March 7, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech women’s basketball redshirt senior Shayla Bivins has been named to the 2013-14 All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic Team.
Bivins is the eighth Yellow Jacket to earn the honor and the first since Danielle Hamilton-Carter in 2013. The award goes to student-athletes with a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during her academic career. The award is based 60 percent on academic achievement and 40 percent on athletic accomplishment.
In her final season on the Flats, Bivins has been an integral part of the Jackets. She is the starting center for the Jackets, averaging 2.7 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game and 0.9 blocks per game. Bivins most recently scored six points and dished out three assists against Virginia during the first round of the ACC Tournament in Tech’s 77-76 victory. Bivins was named one of three team captains at the beginning of the season.
Bivins was also awarded the ACC Postgraduate Scholarship and was named a member of the 2014 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team. She is the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board and is the Student Government Association Athletic Representative. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Bivins also serves on the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Issues committee, just one of two student-athletes that do so. She was also named a Peach of an Athlete, which is awarded by the Atlanta Are Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Bivins and the Jackets face Duke tonight in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at 6 p.m. on the ACC Regional Sports Network and Fox Sports South.
2013-14 ACC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team
Natalie Achonwa Sr. F Notre Dame Management Consulting
Shayla Bivins Sr. C Georgia Tech Public Policy
Nicole Boudreau So. G Boston College Undeclared
Loliya Briggs Jr. G Pitt Administration of Justice
Lexie Brown Fr. G Maryland Finance
Kody Burke Sr. F NC State Business Management
Brianna Butler So. G Syracuse Sports Management
Lexie Gerson Gr. G Virginia Higher Education
Kelly Gramlich Jr. G Clemson Communication
Chelsea Gray Sr. G Duke Sociology
Malina Howard So. C Maryland Kinesiology
Brianna Kiesel Jr. G Pitt Administration of Justice
Tricia Liston Sr. G Duke Psychology
Adrienne Motley Fr. G Miami Broadcast Journalism
Haley Peters Sr. F/G Duke Political Science
Katie Rutan R-Sr. G Maryland Accounting
Uju Ugoka Sr. F Virginia Tech Sociology
Elizabeth Williams Jr. C/F Duke Psychology