Colorado Basketball: Mya Hollingshed named an All-American honorable mention for the second time in her career

There are few players who have done as much for a program as Mya Hollingshed has done for the Buffs. Not only was Mya named first team All-Pac-12 against this season. She is now the honoree of Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-America team for the second year in a row. Not a lot of players can say that and Mya will be the first one to be humble about it.

Head coach JR Payne is extremely proud of her, as she always is. Mya has always poured her heart and soul into Colorado and now leaves Boulder as a two-time all american. It’s pretty special.

Hollingshed is a redshirt senior and fifth year starter out of Houston, Texas. A place no stranger to some of phenomenal athletes. She began her career in 2017 and has only gotten better and better each year out. Finishing her senior year averaging 14.5 points a game and 7.2 rebounds. Mya is a show stopper and game changer any time she’s on the floor. A leader, and an unselfish one at that. She is there not only to help her team, but to make them all better in the process. That is the type of maturity and heart that any WNBA team is going to be blessed to have.

All of her accolades will stand strong in Boulder for many many years to come. She is a Lisa Van Goor Rebounding Award winner twice. A 2020 Offensive MVP winner, and a multiple winner of first team All-Pac-12. Now a consecutive All-American. Mya is also very intellectually gifted and is now working towards her masters degree.

The double-double darling of Boulder finished her elusive career at sixth in career points with 1,681 and 911 rebounds. Mya finished in ninth place all time with career starts at 110. She also ranked in the top 10 in several other categories, and was the first Buff to ever play in more than 140 games. You could write an entire book on her career, and even bigger one on the type of human being she is.

Hollingshed could have easily opted out and gone to the WNBA this year and would have been a huge success already. But she made a promise to the team and to her fans to bring Colorado back to the NCAA Tournament. She fulfilled that promise and brought the Buffs back to the forefront of women’s college basketball. For that we are all forever grateful, and forever proud.

The WNBA Draft is on April 11th in New York City. Set it be aired live on ESPN. Mya looks to be projected into the second round. Tune in to see the first Buff taken since 2013. Good lucky Mya, we will follow you with pride every step of the way.