mention last week and All-SEC First Team the week before.

Tennessee’s leading scorer and rebounder, Davis averaged career bests of 18.0 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this season, which are the sixth and seventh-best ever, respectively, by a UT junior. Her scoring average is the best by a Lady Vol since Candace Parker averaged 21.3 ppg. in 2007-08. Against ranked teams, Davis put up even better numbers, averaging 19.8 points per contest against those squads.

Davis connected on 46.9 percent of her attempts from the field and 80.2 percent from the free throw line, and she tallied a team-leading 34 three-pointers this season. Additionally, Davis was second on the team in steals (28) and third in assists (74).

The Ribault High School graduate recorded 11 double-doubles (tied for seventh most by a UT junior) and scored in double figures in 28 straight games. She posted 25 contests of 15+ points and had six games of 20 or more.

Among other honors in 2019-20, Davis made the Cheryl Miller Award Top 10, the John R. Wooden Top 20 and was a three-time SEC Player of the Week and a USBWA National Player of the Week on one occasion.

Davis was Tennessee’s only active returning starter from a year ago, when the Lady Vols placed 19-13 overall and finished eighth in the SEC at 7-9. This season, the UT standout helped her team improve to 21-10 overall and finish in a tie for third in the league at 10-6 during the first-season of the Kellie Harper era.

-UT Athletics

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