After another tough year on the court for the Women's basketball team, it was good to hear that three of the players on the squad had earned all-academic honors. All three of the players who earned all-academic honors were honored at senior night.
Those three players are, Ireti Amojo (RS Jr.), Carly Noyes (Sr.), and Katie Grad (RS Sr.).
Katie Grad and Carly Noyes earned second team honors with a 3.80 and 3.49 GPAs, respectively; Amojo garnered an honorable mention with a 3.25 GPA. For Noyes and Amojo, this is the second time they have earned this award; as for Katie Grad, she has the rare distinction of earning this honor for all four years she was on the court. All three easily earned all academic honors. To earn all academic honors, the athlete must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and be a starter or significant contributor to their respective squads.
Katie Grad actually graduated last may with a degree in kinesiology; she is currently working towards a master's degree in Sports Management. The other two athletes (Noyes and Amojo) are going to graduate this May. As for Amojo and Noyes, they are graduating this May and will graduate with degrees in communications and elementary education.
Noyes finished out her career as one of the best players in program history. She leaves WSU with the career records in games played (25), games started (119), and blocks (158).
Here is the official release from the WSU Athletic Department:
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Washington State University had three women's basketball student-athletes receive Pac-12 Conference All-Academic accolades, conference commissioner Larry Scott announced Tuesday.
Redshirt-senior guard Katie Grad and senior center Carly Noyes each garnered second team honors while redshirt-junior guard Ireti Amojo received honorable mention.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average and be either a starter or significant contributor.
Grad caps her career with her fourth career all-academic accolade while owning a 3.80 GPA. Noyes and Amojo each pick up their second career academic honor after producing GPA’s of 3.49 and 3.25, respectively.
Grad graduated with a degree in kinesiology last May and his currently working towards a master’s degree in sports management. Amojo and Noyes are set to graduate this May with degrees in communications and elementary education, respectively. Noyes finished her WSU career with school records for games played (25), games started (119) and blocks (158).