Feb. 3, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas junior guard Yvonne Anderson (Columbia, Mo.) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 first team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday. Senior guard Kathleen Nash (Plano, Texas) and junior guard Ashleigh Fontenette (Pflugerville, Texas) were tabbed as Academic All-District 6 second-team honorees.
Anderson was joined on the five-person University Division first team by Amanda Best (New Mexico), Mary Kathryn Govero (Mississippi State), Danielle Robinson (Oklahoma) and Lauren Taylor (New Mexico).
As a first-team all-district selection, Anderson is automatically included on the Academic All-America ballot. The Academic All-America teams for women's basketball are scheduled to be released on Thursday, Feb. 24.
District 6 includes all Division I schools in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. To be nominated for all-district consideration, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for her career. No athlete is eligible until she has reached sophomore athletic and academic standing.
The honor is Anderson's second in as many years after being named to the second team last season. Nash was a first-team honoree in 2009 and 2010, while Fontenette also earned first-team distinction in 2010.
Anderson, a finance major with a 3.72 cumulative GPA, is averaging a career-best 10.5 ppg for the Longhorns this season. She was named to the Maggie Dixon Surf 'n Slam Classic All-Tournament Team in December after recording a career- and team-high 21 points against Cincinnati. Anderson has tallied 11 double-figure scoring efforts in her junior season
Nash, a finance major with a 3.35 cumulative GPA, is the leading rebounder for the Longhorns this season with 8.3 rpg and is the second-leading scorer with 15.1 ppg. Nash has posted a team-high seven double-doubles in 21 games, has led UT in rebounding in nine games and been the team's leading scorer five times. She is the first player in UT history to record 1,000 points, 700 rebounds and 200 3-point field goals, and Nash currently ranks third in UT's career record book for 3-point field goal percentage (.411, 211-514), second in free throw percentage (.847, 276-326) and second for 3-pointers made with 211.
Fontenette, a physical culture and sports major with a 3.48 cumulative GPA, has been Texas' starting point guard in all 21 games this season. She recorded just the sixth triple-double (17 points, career-high 10 assists and 10 rebounds) in Texas history against UTPA on Dec. 8, becoming the first Longhorn since Edwina Brown (Feb. 12, 2000) to accomplish the feat.
2010-11 CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 Winners (University Division)
Amanda Best, New Mexico
Mary Kathryn Govero, Mississippi State
Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma
Yvonne Anderson, TEXAS
Lauren Taylor, New Mexico
Joanna McFarland, Oklahoma
Ashlyn Baggett, McNeese State
Roxana Button, Houston
Kathleen Nash, TEXAS
Ashleigh Fontenette, TEXAS