FORT WAYNE, Ind. – IPFW women’s basketball guard Amanda Hyde has been named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Women’s Basketball First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). It is the second straight year that Hyde has been named to the Academic All-America® team, earning second team honors in 2012-13.
Hyde becomes the first IPFW student-athlete to be named to the Academic All-America® first team. She joins former men’s golfer Patrick Kelley (2008 and 2009) as the only other two-time winner from IPFW. Hyde is the fourth woman’s basketball player in Summit League history to earn first team honors, and the first since 2006-07 when Betsy Rietema of Valparaiso earned the distinction.
A three-year starter as a guard and forward, Hyde is a mathematics major from Findlay, Ohio. She is averaging a career-high 21.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game this year. Named as the Summit League Player of the Year in 2012-13, she was also named first team All-Summit League and the NACDA I-AAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Earlier this season, she became just the seventh player in IPFW history to score 1,500 career points, and currently ranks sixth in school history with 1,535 points. Hyde also ranks in the top-10 in IPFW history in eight other categories including free throw percentage, assists, three-pointers, and steals.
Joining Hyde on the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Women’s Basketball first team is Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford University, Rachel Tecca of Akron University, Kody Burke of North Carolina State University and Eilise O’Connor of University of Missouri-Kansas City.
The five members of the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I women’s basketball first team have an average G.P.A. of 3.85. The full release can be found here.
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.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America® honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.