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Thursday, February 09, 2017

UConn's Kia Nurse earns CoSIDA All-Academic honor

UConn junior guard Kia Nurse was one six players named to the NCAA Division I CoSIDA Academic District 1 team.

Nurse, who carries a 3.44 grade-point average, is the third-leading scorer for the 23-0 Huskies with an average of 13.5 points per game. She is second on the team with 98 assists and 47 3-pointers and has a team-best 86.1 free-throw percentage.

Nurse is now in the running to earn academic All-American honors.

Yale senior guard Lena Munzer is also a District 1 honoree while Southern Connecticut State's Taylor McLaughlin and New Haven's Alexandria Kerr were named to the Division II District 1 squad while Middletown native Emily Anderson, a senior at Western New England, was one of the players named to the Division III District 1 team.

On the men's side, Yale's Sam Downey (Division I, District 1), Southern Connecticut's Mike Mallory (Division II, District 1), Central Connecticut's Austin Nehls (Division I, District 1), Monroe native and MIT senior Tim Butala (Division III, District 1) were among those recognized.

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