PORTLAND, Ore. – Paced by three-time honoree Tara Thompson, three Alaska Anchorage players are among the 53 student-athletes on the 2018-19 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team, announced Thursday by the league office.
One of 13 three-time honorees among this year’s group, Thompson carries a 3.70 overall grade-point average as a double-major in management and accounting. The senior from Anchorage’s Dimond High School star is the Seawolves’ fourth-leading scorer at 8.8 ppg this year, starting all 21 games for the 10th-ranked Seawolves.
Joining Thompson on the squad are teammates Yazmeen Goo and Tennae Voliva. A junior point guard from Daly City, Calif. (Westmoor HS), Goo earned GNAC academic recognition for the second year in a row with a 3.44 overall GPA in justice in seven semesters at UAA. Meanwhile, Voliva – a sophomore forward from East Anchorage High School – picked up her first award thanks to her 3.79 overall GPA in psychology.
To be eligible for the all-academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 and be in at least her second year of competition at a GNAC university.