Feb. 21, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming Cowgirl basketball player Chaundra Sewell was named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Women's Basketball Third Team as selected by CoSIDA. She was one of 15 individuals to receive First, Second or Third Team honors. She was chosen earlier this month to the First Team Academic All-District VII Team.
Sewell is a three-time Academic All-MW and Scholar Athlete selection, while carrying a gpa of 3.85 in pre-pharmacy. She has started in all 25 games this season and is averaging a team leading 15.2 points and 9.5 rebounds. She ranks among the Top 10 in five categories overall and in league games. Sewell has earned MW Player of the Week honors twice this season, and was named to the Pepperdine Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team. She has led the team in scoring ten times and rebounding 17 times, while recording nine double-doubles. With 24 points against Fresno State, she reached 1,000 points for her career and is currently 13th all-time with 1,155. She has also moved into the Cowgirl record book in rebounding, blocked shots, assists, field goals made, free throws made and attempts.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 16,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports. For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com