Feb. 20, 2003
LARAMIE, Wyo. - For the first time in her career, Carrie Bacon, a senior on the University of Wyoming Women's Basketball Team, was selected on Thursday as a First Team Verizon Academic All-District VII honoree. She has previously won Second Team Academic All-District VII honors twice during her career. Bacon, who has earned a 3.90 cumulative grade-point average in exercise and sport science, was one of only 10 individuals to earn First or Second Team honors. Only First Team honorees are eligible for the national ballot, which will be announced later this spring.
The Verizon Academic All-District and Academic All-America Teams are sponsored by Verizon Wireless. Student-athletes are selected in voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). CoSIDA District VII is made up of the states of Wyoming, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
To qualify, a student-athlete must have achieved a minimum of 3.20 cumulative grade-point average, must be at least a sophomore and must have participated in at least 50 percent of her team's games.
Bacon is also a two-time Academic All-Conference and Scholar-Athlete selection, while earning Second Team GTE Academic All-District VII honors in 1999-2000 and Verizon Academic All-District VII honors in 2001-02. As a junior, Bacon was named Second Team All-Conference for the Mountain West Conference. During her sophomore year, she was also named First Team All-Conference for the Mountain West Conference, along with earning Second Team All-Conference honors and selections to the All-Newcomer team for the Western Athletic Conference as a freshman.
She currently leads the Cowgirls in scoring (13.2 points per game), rebounds (6.4 rebounds per game), field goals made (4.9 made per game) and field goal attempts (10.5 attempted per game). The Cowgirls are currently 15-7, 5-4 in the Mountain West Conference. She also ranks fourth in rebouding and ninth in scoring in the Mountain West Conference.