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Pair of Women’s Hoops Seniors Named Academic All-District

Thursday, February 03, 2011
Arlington, Va. – Marymount University senior women’s basketball players Maame Amponsah and Amanda Billy earned Capital One Academic All-District ® honors, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America and announced on Thursday. Billy garnered second team accolades while Amponsah was voted to the third team.

A Syracuse, N.Y., native, Billy leads the Saints with 13.2 points per game and averages 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals an outing. She tied a program record with 42 points and broke her own school mark with 11 three-pointers against Staten Island. Billy boasts a 3.60 GPA in mathematics and also collected Second Team Academic All-District last season.

Amponsah leads all NCAA Division III players with 15.9 rebounds per game. The Beltsville, Md., product also averages a double-double with 11.4 points a frame and has posted 17 double-doubles this season. She set a program record with 22 rebounds against Frostburg State and has pulled down double-digit boards in 16-of-17 games this year including four with at least 20. Amponsah is a business administration major with a 3.33 GPA.

The Academic All-District ® teams include student-athletes that are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The University Division team includes NCAA Division I participants, while the College Division team combines NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team
District 3
College Division
FIRST TEAM
Kelly Ellison – Shorter, Jr. Columbus, Ga. 4.00 Business management
Gianna Messina – Tampa, Sr. Tampa, Fla. 3.80 Accounting
Brittany Miller – Mount Olive, Sr. Holly Springs, N.C. 3.95 English communications
Dawn Sanderson – Methodist, Sr. Brighton, Colo. 3.92 Mathematics
Brittini Young – Mars Hill, Sr. Ramseur, N.C. 3.77 Business administration

SECOND TEAM

Jessica Bearzatto – Newberry, Sr. Melbourne, Australia 3.96 Sports management
Amanda Billy – Marymount, Sr. Syracuse, N.Y. 3.60 Mathematics
Barbara Davis – Christopher Newport, Sr. Catharpin, Va. 3.92 Psychology
Milica Ivanovic – Catawba, Sr. Belgrade, Serbia 3.79 Business administration
Helen McKinney – Newberry, Sr. Owensboro, Ky. 3.54 Biology

THIRD TEAM
Maame Amponsah – Marymount, Sr. Beltsville, Md. 3.33 Business administration

Becca Feldman – Emory, Jr. North Potomac, Md. 3.61 Neuroscience & behavioral biology
Marissa Hudley - Queens (N.C.), Sr. Charlotte, N.C. 3.43 Psychology
Lauren Lee – Saint Leo, Sr. Clearwater, Fla. 3.41 Criminal justice
Ashley Lutz – Eckerd, Sr. Grove City, Ohio 3.65 Business management
Deandra Schirmer – South Carolina-Aiken, Sr. Holton, Kan. 3.94 Business marketing
Allison Sikes – Saint Augustine’s, Sr. Richmond, Va. 3.60 Psychology
Tanja Speaker – Florida Southern, Sr. Richmond, Ill. 3.92 Sports management
Shanna Suttington – Barry, Jr. Manassas, Va. 3.41 Psychology