Three Sun Devils Named to Pac-10 All-Academic Team

March 27, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Three Sun Devil women's basketball players were named to the 2002 Pac-10 Women's Basketball All-Academic teams, announced Wednesday by Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Senior forward Leah Combs and sophomore forward Jen Albert were both named to the first team, marking the first time in school history that Arizona State has had two players earn first-team all-academic accolades. Sophomore guard Betsy Boardman earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors.

For Combs, who carries a 3.96 cumulative GPA and will earn her bachelor's degree in broadcasting this spring, the accolade marks the second consecutive year that she has been named to the first team and the third academic all-league honor of her career. Albert and Boardman are first-time league all-academic honorees. Albert carries a 3.85 GPA in elementary education, while Boardman holds a 3.44 GPA and is studying communications.

To be eligible for selection to the all-academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and be either a starter or significant contributor.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALLFirst Team		Year	GPA	MajorJen Albert, ASU		So.	3.85	Elementary EducationJessica Collins, WSU	Grad.	3.68	BusinessLeah Combs, ASU		Sr.	3.96	Broadcast CommunicationsBethany Donaphin, STAN	Sr.	3.38	Public PolicyLoree Payne, WASH	Jr.	3.68	Psychology

Second Team Year GPA MajorBetsy Boardman, ASU So. 3.44 CommunicationsLindsey Egeland, WSU So. 3.82 UndeclaredCarmen Krause, USC Sr. 3.46 Health Promotions & Disease PreventionAndrea Lalum, WASH So. 3.44 Pre-MajorLauren St. Clair, STAN Sr. 3.38 Science, Technology & Society

Honorable MentionEmily Autrey, Jr., WASH, Brina Chaney, So., OSU, Hollye Chapman, So.,OSU, Luana Coloma, So., CAL, Ericka Cook, Sr., OSU, Jamie Craighead, Sr.,ORE, Janet Franey, Sr., CAL, Cathrine Kraayeveld, So., ORE, GiulianaMendiola, So., WASH, Kellie O'Neill, Jr., WASH, Jessica Ottmar, Jr., WSU,Kourtney Shreve, Jr., ORE, Ndidi Unaka, Sr., ORE, Michelle Wald, Jr.,CAL, Krista Warren, Jr., ARIZ, Kiki Williams, RS Fr., CAL, ShaqualaWilliams, Jr., ORE.

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