LSSU's Jaclyn Armstrong Named ESPN The Magazine Women's Basketball Academic All-American

LSSU's Jaclyn Armstrong Named ESPN The Magazine Women's Basketball Academic All-American

Release courtesy of Linda Bouvet and the Lake Superior State University Sports Information Department

SAULT STE. MARIE - Lake Superior State senior Jaclyn Armstrong was named to the 2009 ESPN "The Magazine" Academic All-America Second Team. She was the only member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to be recognized.

Armstrong, who carries a 3.94 grade point average while majoring in exercise science, is the No. 2 scorer in the GLIAC. She averages 17.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. She has scored 20 or more points in 12 games this season, including a career-high 30 against Tiffin on Feb. 12. She has recorded five double doubles this season and is ranked ninth in career scoring at LSSU with 1,389 points.

The College Division Academic All-American of the Year was senior Emily Brister of West Texas A&M. The first team also included senior Anna Atkinson of Wingate, senior Megan Scheele of Edgewood, junior Julia Hirssig of Wisconsin-Stout and senior Laura Marquardt of Newberry.

In addition to Armstrong, the College Division second team included senor LeighAnn Burke of De Sales, senior Krista Prato Matthews of Trinity, senior Jessica Keller of Quincy, senior Melanie Auguste of Colorado College and junior Haylee Allen of Hardin-Simmons. Members of the third team were junior Jessica Romano of Philadelphia, senior Nicole Hayman of Chapman, senior Alira Carpenter of Montana State-Billings and senior Bridget Yoerger of South Dakota.

Graduate student Amber Guffey of Murray State was the University Division Academic All-American of the Year.