June 24, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Three months removed from one of the most successful seasons in program history, Army women’s basketball added another set of accolades on Monday to its already lengthy list. The Patriot League released its Academic Honor Roll selections as the Black Knights had three names on the list which featured 61 players from across the eight-team conference.
To be eligible for the Spring Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and participate in one of the Patriot League's winter or spring championship sports.
Sophomore Jordan Elliott earned Honor Roll recognition for the second consecutive season after earning a 3.246 GPA during the spring semester. The Engineering Psychology major from Fayetteville, N.C., enjoyed a successful first season on the hardwood after missing her entire freshman campaign recovering from an injury. Elliott played in 24 games, starting one, averaging 9.8 minutes per game as a reserve guard.
Freshman Bridget Ryan boasted the team’s top GPA during the spring, totaling a 4.035 average. A guard/forward from Scotch Plains, N.J., Ryan played in 11 games during her inaugural season, averaging 1.2 points per game, including a career-high 11-point showing against Merchant Marine on Dec. 13.
Fellow plebe Brianna Johnson rounded out Army’s Academic Honor Roll award recipients. Johnson registered a 3.971 GPA during her second semester at West Point while coming off the bench in 21 games and starting one. The Fontana, Calif., native was Army’s leading scorer off the bench, averaging 2.5 points in non-starting assignments.
Army’s three Academic Honor Roll selections match its total from the 2010-11 season and are an increase from last season’s total (two). At least three Black Knights have been named to the Honor Roll in six of head coach Dave Magarity’s seven seasons at the Academy.
“I’m very proud of these three cadet-athletes,” said Magarity. “Jordan, Bridget and Brianna have worked extremely hard in achieving this honor. They are terrific representatives of our program.”
The Black Knights went 22-9 in the 2012-13, winning the Patriot League regular-season title to earn an automatic bid to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). Army swept all four major awards (Rookie, Player, Coach and Defensive Player of the Year), becoming the first team in conference history to do so, while capturing 16 of the 34 weekly awards to establish a Patriot League record.
For the complete Patriot League Academic Honor Roll list, click here.