Towson, Md. – Saint Xavier University juniors Suzie Broski (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) and Morgan Stuut (Marcellus, Mich./Three Rivers) were both named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Women's Basketball Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Capital One Academic All-America® College Division basketball teams are comprised of student-athletes from both divisions of the NAIA as well as Canadian and two-year institutions. Last season, Broski earned a spot on the second team of the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Team, while Stuut was a third team honoree.
Broski is a guard who averages 14.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for the Cougars. She leads the team with a field goal percentage of 54 percent (184-for-342). Broski is majoring in biology (pre-health) at Saint Xavier University and carries a perfect 4.00 cumulative GPA. A forward for the No. 6 ranked Cougars, Stuut leads the team in scoring (20.9 ppg), rebounding (13.1 rpg) and assists (4.6 apg). She has been a dual threat for SXU all season posting 20 double-double efforts on the year, including the first two triple-doubles in SXU women's basketball history. Only 10 total players were recognized nationally in the College Division this year with five players earning either first or second team honors. Saint Xavier was the only school in any of the four divisions (NCAA Division I, II, III, and College) to have two players receive first team recognition on the women's basketball side this season.
"Suzie and Morgan are everything a coach dreams about having in a student-athlete," said SXU women's basketball coach Bob Hallberg. "Their dedication, hard work and enthusiasm are channeled into the countless hours of preparation it takes to be successful both on the basketball court and in the classroom. To have two players from the same school earn first team honors for a national award of this caliber is quite an accomplishment. We are so proud of both of them, because they reflect the type of student-athlete that every school strives to have."
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports. For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.
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