Academic All America Samm Chandler womens basketball 2017

Women's Basketball | | By Drew Wilson/Sports Information Director

Women's basketball's Chandler named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team

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AUSTIN, Texas — Averett University junior Samm Chandler was voted to the 2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III Women's Basketball Teams, which was announced Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

For Chandler, it is her second consecutive season earning Academic All-America accolades after making the Third Team a year ago.

A guard from Burnsville, North Carolina, Chandler was a USA South All-Conference First Team selection for the second consecutive year while also earning a spot on the USA South East Division First Team. She averaged 14.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game over 27 contests as Averett won a program single-season record 18 games while finishing second in the USA South East Division and advancing to the conference tournament semifinals.

Off the court, Chandler has a 3.96 grade point average while double-majoring in biomedical science and sports medicine. She also serves as the president of Averett's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Chandler was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team on Feb. 9, making her eligible for Academic All-America status.



2016-17 Academic All-America ® Women's Basketball Teams
Division III
First Team
Name
Cary Beahm (3)
Holly Denfeld
Mikaela Eppard

Jackie Hudepohl (2)
Lisa Murphy (1)

School
Roanoke
MSOE
Elmhurst
Carnegie Mellon
Carnegie Mellon

Year
Sr.
Sr.
Jr.
Sr.
Sr.

Hometown
Dendron, Va.
Edgar, Wisc.
Englewood, Colo.
Saratoga, Calif.
McLean, Va.

GPA
3.97
3.99
3.94
4.00
3.84

MAJOR
Criminal Justice/Sociology
Architecture Engineering & Const. Management
Comm. Sciences & Disorders
Mathematics
Psychology
Second Team
Name
Samm Chandler (3)
Sara Dyslin
Kristen Lye
Katie McDaniels
Kelsey Tietje

School
Averett
Hendrix
Texas Lutheran
Wheaton (Ill.)
Defiance

Year
Jr.
Jr.
Sr.
Sr.
Sr.

Hometown
Burnsville, N.C.
San Jose, Calif.
San Antonio, Texas
Shoreview, Minn.
Deshler, Ohio

GPA
3.96
3.95
4.00
3.85
3.77

MAJOR
Biomedical Science/Sports Medicine
French/Neuroscience
Kinesiology
Applied Health Science
Business Administration
Third Team
Name
Kara Holinski
Camille McPherson
Lori Obendorf
Kirsten Rayner
Sara Tarbert

School
MIT
Moravian
Loras
Frostburg State
Stevenson

Year
So.
Sr.
Sr.
Sr.
Sr.

Hometown
Livonia, Mich.
West Orange, N.J.
Naperville, Ill.
Lonaconing, Md.
Delta, Pa.

GPA
4.00
3.63
4.00
4.00
3.41

MAJOR
Chemical-biological Engineering
Political Science
Elementary Education/Spanish
Exercise & Sport Science
Nursing
(1)   CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III 1st team selection in 2015-16
(2)   CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III 2nd team selection in 2015-16
(3)   CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division III 3rd team selection in 2015-16
 




 
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