West Long Branch, NJ– Monmouth University junior women’s basketball guard Carly Thibault (East Lyme, Conn./East Lyme) has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District 2 Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) recently announced. Thibault carries a 4.0 grade-point average as a psychology major, and has averaged 8.0 points per game while shooting a team-best 40.2 percent from three-point range this season.
“I’m just really happy for Carly,” said Monmouth Head Coach Jenny Palmateer. “She’s a hard worker on the basketball court and in the classroom. This is really a tribute to her just being a total student-athlete and really taking pride in that. It’s something that’s really important to her and I’m sure it’s an award that will mean a lot to her.”
The 2012 Capital One Academic All-District ® Women’s Basketball Teams, selected by CoSIDA, have been released 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.
The Academic All-District ® teams include student-athletes divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the first year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
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.