Szunko Named First-Team Academic All-District
Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Szunko leads CMU in scoring (17.0 ppg), rebounding (11.3 rpg) and steals (3.0 spg) in 2010-11.

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MOUNT PLEASANT -- Senior Kaihla Szunko was named Capital One Academic All-District first-team by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday.

The Saginaw native boasts a 3.83 grade-point average in health fitness and sits among the national leaders in several statistical categories, including rebounding (eighth), field goal percentage (13th) and double-doubles (fourth).

She put together a triple-double, just the second in program history, against Wichita State on Dec. 22, scoring 21 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and nabbing a CMU single-game record 10 steals.

Szunko will be placed on the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where First, Second and Third Team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

CMU has had six Academic All-Americans in its history, including 1987 first-team honoree Jody Beerman. Szunko is the first Academic All-District first-team choice in program history, and the first of any team since 2006.

The teams are comprised by ballots distributed to sports information directors across the country. To be eligible, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA, have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games, and have completed at least one full year at her current institution.