Alaska Anchorage's Jenna Buchanan Is Academic All-District
Jenna Buchanan enters the week ranked second for the Seawolves with an average of 13.4 points per game.
Jenna Buchanan enters the week ranked second for the Seawolves with an average of 13.4 points per game.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
by Alaska Anchorage Athletic Communications

ANCHORAGE – Alaska Anchorage’s Jenna Buchanan was named Thursday to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Women’s Basketball Team, recognizing  the senior as one of the top five student-athletes among the 38 schools of the NCAA Division II West Region.

The 5-8 guard from Galena, Alaska, was honored for her 3.64 overall grade-point average as an early childhood education major, plus her outstanding play on the court for the nationally top-ranked Seawolves (27-1, 13-1 GNAC).

Buchanan is UAA’s second-leading scorer and ranks seventh in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference with 13.4 points per game. She ranks ninth nationally in three-point percentage (.472) and 12th in three-pointers per game (3.2), and she has already claimed UAA’s program records for career threes made (216), season threes made (85), and consecutive games with at least one three-pointer (31). Buchanan is also second among all active NCAA Div. II players and fourth in GNAC history with her career .424 three-point percentage, and she stands No. 10 on UAA’s career scoring list with 1,152 points.

Sponsored by the College Sports Information Directors of America, the academic all-district teams are voted on by SIDs throughout the NCAA’s eight geographical districts, with the Div. II West Region comprised of three leagues – the GNAC, the Pacific West Conference and the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

Buchanan and the other academic all-district honorees now advance to the Academic All-America Team ballot, from which the first-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District
Women’s Basketball Team (District 8)
Name, School, Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major
Jenna Buchanan, Alaska Anchorage, Sr., Galena, Alaska, 3.64, Early Childhood Education
Kelly Hardeman, Azusa Pacific, Sr., Manilla, Philippines, 3.57, Liberal Studies/Social Studies
Taylor Mann, Dixie State, Sr., Castle Dale, Utah, 3.92, Elementary Education
Cassidy Mihalko, Cal Baptist, Jr., Franklin, Wis., 3.87, Business Administration
Farrah Shokoor, UC San Diego, Sr., San Diego, Calif., 3.62, Psychology

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