Last year, it was Putnam City’s Xavier Henry who seemed to get all the honors for the basketball season. This year, Midwest City standout Richa Jackson is raking in all the accolades. Earlier this month, the 6-foot-1 Jackson was the lone Oklahoma player named to the McDonald’s All-America team. Then she earned state tournament Most Valuable Player in leading the Bombers to the Class 6A state championship March 13 in Tulsa. Jackson added another honor this week. She was named to the Parade All-America Girls First Team. "I’m very excited about it,” Jackson said. "I’m very proud of myself. I’ve worked a long time for this.” Jackson is one of 10 players to earn first-team honors, which will be released in the March 28 edition of the magazine. Parade can be found each Sunday in The Oklahoman. She found out Saturday, after getting calls from some of her friends, who had learned of the honor before Jackson got official word. The Parade Players of the Year are Chelsea Gray of Stockton, Calif., and Chiney Ogwumike of Cypress, Texas. Gray, like Jackson, is a Duke signee. Both Gray and Ogwumike will be teammates of Jackson’s in the McDonald’s game March 31 in Columbus, Ohio. Jackson leaves Saturday for the game. "I’m really looking forward to it,” Jackson said. "I’m looking forward to playing with Chelsea and being around some of the other top players.” Instead of relaxing during spring break after bringing home a gold ball, Jackson had to stay sharp for the All-American game. "I did get to hang out with some of the other players, but I still had to practice,” Jackson said. Several state players have earned Parade All-America honors in recent years, but Jackson is the first state girls basketball player named to the Parade first team since 1992. Atoka’s Crystal Robinson made it that year. Robinson went on to play several seasons in the WNBA and recently coached McAlester to the Class 5A state title. Sapulpa’s Alyssia Brewer, now at Tennessee, was a fourth-team player in 2007 and on the second team in 2008. Also in 2008, Sequoyah-Tahlequah’s Angel Goodrich was named fourth team. Sapulpa’s Earnesia Williams and Cascia Hall’s Iciss Tillis have also made the Parade All-America team in the last 11 years.