The 2012 Capital One Academic All‐District Women’s Basketball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), have been released, and Buena Vista University senior forward Laura Hilby has landed a spot on the First Team.
These teams are made to recognize the nation’s top student‐athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All‐America teams programs in 2011.
Hilby, an accounting/math major who holds a 4.0GPA, is currently second on the team in scoring at 11.3ppg and is shooting 37 percent from long range (31-of-83). She came into the final season of her collegiate campaign averaging only seven points and had totaled only 27 made three-pointers.
The Johnston, Iowa native is currently ranked eighth in the Iowa Conference in three-point field goal percentage this season and ninth in three-pointers made per game. She’s made a career-best four three-pointers in a single game twice on the year.
Hilby, who was one of four Iowa Conference individuals selected to the six-member First Team, will now be put on the ballot for Capital One Academic All-American voting where first, second and third teams will be selected later this month. She is looking to become the sixth CoSIDA Academic All-American in program history and the first since Margo Muhlbauer was selected to the Second Team in 2010.
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