Angie Bjorklund is the fourth Lady Vol to be named an Academic All-American twice.
Feb. 24, 2011
TOWSON, Md. - Senior guard Angie Bjorklund of the University of Tennessee has been named to the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-America® Women's Basketball second team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Bjorklund is a repeat selection as an Academic All-America® in the University Division - last season she was named to the first team.
She is the fourth Lady Vol to capture Academic All-America honors twice, joining Candace Parker (first team 2008, second team 2007), Tanya Haave (first team 1984, second team 1983) and Jill Rankin (first team 1980, second team 1979).
Additionally, Parker and Rankin were each named the Academic All-American of the Year in 2008 and 1980, respectively.
Bjorklund is the Lady Vol career leader in three-pointers made (284) and attempted (707), and has a career scoring average of 11.3 ppg. She is averaging 10.9 ppg and shooting 39.7 percent from three in 2010-11, helping lead the fourth-ranked Lady Vols to a 26-2 overall record and a 16th SEC regular season championship.
UConn's Maya Moore is one of three repeat selections on the Capital One Academic All-America® Women's Basketball University Division first team. Senior forward Erin Anthony of U.S. Military Academy and senior guard Liz Repella of West Virginia were named to the first team for the second straight season. Junior Amanda Johnson of Oregon, a second team pick last year, joins senior Kathleen Barry of Columbia to complete the Capital One Academic All-America® Women's Basketball University Division first team.
Seniors Bjorklund of Tennessee, Danielle Robinson of Oklahoma, Kaihla Szunko of Central Michigan and Jasmine Thomas of Duke join junior Jacqui Kalin of Northern Iowa as members of the Capital One Academic All-America® University Division second team. Bjorklund was a first-team pick last year while Thomas earned third-team honors in 2009-10. Graduate student Rachel Clancy of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is joined on the Academic All-America® third team by seniors Jenna Bartsokas of Lipscomb, Amanda Best of New Mexico, Alyssa Karel of Wisconsin and Kayla Tetschlag of Wisconsin Green Bay.