Thomas averaged 17.2 points last season to help Maryland reach the NCAA tournament regional finals.
"Preseason honors are great and they show respect for our team and what we did last year. We just want to get the season started and pick up on where we left off."
Griner, Delle Donne, Diggins and Thomas were all on the postseason All-America team. Ogwumike and Sims earned second team honors.
AP Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins in Dallas contributed to this report.
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