AUSTIN, Tex. – Bridgewater College junior guard Briana Moore has been named to the Academic All-America first team released Wednesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Moore is one of three players from the ODAC featured on the 15-player squad. Washington and Lee's Emily Perszyk was also named to the first team while Randolph-Macon's Kelly Williams was named to the second team.
Another state player, Averett's Samm Chandler was named the 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year for Division III women's basketball. Chandler, a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-America honoree, is a biomedical science / wellness and sports medicine major. A four-time All-USA South Conference honoree, Chandler finished her playing career with 1,694 points and 810 rebounds after starting all 106 games she played in.
The 15-player CoSIDA Academic All-America® women's team has an average GPA of 3.95 with the first team matching that mark.
To be considered for Academic All-America consideration, Moore was first selected to the CoSiDA All-District 5 All-Academic first team. All first-team members from the eight districts were considered for the All-America team.
Moore, a computer science major with a minor in Spanish, was named to the All-ODAC women's basketball second team. She led the Eagles and ranked fourth in the ODAC in scoring with a 16.4 average. She also added 6.2 rebounds per game from her guard spot. Moore played her best in conference games where her averages jumped to 17.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Moore scored in double figures in 23 of the Eagles' 26 games. She topped the 20-point mark seven times this season, including a season-high 27 points in a road win over Virginia Wesleyan that matched her career-high.
The Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2017-18 Division III Academic All-America® teams program.