Women's Basketball places three on ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 6 Teams
Feb. 4, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas junior guard Kathleen Nash (Plano, Texas) and sophomore guard Ashleigh Fontenette (Pflugerville, Texas) have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 6 first team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday. Sophomore guard Yvonne Anderson (Columbia, Mo.) was tabbed as an Academic All-District 6 second team honoree.
Nash and Fontenette were joined on the six-person University Division first team by Jordan Murphree (Texas Tech), Ashley Crawford (Lamar), Jesse Carrier (Louisiana-Monroe) and Megan Byford (Oklahoma State).
As first-team all-district selections, Nash and Fontenette are automatically included on the Academic All-America ballot. The Academic All-America teams for women's basketball are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
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 Nash's second in as many years, and the first for both Fontenette and Anderson.
Nash, a finance major with a 3.49 cumulative GPA, is the leading rebounder for the Longhorns this season with 7.4 rpg and is the second-leading scorer with 12.7 ppg. Nash has posted two double-doubles in 21 games, has led UT in rebounding in eight games and been the team's leading scorer four times. She currently ranks second in UT's career record book for free throw percentage (.844, 195-of-231), third in 3-point percentage (.409, 141-of-345) and sixth for 3-pointers made with 141. She is also the only Longhorn to start all 21 games this season.
Fontenette, a history/pre-law major with a 3.79 cumulative GPA, has started 18 games and led or co-led the team in assists 10 times this season. She is tied for second in the Big 12 with a 2.1 assist-turnover ratio. Fontenette recorded her first career double-double with 16 points and career-high 10 rebounds at Texas Tech (Jan. 16), and has notched double-figure scoring in nine games. She set a career-high 30 points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Jan. 2), including 22 points on 9-of-9 FG in the first half.
Anderson, a business major with a 3.94 cumulative GPA, recorded her first career start against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Jan. 2), and set career highs in points (17) and field goals (eight) in the 114-53 victory. She is averaging 4.1 ppg in 15.9 mpg, and has added 32 rebounds and 27 assists this season.
2009-10 CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 Winners (University Division)