Gillespie named honorable mention All-American

Florida State women’s basketball redshirt senior forward Kiah Gillespie has been named a 2020 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American, announced on Thursday afternoon.

The Meriden, Conn., native finished her second and final season with the Seminoles, yet earned All-America honors in both years played with FSU.

Gillespie becomes the sixth Seminole to earn All-America honors in multiple seasons, joining Sue Galkantas (1981 and 1983), Natasha Howard (2011 and 2014), Adut Bulgak (2015 and 2016), Leticia Romero (2015, 2016, 2017) and Shakayla Thomas (2016, 2017, 2018).

Gillespie led the Seminoles with 15.6 points, 8.7 rebounds and shot 45.1 percent (195 of 432) from the floor. She also went 70.7 percent (65-of-92) from the free-throw line and added nearly two assists per game (1.8).

Had Florida State’s NCAA postseason not gotten canceled due to COVID-19, Gillespie would have been well on her way to being the second Seminole with multiple seasons of 500+ points. In 2018-19, Gillespie scored 533 total points. In 2019-20, still with NCAA play to go, she had 499 points.

Gillespie would have joined Florida State Athletics Hall of Famers Galkantas and Wanda Burns along with Thomas as Seminoles with multiple season of 500+ points scored.

In her first playing season with Florida State, Gillespie became the 19th All-American in program history, earning honors from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

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