LAS VEGAS ( – UNLV senior center Desi-Rae Young was named to the 2024 NCAA Division I WBCA All-America Women’s basketball honorable mention team, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced earlier today. Young is the first Lady Rebel since 2004 to earn the All-American honorable mention nod.

The 6-foot-1 Las Vegas native is only the seventh Lady Rebel in school history to be named an All-America honorable mention. The hometown hero finished her phenomenal UNLV career being only one of two Lady Rebels in program history to reach the 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds mark. Additionally, Young marked her name in the top-10 of eight different all-time categories and is top-5 in seven of the eight categories. She is ranked second in all-time scoring with 2,017 points, second in field goals made (799), second in field goal percentage (.562), third in free throw attempts (606), fourth in free throws made (408), fourth in rebounds (1,081) and fifth in field goal attempts (1,421).

Her remarkable career also includes being honored 11 times as Mountain West Player of the Week, two-time MW Player of the Year, four-time All-Mountain West selection, three-time MW All-Defensive team, two-time MW All-Tournament team, the 2023 MW Championship Tournament MVP and the 2021 MW Freshman of the Year. Young was also a 2024 Top-10 Finalist for the prestigious Lisa Leslie Award and a two-time Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year Semifinalist. During her senior campaign, Young had one of her best seasons of basketball leading the squad with a career-high 18.2 points per game. She was one of four DI players this season to at least average 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and a steal per game this season.

Young helped the Lady Rebels to three consecutive MW regular season titles, tournament titles and three straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament. In this season’s first round appearance, Young was a force to be reckoned with as she led the Lady Rebels with 30 points by shooting 15-for-19 from the field. Her 30 points is the most scored by a Lady Rebel in the NCAA Tournament and her 15 made field goals is also the most for UNLV in the NCAA Tournament.

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