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Columbia's Barry, Princeton's Edwards Garner Academic All-District Honors

Columbia's Kathleen Barry (left), Princeton's Lauren Edwards (right)
Columbia's Kathleen Barry (left), Princeton's Lauren Edwards (right)

2010-11 Women's Basketball Capital One Academic All-America® All-District teams

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Columbia's Kathleen Barry and Princeton's Lauren Edwards were recognized as members of the 2010-11 Women's Basketball Capital One Academic All-America All-District teams, released Thursday.

The teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognizing the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performance on the floor and in the classroom.

Barry, a senior guard for the Lions, was one of five student-athletes selected to the District I first team. The Valley Center, Calif., native is majoring in economics/mathmatics and Spanish at Columbia and carries a 3.99 cumulative grade point average.

On the court, Barry leads the Lions in both points (11.3 per game) and rebounds (7.6 per game) while tallying an Ivy League-best six double-doubles so far this season. Most recently, she has recorded four straight double-doubles, including two last week that led to her first Ivy League Player of the Week honor for the 2010-11 season.

Edwards, a junior forward for the Tigers, was a District II second team selection. A Los Angeles native, she carries a cumulative 3.41 grade points average at Princeton while pursuing a degree in economics.

One of three players on the Princeton sqaud to start all 17 games so far this season, Edwards is also one of four Tigers to average double figures (11.7 ppg), while also chipping in 5.2 rpg. She earned Ivy League Co-Player of the Week honors on Jan. 3 after leading the Tigers to a pair of wins. Her performance that week including a career-high 21 points in a win over Wake Forest, the Tigers first victory against an ACC opponent since 1989.