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February 9th, 2008
Ekworomadu earns honors off the court

By MICHAEL WRIGHT
Sports Reporter

SAN MARCOS — Joyce Ekworomadu has been selected for the ESPN The Magazine /CoSIDA Academic All-District Six team. Ekworomadu joins two other Southland Conference players on the team (Maryann Abanobi of UT Arlington & A&M-Corpus Christi’s Deziree Green). Joyce, the 5’10” Senior Guard/Forward from Coppell, Texas boast a 3.28 GPA in Marketing. When playing basketball for the Bobcats, she ranks third in the Southland Conference in scoring with 16.9 points per game. She also ranks among the conference leaders in three-point percentage (.427, 2nd in SLC) and free throw percentage (.816, 1st in SLC) while also pulling down 4.7 rebounds per game.

District Six includes all Division I schools in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Mississippi. To qualify for the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America team, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher. They must not be in their first year at their respective university or college and make significant contributions for their teams. Members of the College Sports Information Directors of America are eligible to vote for players within their district. The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women’s Basketball team will be announced Tuesday, February 26.

District Six Selections

First Team
Sarah Pfeifer – University of Arkansas
Danielle Green – Oklahoma State University
Maryann Abanobi – UT Arlington
Ashley Paris – University of Oklahoma
Twiggy McIntyre – University of Houston

Second Team
Erin Myrick – Texas Tech University
Joyce Ekworomadu – Texas State University
Jordan Murphee – Texas Tech University
Brittney Vaughn – University of Arkansas
Deziree Green – University of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Marneshia Richard – Mississippi State University

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