STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut sophomore guard Kia Nurse (Hamilton, Ontario) earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District I First Team, as announced by the organization on Thursday.
Nurse becomes the ninth different and second-straight Husky player to earn the prestigious accolade. In total, UConn players have earned 17 nods to the All-District I Academic squad.
The Hamilton, Ontario native boasts a 3.43 GPA as an exploratory major.
The Academic All-District teams includes student-athletes divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the fifth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
Nominations and voting for the All-America programs are conducted by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
As one of eight selections, Nurse is now eligible to be named a member of the 2015-16 Academic All-America Team, which recognizes excellence on the court and in the classroom.
On the hardwood, Nurse is averaging 9.5 points per game and ranks 10th in the American Athletic Conference in assists per outing (3.0). She scored a season-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including draining four from beyond the arc, against East Carolina on Feb. 6.