Eide named to academic team
For the third consecutive season, South Dakota State University women's basketball player Ashley Eide has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 Team.
Eide, who will advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration later this month, was a second-team Academic All-America selection during the 2011-12 season. She has compiled a 3.97 grade-point average while majoring in health, physical education and recreation.
A senior guard from Sioux Falls, Eide currently leads the Jackrabbits in scoring at 14.2 points per game, topping the 20-point mark in six game this season, including tying a career-high with 27 points in a road win at Georgetown. She also sshares the team lead with 41 three-pointers while ranking among the national leaders for three-point shooting percentage for much of the season. In addition, Eide ranks second on the squad with 51 assists and third with 31 steals.
Selections to the five-player Capital One Academic All-District 6 Team were determined by a vote of sports information directors in Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Candidates must be at least a sophomore in athletic and academic standing, a starter or key reserve on his team and carry at least a 3.3 GPA.
CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 6 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM
* Jacqui Kalin, Sr., Northern Iowa, 4.0 GPA, Physical Education
* Ashley Eide, Sr., South Dakota State, 3.97 GPA, Health, Physical Education and Recreation
* Morgan Johnson, Sr., Iowa, 3.54 GPA, Human Physiology
* Calli Berna, So., Arkansas, 3.73 GPA, Broadcast Journalism
* Ashlyn Baggett, Sr., McNeese State (La.), 3.77 GPA, Nursing