ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA: Bruins’ Munger Named 3rd Team Academic All-American
NEWBERG, Ore. – Continuing to add to her growing list of accolades, George Fox University center Hanna Munger has been named to the Capital One / CoSIDA NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball All-America Third Team as selected by the Academic All-America Committee of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Munger, a 6-5 junior from Newberg, Ore., has been a three-year starter for the Bruins, who are 27-0 and ranked third in the nation in the D3hoops.com and USA Today / ESPN / Women’s Basketball Coaches Association polls. She currently ranks ninth in the nation in blocked shots (3.8 bspg) and 18th in the nation in field goal percentage (.549). In the Northwest Conference, she is the leader in blocked shots while ranking second in field goal percentage and rebounding (9.6 rpg) and ninth in scoring (13.8 ppg).
During the season, Munger has reached double figures in scoring 21 times and rebounds 12 times, with 11 double-doubles this season and 36 in her career. She has season highs of 25 points at Concordia (Ore.) and 18 rebounds vs. Northwest (Wash.). She has posted five or more blocks in a game 13 times, with highs of eight vs. Northwest and at Concordia. On the George Fox career lists, she ranks first in blocked shots (302), second in field goal pct. (.553), fifth in rebounds (825), and eighth in scoring (1,257 points). She is 24th on the all-time blocked shots list in Division III with another year to go in her career.
Munger has been selected to the All-NWC First Team each of her first three seasons, and last year was named the NCAA Division III West Region Player of the Year and Third Team All-America by D3hoops. She was a pre-season Second Team All-America choice by D3hoops this year. The Bruins have gone 80-9 to date in her three seasons, appeared in the NCAA National Tournament each year, and reached the ‘Elite 8’ of the National Tournament in both 2010 and 2011.
Munger, a junior from Newberg, Ore., has compiled a grade point average of 3.78 through her first five semesters at George Fox. An Elementary Education major, she was named to the Capital One / CoSIDA D-III Academic All-District VIII First Team earlier this season, which automatically enrolled her on the ballot for the Academic All-America Team.
Senior center Carol Cayo of the Milwaukee School of Engineering was named the NCAA Division III Academic All-American of the Year after averaging 17.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.1 blocked shots per game for the Raiders while compiling a grade point average of 3.98 as an Industrial Engineering major.
This is the second year for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program to be sponsored by Capital One. New this year to the program is a breakdown of the former “College Division”, which lumped all schools outside of the NCAA Division I into one category, into separate teams for Division II, Division III, and a new College Division which includes NAIA and other four-year organizations, Canadian teams, and junior and community colleges. District VIII of CoSIDA consists of all sports information directors and other college sports media relations personnel from the Great Plains states, Iowa, and Louisiana west.
The complete lists of Academic All-America and All-District Teams may be found on line at http://www.cosida.com/Awards/allamerica.aspx.