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Two Ivies Named Women's Hoops Academic All-District

Friday, February 05, 2009

Courtesy of Columbia Sports Information and Dartmouth Athletic Communications

2008-09 Academic All-District Women's Basketball Teams [.pdf]

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Columbia's Kathleen Barry and Dartmouth's Darcy Rose were named District 1 second-team selections on the annual ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District teams for women's basketball announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Barry's selection marks the first time a member of the Columbia women's basketball team has earned a spot on an academic all-region team since Katie Day '03CC garnered first-team honors in 2002-03. A standout in the classroom as well as on the court, Barry maintains a 3.93 grade point average and currently majors in economics and Spanish.

Barry has seen action in all 18 games for the Lions this season, starting four contests. The California native had the game-winning layup with 2.2 seconds left at Cal State Fullerton on December 30, then had a career-high 23 points in a 93-83 victory over Longwood on January 7. The defensive stalwart currently ranks second on the team in blocks and third in steals.

Rose is a linguistics major/French minor with an impressive 3.83 grade point average. She studied abroad in France during the spring semester of her sophomore year. A forward, Rose currently serves as co-captain for the Big Green (8-9, 3-0 Ivy) and is averaging 8.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in her best season yet in a Dartmouth uniform. This past weekend she recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds to help the Big Green defeat Princeton in overtime. She has won two Ivy League Championships during her time with Dartmouth and the Big Green has made the postseason in each of her three seasons.