Fremont standout Timea Gardiner was named to the 2022 girls basketball All-American Team on Tuesday, becoming just the second girls athlete from Utah to receive the prestigious honor since the award’s inception in 2002.
The last time it happened was in 2006, when Mountain View senior Michelle Harrison was named a McDonald’s All-American.
Gardiner, who has signed to play at Oregon State, is averaging 15.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists this season for the top-ranked Silverwolves.
“We are so proud and excited for Timea to be selected to play on the McDonald’s All American team, and grateful for the opportunity to show how Utah basketball is changing and becoming more competitive,” said Fremont coach Lisa Dalebout.
“Timea is one of the most talented players I have had the privilege of coaching. She is dynamic in all aspects of her game. She has always been coachable and looking to improve. She is a great teammate and vocal leader, and is going to do an amazing job representing Fremont High School and the state of Utah.”
🚨MCDONALD’S ALL-AMERICAN🚨 Timea Gardiner has been selected as a McDonald’s All-American for the first time in Fremont’s history! ⭐️ We are so incredibly proud of Timea and all the hard work she has put in to get to this point! CONGRATS T!!!💙 #McDonaldsAllAmerican #AllAmerican pic.twitter.com/zo3Njx4MJu— Fremont Girls BBall (@FremontGBB) January 25, 2022
Gardiner missed the latter part of last season with a knee injury, but she’s dominated so far this season for Fremont.
McDonald’s has announced a boys All-American team dating back to 1977, and seven boy athletes from Utah have been selected to the team.
Those seven athletes are: Wasatch Academy’s Nolan Hickman (2021); Lone Peak’s Frank Jackson (2016); Brighton’s Garner Meads (2000); Murray’s Britton Johnsen (1997); Emery’s Shawn Bradley (1990); Provo’s Devin Durrant (1978); and Skyline’s Danny Vranes (1977).