Three MW Women's Basketball Student-Athletes Named First-Team Capital One Academic All-District


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado State’s Gritt Ryder and Wyoming’s Kayla Woodward earned first-team Capital One Academic All-District VII honors, while San José State’s Ta’Rea Cunnigan was named to the first-team in District VIII, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

All three student-athletes are now placed on the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot and that team will be chosen on Feb. 26. To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Ryder, who leads the Rams in scoring (11.4 ppg) and assists (5.2 apg) is majoring in business administration. She currently touts a 3.969 GPA. Woodward, an elementary education major, holds a 3.43 GPA. She leads the Cowgirls in rebounds (7.8 rpg) and is second in scoring (15.4 ppg). Cunnigan, who earlier this season became the all-time scoring leader in San José State history (both men and women), is averaging 16.4 points per game this season. A psychology major, Cunnigan maintains a 3.704 GPA.