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February 17, 2005

PSU Women’s Basketball standout earns academic honor

PLYMOUTH, N.H.

- A senior captain and the leading scorer on the Plymouth State University women's basketball team has been honored for her successful accomplishments in the classroom as well as on the hardwood.

              Senior forward Lauren Devereaux (Hope Valley, R.I.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team, as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).  Devereaux was voted to the Academic All-District Second Team in the College Division.

A four-year veteran and two-year starter, Devereaux leads the Panthers in scoring (11.2 points per game) and rebounding (6.2 per game). She is also third in the Little East Conference in scoring, first in field goal percentage, 11th in rebounding, and fifth in free throw percentage. Devereaux was named to All-Tournament Team at the Swarthmore Tip-Off Tournament in November, was selected the Little East Conference Player of the Week on Jan. 17, and made the LEC Weekly Honor Roll two other times.

A Childhood Studies major with a 3.85 grade point average, Devereaux earned a perfect 4.0 GPA last fall. She has been on the PSU President's List six times, and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education. Devereaux received a Collegiate All-American Scholar Award from the U.S. Achievement Academy, and was selected to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

 

              To be eligible for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America program, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials and at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).  He/she must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and must have completed at least one full academic year at that institution.  Academic All-District First Team selections advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America honors.

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