OU’s Robinson Named Academic All-American

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:13 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Feb 24, 2011 12:55 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

TOWSON, Maryland—Oklahoma guard Danielle Robinson was named to the Academic All-America Women’s Basketball Team Thursday for her work on the court and in the classroom.

The Sooner senior who is majoring in sociology maintains a 3.50 GPA and was named to the second team for her dedication to academics.

Wednesday, Robinson became the fifth all-time Sooner to surpass the 2,000-point mark with her 21-point performance against Colorado.

The San Jose, Calif. native leads OU with 18.7 points and 4.8 assists per game. Robinson is the seventh OU women’s basketball player to earn the Academic All-American distinction and she is also a Lowe’s Senior CLASS award finalist as well as a national player of the year candidate.

She is also in the running for other honors such as the Naismith Trophy, Wade Trophy, Wooden Award and Nancy Lieberman Award given to the nation's top point guard.

UConn’s Maya Moore was named the Academic All-American of the year and is joined by Army’s Erin Anthony, Columbia’s Kathleen Berry, Oregon’s Amanda Johnson and Liz Repella of West Virginia.

Robinson was joined on the second team by Angie Bjorklund of Tennessee, Northern Iowa’s Jacqui Kalin, Central Michigan’s Kaihla Szunko and Jasmine Thomas from Duke.

The entire list of Academic All-Americans is listed below.

Robinson and the Sooners host No. 3 Baylor Sunday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. and the game will be televised by ESPN2.

Capital One Academic All-America Women's Basketball Team
First Team
Name Institution Class GPA Major
Erin Anthony Army Sr. 3.79 Civil Engineering
Kathleen Berry Columbia Sr. 3.99 Economics, Mathematics, Spanish
Amanda Johnson Oregon Jr. 3.97 Child & Family Health Services
Maya Moore Connecticut Sr. 3.70 Individualized Major
Liz Repella West Virginia Sr. 3.94 Exercise Physiology

Second Team
Angie Bjorklund Tennessee Sr. 3.63 Psychology
Jacqui Kalin Northern Iowa Jr. 4.00 Exercise Science, Kinesiology
Danielle Robinson Oklahoma Sr. 3.50 Sociology
Kaihla Szunko Central Michigan Sr. 3.83 Heath Fitness & Rehabilitative Programs
Jasmine Thomas Duke Sr. 3.42 Sociology

Third Team
Jenna Bartsokas Lipscomb Sr. 3.95 Exercise Science
Amanda Best New Mexico Sr. 4.00 Biology
Rachel Clancy Cal Poly SLO Gr. 3.78 Biological Sciences
Alyssa Karel Wisconsin Sr. 3.88 Nursing
Kayla Tetschlag Wis.-Green Bay Sr. 3.80 Business Administration