Women's Basketball: Repella Academic All-American

  • By Katie Kane
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  • February 24, 2011 10:40 AM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University senior Liz Repella was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Team for the second consecutive season, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Announced today, Repella is one of five women’s basketball players named to the first team, alongside only one other player from the BIG EAST Conference in senior Maya Moore of Connecticut.

Repella is an exercise physiology major with a 3.94 grade point average. She was named first team all-BIG EAST as a junior and earned second team honors as a sophomore.

At guard, Repella is currently the ninth-leading scorer in West Virginia history with more than 1,500 points. She owns the fifth-most 3-pointers made in program history with 197 and has led the team in scoring in 40 career games. An all-BIG EAST pick the last two years, the Steubenville, Ohio, native is a co-captain for the No. 19 Mountaineers, who are 21-7 on the year. She averages 13.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, helping WVU to its best start in program history.

Repella joins WVU women’s basketball alumnus Rosemary Kosiorek as the only two academic all-Americans in program history and did so in back-to-back seasons.

The Mountaineers take to the court on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Rutgers at 2 p.m.

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