April 3, 2012
I-AAA Scholar Athlete Team
CHICAGO – DePaul women’s basketball standout Anna Martin was one of 22 winners of the 10th annual Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Teams that was announced on Wednesday by the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA).
“The Division I-AAA ADA wants to congratulate this year’s scholar-athletes for both their academic and athletics achievements,” stated Tim Hall, chair of the Division I-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete Team Selection Committee and athletics director at the University of Missouri Kansas City. “Our Association is excited to have another platform which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of Division I student-athletes.”
Men's and women's basketball players from all Division I-AAA ADA member institutions are eligible for these prestigious awards. Each of the nominees was required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletics credentials.
Martin boasts a 3.561 GPA and intends to major in management. The junior guard is a two-time All-BIG EAST Academic selection and led the league in scoring this past season with 19.1 points per game. She was named one of two unanimous first-team All-BIG EAST selections in 2012 and was also a finalist for the State Farm Wade Trophy.
Sarah Hansen, a chemistry major from Florida Gulf Coast University, with a 3.95 GPA; while the men’s award went to Adam Sollazzo, a business marketing major from East Tennessee State University, with a 3.72 GPA were selected as the Female and Male I-AAA Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
The Blue Demons finished their season by making the program’s tenth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and reached the Second Round after defeating BYU, 59-55 in the opening round. The Blue Demons set a school record for 3-pointers with 256 while its 23 wins ties for the fifth most in school history.