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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Hawkeyes guard Ally Disterhoft is getting some preseason recognition, being named to the preseason All-Big ten Team.

Disterhoft, who has played in every game of her college career, has garnered numerous awards in her two seasons at Iowa. She was a second team All-Big Ten selection in 2015. In 2014, she received honorable mention All-Big Ten and was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and Big Ten All-Tournament Team.

Disterhoft, an Iowa City native, ranks 34th in program history for scoring with 977 points. Last season she led Iowa in points for the season with 503 and points per game with 14.8. She has scored in double digits in 45-of-51 career games.

Ally, who started every game of her sophomore season and 17 her freshman season, has also excelled off the court. She has been named Academic All-Big Ten, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and to the Dean’s List. She was the only sophomore to be named a third team CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American in 2014.

Iowa starts the 2015-16 season November 13 with the annual Hawkeye Challenge.

All the Big Ten preseason awards handed out are below.

2015-16 COACHES BIG TEN PRESEASON RANKINGS
1.       Maryland
2.       Ohio State
3.       Michigan State

2015-16 COACHES PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM
Ally Disterhoft, Jr., G, IOWA
Brionna Jones, Jr., C, MD
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Jr., G, MD
Aerial Powers, Jr., F, MSU
Rachel Banham, Sr., G, MINN
Rachel Theriot, Sr., G, NEB
Nia Coffey, Jr., F, NU
Ameryst Alston, Sr., G, OSU
Kelsey Mitchell, So., G, OSU
Kahleah Copper, Sr., F/G, RU

2015-16 COACHES PRESEASON BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kelsey Mitchell, So., G, OSU

2015-16 MEDIA BIG TEN PRESEASON RANKINGS
1.       Maryland
2.       Ohio State
3.       Northwestern

2015-16 MEDIA PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM
Brionna Jones, Jr., C, MD
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Jr., G, MD
Tori Jankoska, Jr., G, MSU
Aerial Powers, Jr., F, MSU
Rachel Banham, Sr., G, MINN
Rachel Theriot, Sr., G, NEB
Nia Coffey, Jr., F, NU
Ameryst Alston, Sr., G, OSU
Kelsey Mitchell, So., G, OSU
Kahleah Copper, Sr., F/G, RU

2015-16 MEDIA PRESEASON BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR 
Kelsey Mitchell, So., G, OSU

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