Feb. 4, 2010
Lady Vol junior basketball player Angie Bjorklund was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV First Team. The Spokane Valley, Wash., native boasts a 3.8 GPA in psychology and leads the Lady Vols with a 14.7 ppg average and has started 20 of 21 games for the fifth-ranked Lady Vols.
To be eligible for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District or All-America honors a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 3.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
The sharp-shooting Bjorklund has climbed up the UT record books in a pair of three-point shooting categories. This season, she has moved up to third place with 196 career three-pointers and is currently in eighth in the single-season record books with 66 triples made.
This marks the second consecutive season Bjorklund has been honored by CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine. Last season as a sophomore, she was named to the All-District IV Second Team.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA covering all NCAA championship sports.
By earning Academic All-District First Team honors, Bjorklund is now eligible for Academic All-America, which will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 23.