February 24 2011
Maya Moore of UConn and Tori Hansen of West Liberty headline Capital One Academic All-America® Women's Basketball Teams
2010-11 Capital One Academic All-America® Women's Basketball Teams (University and College Division)
2010-11 Capital One Academic All-America® Women's Basketball Teams (University and College Division)
Note: The Men's Basketball Capital One Academic All-America Teams were announced on Feb. 24. Release HERE.
TOWSON, Md. – Senior forward Maya Moore of the University of Connecticut and senior guard Tori Hansen of West Liberty University
lead the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-America® Women’s Basketball teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Moore, the two-time Wade Trophy National Player of the Year for No. 1 ranked UConn, is a repeat
selection as the Academic All-America® of the Year in the University Division, while Hansen has been honored as the Academic All-America® of the Year in the College Division.
An Individualized major with a 3.70 grade point average (G.P.A.), Moore is the first University Division women’s basketball player to repeat as Academic All-America® of the Year.
Lindsey Dietz, ’06 of Minnesota Duluth was named as the College Division Academic All-America® of the Year in 2005 and 2006.
For Moore, this is the third time that she has been named to the Academic All-America® Women’s Basketball University Division team. A repeat selection as a member of the first team, she was named to the second team as a sophomore.
Named as the Most Outstanding Performer at the 2010 NCAA Division I Tournament, Moore was the winner of the Wade Trophy in 2009 and 2010 as the top women’s basketball player in the nation. A native of Lawrenceville, Ga., she was the first freshman to be named as the BIG EAST Player of the Year in 2008.
A four-year starter who has led UConn to back-to-back undefeated national championships, Moore is the BIG EAST’s all-time scoring leader with 2,828 points in 144 career games. During her career, she has led UConn to a remarkable 141-3 record. A three-time All-BIG EAST first team selection, she played a key role in the Huskies’ NCAA-record 90-game winning streak that ended in December.
As a senior, she is averaging 23.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while guiding No. 1 UConn to a 27-1 record. The third-leading scorer in the nation, she is the 14th-leading scorer in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history. In her career, she has scored in double figures in 140 of 144 games to set an NCAA record. Honored as the BIG EAST Player of the Week 11 times, she was named as the BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2010.
A three-time All-American first team selection, Moore also ranks third on UConn’s career rebounding list (1,184). She is also fourth on UConn’s career list with 189 blocked shots.
A mathematics education major with a 4.00 G.P.A., Hansen
is West Liberty’s all-time leading scorer
with 2,170 points. The tenth player in West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (WVIAC) history to score more than 2,000 career points, she became the Hilltoppers’ career rebounding leader on Feb. 21. She now has 868 career rebounds.
The fifth-leading scorer in NCAA Division II, Hansen is averaging 20.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game while leading the Hilltoppers to a 22-5 record. She has made 51.5 per cent of her shots from the field. As a senior, she has been named as WVIAC Player of the Week three times.
As a sophomore, the McKean, Pa. native was honored as the 2009 WVIAC Player of the Year and the Most Valuable Player at the WVIAC Tournament. She was also named third team All-America by Division II Bulletin and earned All-Region honors from Daktronics. Last year, Hansen set the WVIAC Tournament scoring record with 111 points in four games. She also earned first team NCAA Division II Atlantic region honors. A two-time All-WVIAC first team selection, she has won the WVIAC Tournament Heart & Hustle Award twice.
UNIVERSITY DIVISION CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA® TEAM
Moore is one of three repeat selections on the Capital One Academic All-America® Women’s Basketball University Division first team. Senior forward Erin Anthony of U.S. Military Academy and senior guard Liz Repella of West Virginia
were named to the first team for the second straight season. Junior Amanda Johnson of Oregon
, a second team pick last year, joins senior Kathleen Barry of Columbia
to complete the Capital One Academic All-America® Women’s Basketball University Division first team.
The five members of the Capital One Academic All-America® University Division Women’s Basketball first team have an impressive average G.P.A. of 3.878.
A civil engineering major with a 3.79 G.P.A., Anthony
is a Rhodes Scholar candidate and a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. A three-time All-Patriot League selection, she has been named as the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year twice. The only Patriot League player to be averaging in double figures in scoring (14.9) and rebounding (10.8), she serves as Tau Beta Pi president. A native of Allentown, Pa., she stands 28th in her class and she is a Battalion Executive Officer.
An exercise physiology major with a 3.94 G.P.A., Repella
was named first team All-BIG EAST as a junior and earned second team honors as a sophomore. The ninth-leading scorer in West Virginia history with more than 1,500 points, she was the Most Valuable Player at the Paradise Jam earlier this season. A pre-season All-BIG EAST pick the last two years, the 5-11 guard is a co-captain for the #19 Mountaineers, who are 21-7 on the year. A native of Steubenville, Ohio, she averages 13.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
An All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention pick last year, Johnson
is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in child & family health services with a 3.97 G.P.A. A second team Academic All-America® selection last year, she is a junior athletically and is averaging 16.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for Oregon. The Ducks’ second-leading scorer, she leads the team in rebounding. A native of Santa Rosa, Cal., she has already earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology, graduating Summa Cum Laude. A member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman team, she was the winner of the Doyle Higdon Memorial Trophy, presented to an Oregon sophomore who excels in athletics, scholarship and citizenship.
