Ferenz named CoSIDA Academic All-America Team Member of the Year
AUSTIN, Texas — Moments after being named the Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player, senior basketball student-athlete Mikayla Ferenz was named the 2019 Google Cloud Division I Academic Team Member of the Year for women’s basketball, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Monday.
Already capturing All-American honors last year, the three-time Academic All-District honoree took it to the next level becoming the first Vandal in Idaho history to earn the distinction of First Team Member of the Year. She is also the first woman to win the award in Big Sky history and third Big Sky student-athlete.
Ferenz, a mathematics major from Walla Walla, Washington, boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA while being named to the All-Big Sky first team the last two seasons. She is the school’s and conference’s all-time leading scorer with 2, 371 career points. Ferenz averages 22.5 points and 4.0 assists per game this season.
Along with Ferenz, the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Women’s Basketball teams have four other repeat performers from last year’s teams – Carmen Grande (Ohio State University), Ciara Duffy (University of South Dakota), Clara Tapia (University of Wyoming), and Sara Rhine (Drake University).