March 5, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech junior Deja Foster was named to the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Team, announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
“Deja Foster has had an unbelievable academic career at Georgia Tech,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “She has worked extremely hard to be a Dean’s List student. She deserves this recognition and I am very proud of her.”
Foster, who is averaging 9.9 points and 6.2 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets, has been on Dean’s List every semester since she has come to Georgia Tech.
She is one of 16 student-athletes from eight schools to be named to the this year’s team. Duke led for the second-straight year with four selections, followed by Maryland with three and Boston College, NC State, and Virginia Tech with two apiece.
ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters. The award is based 60 percent on academic achievement and 40 percent on athletic accomplishment.
To be eligible for consideration for the academic squad, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during her academic career.
2009-10 All-ACC Academic Women’s Basketball Team
Name, Class, Pos, School Major
Ayla Brown, Sr., F, Boston College Communications
Brittanny Johnson, Gr., G, Boston College Administrative Studies
Keturah Jackson, Gr., G/F, Duke Business
Jasmine Thomas, Jr., G, Duke Sociology
Allison Vernerey, Fr., C, Duke Undeclared
Bridgette Mitchell, Sr., F/G, Duke Sociology
Christian Hunnicutt, Jr., G, Florida State Communication Science and Disorder
Deja Foster, Jr., G, Georgia Tech Management
Lori Bjork, Gr., G, Maryland Kinesiological Sciences
Tianna Hawkins, Fr., F, Maryland Undeclared
Diandra Tchatchouang, Fr., F, Maryland Undeclared
Morgan Stroman, Fr., F, Miami Sports Administration
Marissa Kastanek, Fr., G, NC State Psychology
Brittany Strachan, Sr., F, NC State Computer Science
Alyssa Fenyn, Fr., G, Virginia Tech University Studies
Lindsay Biggs, Sr., G Virginia Tech Sociology