The top scorer and rebounder at Columbia, Barry
is averaging 10.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game for the Lions. A senior with a triple major in economics, mathematics and spanish, she has a 3.99 G.P.A. An honorable mention All-Ivy League selection last year, the Valley Center, Cal. native ranks among the Lions’ top 20 all-time scoring and rebounding leaders. She has been named to the Academic All-Ivy Team twice.
Seniors Angie Bjorklund of Tennessee, Danielle Robinson of Oklahoma, Kaihla Szunko of Central Michigan and Jasmine Thomas of Duke
join junior Jacqui Kalin of Northern Iowa
as members of the Capital One Academic All-America® University Division second team. Bjorklund was a first-team pick last year while Thomas earned third-team honors in 2009-10.
Graduate student Rachel Clancy of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
is joined on the Academic All-America® third team by seniors Jenna Bartsokas of Lipscomb, Amanda Best of New Mexico, Alyssa Karel of Wisconsin and Kayla Tetschlag of Wisconsin Green Bay
COLLEGE DIVISION CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA® TEAM
is one of two players on the Capital One Academic All-America® College Division first team with a G.P.A. of 4.00 or better. Senior Lindsey Kentner of Charleston
, a pre-med (biology) major, also has a 4.00 G.P.A. Seniors Whitney Ballinger of Campbellsville, Samantha Murphy of Grand Canyon and Kathryn Stockbower of Swarthmore
complete the first team. Stockbower was a third-team Academic All-America® selection in 2009-10.
The five members of the Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Women’s Basketball first team have an impressive average 3.938 G.P.A.
joins Hansen as first team selections with a 4.00 G.P.A., the similarities extend beyond the classroom. Kentner is the second-leading scorer in the WVIAC behind Hansen. While averaging 19.7 points per game, she has led Charleston to a 20-6 record. A native of Wapakoneta, Ohio, she tops the WVIAC with 3.1 steals per game while shooting 52.2 per cent from the field. One of the ten scorers in school history with more than 1,400 points, she is also averaging 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game for the Golden Eagles. She has earned All-WVIAC notice twice.
Named as the 2010 NAIA Co-Player of the Year, Ballinger
is a mathematics major with a minor in secondary education and a 3.87 G.P.A. Scoring 23.3 points per game, she has led Campbellsville to a 23-3 record and the Mid-South Conference regular season title. Honored as the 2010 Mid-South Player of the Year, she has been named as the NAIA National Player of the Week a record four times in her career. One of the top scorers in the NAIA, she also averages 10.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocked shots per game. A native of Carrollton, Ky., she is the Lady Tigers’ fourth-leading scorer with 1,897 career points. Only the third player in school history with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, she owns the school record with more than 300 blocked shots in her career.
The top scorer in NCAA Division II, Murphy
is averaging 25.4 points per game while leading #9 Grand Canyon to a 23-2 record. A pre-physical therapy major with a 3.96 G.P.A., the 5-8 senior guard also ranks among the NCAA leaders with a .913 free throw percentage. The 2009-10 PacWest Player of the Year, the Phoenix, Ariz. native has scored 1,995 career points and owns the Antelopes’ scoring record. Murphy, who averages 5.4 points and 3.1 assists per game, was named the Pac West Scholar-Athlete of the Year twice.
Named as a first team All-Centennial Conference selection for the fourth consecutive year, Stockbower
is a biology and German Studies major with a 3.86 G.P.A. As a senior, she led Swarthmore to a 15-10 record while averaging 14.8 points and 12.9 rebounds per game with a .488 field goal percentage. A 6-0 forward, she was the third-leading scorer in the Centennial Conference and led the conference in rebounding. The third-leading scorer in school history with 1,677 points, she owns the school record with 1,335 career rebounds. In her career, the Fort Washington, Pa. native set an NCAA Division III record with 83 career “double doubles.”
Seniors Jessilyn Conicelli of Biola and Melissa McQuade of Kutztown
are joined on the Capital One Academic All-America® College Division second team by juniors Carol Cayo of Milwaukee Engineering, Erin Hollinger of Case Western Reserve and Kristen Kush of William Smith
Seniors Reyana Colson of Cal Poly Pomona, Becca Hurley of Northwestern (Iowa), Erica Nord of Concordia-Moorhead and Marissa Young of Saint Xavier
join junior Sharwil Bell of Rhodes
on the Capital One Academic All-America® College Division third team.
About the Capital One Academic All-America® Program
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Capital One Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit http://cosida.com/Awards/allamerica.aspx
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CoSIDA Academic All-America® Coordinator of Publicity