Leger-Walker Selected to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State women's basketball sophomore Charlisse Leger-Walker was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 first team Thursday, Feb. 17. She becomes the first WSU women's basketball player to earn the distinction in 15 years.
Leger-Walker was named a member of the District 8 first team, which includes the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Canada. Joining Leger-Walker on the District 8 first team is Lacie Hull and Lexie Hull from Stanford, Nyara Sabally from Oregon, Sam Thomas from Arizona and Caitlyn Harper from Cal Baptist.
The guard from New Zealand, who is majoring in management, has posted a cumulative GPA of 3.95. Leger-Walker becomes the eighth player in program history to earn a CoSIDA Academic All-District team distinction. She is also the fourth Coug to earn District 8 first team honors and is the first WSU player since Kate Benz in 2007 to be named to the District 8 first team.
First team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be announced in mid-March.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District award recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field or court and in the classroom. To be eligible student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve at their current institution with a cumulative 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Leger-Walker is WSU's leading scorer at 16.3 points per game this season. The guard leads the Pac-12 Conference in points scored with 391 through 24 games played. Leger-Walker, who is the reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, has scored 20-or-more points a Pac-12-best nine times this season. She registered a career-high 30 points at Colorado back on Feb. 4 and has scored double-digit points in 41 of 48 career games at Washington State.
The Cougars open their final home weekend of the 2021-22 regular season Friday, Feb. 18, as WSU takes on Arizona State. Tip-off against the Sun Devils is set for 7 p.m. PT and will air live on the Pac-12 Network.
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