Arizona’s Aari McDonald earns Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Co-Defensive Player of the Year accolades after leading the league in steals

The Pac-12 announced its year-end Pac-12 Women’s Basketball All-Conference and Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva, with Arizona’s Aari McDonald collecting Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors. McDonald earns her second Pac-12 Defensive Player of Year award after leading the league with 2.7 steals per game for the second consecutive year. She helped Arizona hold its opponents to 56.6 points per game, which ranks 29th in the country. McDonald is also currently one of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award.