Women's Basketball



April 12, 2017

CLEVELANDJacqlyn Poss of the University of Denver women’s basketball team was one of 20 student-athletes from across the nation to be named to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) Scholar-Athlete Team.

Poss, a Business Analytics major with a 3.83 GPA, led the Pioneers throughout the 2016-17 season in scoring with 13.6 points per game to go along with 2.7 boards and 2.0 assists.

To be eligible for this award, each student-athlete must have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale), as well as have been a starter or important reserve participating in at least 50 percent of their team’s games with legitimate athletics credentials.

"Our association is thrilled with the high quality of this year's group of women's and men's scholar-athlete award winners," stated Tim Hall, chair of the Division I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team Selection Committee and athletics director at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. "Our basketball programs are the primary focus of I-AAA athletics and recognizing these scholar-athletes, the Scholar-Athletes of the Year and the postgraduate scholarship recipients for their outstanding accomplishments is very gratifying for our organization.

"Student-athletes invest so much time and energy to stay ahead in their studies, while giving their best in competition," said Troy Austin, president of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association and athletics director at Longwood University. "It says a lot about a young person when they can perform at a high level in both areas. On behalf of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association, I would like to congratulate the Scholar-Athletes of the Year and the postgraduate scholarship recipients for their accomplishments in the classroom and on the field. This deserving group of outstanding individuals exemplifies the student-athlete model."



Poss is the only female student-athlete from the Summit League to be selected for the prestigious award this season.

In addition to selecting the all-academic teams, one male and one female student-athlete was selected as the Division I-AAA ADA Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Mehryn Kraker from UW-Green Bay and Nigel Williams-Goss received the honors.

About Division I-AAA ADA: Now in its 16th year, the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association's mission is to enhance initiatives common to its Division I-AAA membership (the 99 Division I institutions that do not sponsor football), in particular, aspects related to their flagship basketball programs. For more information on the Division I-AAA ADA, please visit www.div1aaa-ada.com. The Division I-AAA ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 52nd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.

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