W&L's Perszyk Selected for Academic All-District Honors

W&L's Perszyk Selected for Academic All-District Honors

LEXINGTON, Va. – The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released its 2017-18 Division III Academic All-District women's basketball team on Thursday afternoon and Washington and Lee senior guard Emily Perszyk (Greendale, Wis. / Greendale) was named to the six-member District 5 team.

A neuroscience major, Perszyk has started 22 games for the Generals this season and averages a team-best 16.0 points per game and shoots 82.4 percent (98-119) from the foul line, which ranks third in the conference. She is averaging 2.3 steals per game, which is second in the ODAC. Perszyk has also scored 20 or more points in 10 games this season, including two 28-point performances.

Perszyk is a two-time First Team All-ODAC honoree and was recently named the 2018 ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She ranks fifth in program history with 1,340 points, while she is second in program history with 194 made three-pointers.

The criteria for the CoSIDA All-District program states that a player must be of sophomore academic standing, be a starter or important reserve and claim a GPA of at least 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. Washington and Lee is a member of District 5, which includes players from small colleges in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Perszyk will now go on the national ballot to be considered for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.

The Generals are the fifth seed in the ODAC Tournament and are 16-9 overall. W&L takes on fourth-seeded Guilford on Thursday at 3:00 pm at the Salem Civic Center.

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