Rennia Davis earns WBCA, USBWA honors

Rennia Davis – Lady Vols / Credit: UT Athletics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s Rennia Davis has added two more All-America honorable mention accolades to her list of postseason awards, earning distinction from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and the United States Basketball Writers Association.

The WBCA honor was the third of Davis’ career, while the USBWA nod was her second. Those awards follow previously-announced Associated Press Honorable Mention kudos for the second year in a row.

Davis, a 6-foot-2 forward from Jacksonville, Fla., averaged 17.3­ points and 8.8 rebounds per game to pace Tennessee in both categories this season. She shot 48.0 percent from the field and 85.3 percent at the free-throw line. Even better in SEC play, Davis put up 20.0 ppg. and 9.0 rpg. while shooting 52.3 percent from the floor and 85.2 at the charity stripe.

Her worksheet also included 10 double-doubles and 10 games of 20 or more points, leading UT to a 17-8 final record, a third-place mark of 9-4 in SEC play, a No. 13 AP national ranking and advancement to the NCAA Tournament Second Round for the first time since 2018.

Davis earned All-SEC accolades for the third time in her career, including first-team honors the past two seasons. She also was an AP All-America Honorable Mention choice for the second time, a finalist for the Cheryl Miller Award and a repeat candidate as well for the Wade Trophy, Naismith Trophy and John R. Wooden Award.

From a career standpoint, the projected first-round pick in the upcoming WNBA Draft concluded her UT tenure fourth all-time among Lady Vols in double-doubles with 39, trailing only Chamique Holdsclaw (57), Mercedes Russell (46) and Candace Parker (45). She was fifth in career 20-point scoring games with 23.

In the Lady Vol record book, Davis wound up ninth in scoring (1,815) and points per game (15.4), 10th in rebounds (947) and sixth in rebounds per game at 8.03 rpg. Additionally, she finished sixth in free-throw percentage (.816), eighth in field goals attempted (1,477) and ninth in field goals made (696).

-UT Athletics