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Karel earns Academic All-America honors

ON WISCONSIN <b>Alyssa Karel becomes the first UW women's basketball player to earn Academis All-America honors.</b>
Alyssa Karel becomes the first UW women's basketball player to earn Academis All-America honors.

Feb. 24, 2011

MADISON, Wis.Alyssa Karel, a senior on the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team, has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Team, presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She earned third-team honors and is the first UW women’s basketball player to earn Academic All-America honors. Karel was also the only Big Ten Conference women’s basketball player honored this season.


Karel has a 3.88 cumulative grade point average in nursing, where she is in the honors program.

The 5-foot-7-inch guard leads the Badgers with 15 points per game. She has been the UW’s leading scorer in 10 games and has scored in double figures in 18 games, including six games with 20-or-more points. Karel ranks 14th on the UW career scoring list with 1,406 points. She is also one of the Badgers’ top all-time 3-point shooters, ranking in the top 10 in treys made, attempted and percentage.

Karel was a 2011 Preseason All-Big Ten pick by league media. She was a consensus second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2010 and earned honorable mention honors as a sophomore. A native of St. Paul, Minn., Karel is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District pick and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. She has also earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades the last two seasons for having a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

2010-11 Capital One Academic All-America® 

Women’s Basketball Teams as selected by CoSIDA 



First Team
 Name  School  Dist.  Yr.  Hometown  GPA  Major
 Erin Anthony (1)  U.S. Military Academy  I  Sr.  Allentown, Pa.  3.79  Civil Engineering
 Kathleen Barry  Columbia  I  Sr.  Valley Center, Calif.  3.99  Econ, Math, Spanish
 Amanda Johnson (2)  Oregon  VIII  Jr.  Santa Rosa,Calif.  3.97  Child & Family Health
 Maya Moore (1) #  Connecticut  I  Sr.  Lawrenceville, Ga.  3.70  Individualized Major
 Liz Repella (1)  West Virginia  II  Sr.  Steubenville, Ohio  3.94  Exercise Physiology


Second Team
 Name  School  Dist.  Yr.  Hometown  GPA  Major
 Angie Bjorklund (1)  Tennessee  IV  Sr.  Spokane Valley, Wash.  3.63  Psychology
 Jacqui Kahn  Northern Iowa  VII  Jr.  Sioux City, Iowa  4.00  Exercise Science
 Danielle Robinson  Oklahoma  VI  Sr.  San Jose, Calif.  3.50  Sociology
 Kaihla Szunko  Central Michigan  IV  Sr.  Saginaw, Mich.  3.83  Health Fitness & Rehab.
 Jasmine Thomas (3)  Duke  III  Sr.  Fairfax, Va.  3.42  Sociology

Third Team
 Name  School  Dist.  Yr.  Hometown  GPA  Major
 Jenna Bartsokas  Lipscomb  IV  Sr.  Franklin, Tenn.  3.95  Exercise Science
 Amanda Best  New Mexico  VI  Sr.  Snohomish, Wash  4.00  Biology
 Rachel Clancy  Cal Poly SLO  VIII  Grad  Limerick, Ireland  3.78  Biological Sciences
 Alyssa Karel  Wisconsin  V  Sr.  St. Paul, Minn  3.88  Nursing
 Kayla Tetschlag  Green Bay  V  Sr.  Sheboygan, Wis.  3.80  Business Administration

Capital One Academic All-America of the Year: Maya Moore, University of Connecticut

(1)     Academic All-America first team selection in 2009-10

(2)     Academic All-America second team selection in 2009-10

(3)     Academic All-America third team selection in 2009-10

#        Academic All-America first team selection in 2008-09

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