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Idaho's Charlston Named Academic All-American
Courtesy: WAC
Idaho sophomore Alyssa Charlston has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Women's Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The post player, who boasts a 4.00 grade-point average, was named to the third team.

Of the 15 NCAA Division I women's basketball players to earn the honor, Charlston is one of just two sophomores, one of five to have a perfect GPA and the only student-athlete from the WAC. The Sammamish, Wash., native is majoring in broadcasting and digital media with plans to become an on-camera reporter.

On the court, Charlston ranks third in the WAC in rebounds (8.8) and fourth in points (14.7). She has taken her game to an even higher level in WAC play, averaging 16.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per game, and is one of just two WAC players to average a double-double in league play. Charlston has scored 20 or more points five times this season, including a career-high 30, and tallied nine double-doubles. In her most recent outing, she poured in 21 points and added a career-high 19 rebounds in a winning effort.

Charlston owns a team-best 49.2 field goal percentage (fifth in the WAC) and also leads Idaho from long range, hitting 35.3 percent of her three-pointers. She also ranks fifth in the WAC with 1.11 blocked shots and is one of two Idaho players to have started all 27 games this season.

Charlston is the fifth player in program history to earn the prestigious honor, and the first since 2001-02.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.00 scale, have reached sophomore athletic status and completed one full year at their current institution.

The complete teams are listed below.


FIRST TEAM

Name School Yr. GPA Major
Elena Delle Donne Delaware Jr. 3.60 Early Childhood Education
Roxana Button Houston Sr. 3.87 Psychology
Caroline Durbin New Mexico Jr. 4.16 Business, Finance & Accounting
Amanda Johnson (1) (2) Oregon Gr. 3.97 Counseling, Psychology & Human Services
Glory Johnson Tennessee Gr. 3.60 Communication & Information

(1) Capital One Academic All-America ® first team in 2010-11
(2) Capital One Academic All-America ® second team in 2009-10

SECOND TEAM
Name School Yr. GPA Major 
Lacey Boshe Missouri State Sr. 4.00 Cell & Molecular Biology
Ashley Eide South Dakota State Jr. 4.00 Health, P.E. & Recreation
Marissa Kastanek North Carolina State Jr. 4.00 Psychology
Brittany Rayburn Purdue Sr. 3.71 Animal Science
Rachel Semansky Montana State  Jr. 3.95 Elementary Education
Julie Wojta Green Bay Sr. 3.58 Business Administration, Accounting

THIRD TEAM

Name School Yr. GPA Major
Janae Burich North Dakota State Jr. 4.00 Marketing
Kody Burke North Carolina State So. 3.95 Management
Alyssa Charlston Idaho So. 4.00 Broadcasting & Digital Media
Jericka Jenkins Hampton Sr. 3.71 Criminology, Criminal Justice

Academic All-American of the Year: Elena Delle Donne, Delaware
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WAC
Overall
Bakersfield
0-0
3-1
Texas-Pan American
0-0
4-3
Utah Valley
0-0
3-3
Grand Canyon
0-0
1-2
Chicago State
0-0
1-3
Seattle U
0-0
1-3
UMKC
0-0
1-3
New Mexico State
0-0
0-3
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