CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s basketball senior guard Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.) has been named to the 2019-20 Academic All-America Division I women’s basketball third team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced Monday (March 9).
Willoughby was one of 15 players nationally to be named to the Academic All-America teams. She is the seventh player in program history to earn the honor and the first to do so since Jenny Boucek in 1996. She joins Val Ackerman (1980-81), Cathy Grimes (1983-84), Heather Burge (1992-93), Tammi Reiss (1992), Dena Evans (1993) and Boucek (1995-96) as the Cavaliers who have earned the accolade.
Willoughby was the first player in program history to be the recipient of the 2019-20 Kay Yow Award as the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Willoughby was also named to the 2019-20 All-ACC Academic Team, making her Virginia’s first four-time recipient of that honor. Since the team’s inception in 1998, there have only been 12 players who have earned the award four times.
Willoughby, who leads the ACC in scoring (19.2 points per game) and ranks 10th in rebounding (7.5 per game), was named All-ACC First Team in votes by the Blue Ribbon Panel and the league’s head coaches. She is a two-time Google Cloud Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team honoree, the only player in the ACC to earn that honor in each of the last two years. Willoughby earned her undergraduate degree last may in global development studies and is currently enrolled in the leadership and public policy program at the Batten School.
Texas Tech graduate transfer forward Brittany Brewer was named the 2019-20 Academic All-American of the Year for Division I women’s basketball. Six of the 15 members of the Academic All-America® Division I women’s basketball teams sport a perfect 4.0 GPA in either undergrad or graduate school. The five members of the first team have an average GPA of 3.94, with the complete 15-member women’s team averaging a 3.88 GPA.
|Brittany Brewer (1)||Texas Tech University||Gr.||4.00/3.66||Community, Family & Addiction Sciences|
|Ciara Duffy (1)(%)||University of South Dakota||Gr.||4.00/4.00||Political Science / History|
|Erica Ogwumike||Rice University||Gr.||3.86/4.00||Post-Baccalaureate Program|
|Mikayla Pivec (2)||Oregon State University||Gr.||3.93/3.93||BioChemistry / BioPhysics|
|Sara Rhine (1)(%)||Drake University||Gr.||4.00/4.00||Elementary Education (UG) / Counseling (G)|
|Lauren Cox||Baylor University||Sr.||3.77||Communication Studies|
|Kathleen Doyle||University of Iowa||Sr.||3.83||Journalism & Mass Comm. / Spanish|
|Ellie Harmeyer||Belmont University||Gr.||3.87/4.00||Nursing|
|Becca Hittner (3)||Drake University||Sr.||3.97||Marketing|
|Peyton Williams||Kansas State University||Sr.||3.94||Anthropology / International Studies|
|Camryn Brown||High Point University||Sr.||3.97||Human Relations|
|Hanna Crymble||University of Vermont||Sr.||3.81||Biochemistry|
|Vivian Gray||Oklahoma State University||Jr.||3.66||Marketing|
|Chante Stonewall||DePaul University||Sr.||3.68||Psychology / Sociology|
|Jocelyn Willoughby||University of Virginia||Gr.||3.87/3.63||Leadership & Public Policy / Global Develop. Studies|