Four Ivy Women's Hoopsters Named Academic All-District
Friday, February 05, 2010Courtesy of Columbia Sports Information/Media Relations, Cornell Athletic Communications and Dartmouth Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Columbia's Kathleen Barry and Judie Lomax, Cornell's Virginia McMungial and Dartmouth's Betsy Williams were named District 1 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 was named to the first team for the second straight year and will be placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration while Lomax, McMunigal and Williams were named to the second team. To be eligible for the Academic All-America program, student-athletes must have a minimum of a 3.20 grade point average, be a starter or important reserve, and have played in at least half of the team's games.
In her first year as a full-time starter, Barry has flourished in the role and has set career highs in every major statistical category this season. The junior ranks second on the team in scoring (12.1 ppg) and rebounding (5.2) and is currently second in the Ivy League in steals per game at 2.1. A hispanic studies major, Barry currently maintains a 3.98 GPA.
The nation's leading rebounder in 2008-09 at 14.3 per contest, Lomax has once again been a force on the boards this year. The 5-11 forward is again leading the country in rebounding at 14.4 rpg, and has recorded 15 double-doubles in 18 games. She set a single-game school record with 23 rebounds against St. Francis (N.Y.) on Jan. 11, and has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week four times this season. A student at Barnard College, Lomax is a psychology major with a 3.33 GPA.
McMunigal started 14 straight games for the Big Red this season before being sidelined with an injury. She still ranks second on the team with 10.3 points per game and ranks 26th in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (43.5 percent). She also ranks third in the Ivy League for 3-pointers made per game. Earlier this season, McMunigal moved into ninth-place in Cornell history for career 3-pointers with 103 career treys. A key member of the Big Red squad, she averaged nearly 29 minutes per contest. Academically, McMunigal hold a 3.64 grade-point average in economics in Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences.
Williams has started 12 of the Dartmouth's 17 games so far this season, averaging 6.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. She has been a solid contributor for the Big Green all season, playing 27.9 minutes per contest. A psychology major, Williams currently maintains a 3.71 GPA.