The 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District ® Women's Basketball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.
Senior guard Asia Auberry was one of five players selected in the region and is a graduate student with a 3.91 GPA pursuing her Master's in Business Administration. She is the first women's basketball player in program history to win the award. She joins Taylor Belmont of Vanguard as the only GSAC players selected.
The amount of award winners was reduced in 2013, making the award more prestigious, and includes AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY, Canada.
Auberry has started in 14 of the 15 Eagle contests this season and is averaging 7.4 PPG, while shooting 43%. She is 36-of-58 from the foul line and averages 2.7 rebounds per game. She has tallied 13 steals and 18 assists.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. 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 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America ® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2013-14 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.
First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
Asia Auberry - Fontana, Calif. - Guard - 3.91 - Master's in Business Administration