TOWSON, Md. -- Senior center Carol Cayo of Milwaukee School of Engineering tops the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Women's Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Cayo has been chosen as the NCAA Division III Academic All-America® of the Year award winner for women's basketball.
The Capital One Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011-12 D-III Academic All-America® teams program.
An Industrial Engineering major with a 3.98 G.P.A., Cayo is a repeat selection on the Capital One Academic All-America® Women's Basketball team. She earned second team honors last season. A native of Lake Mills, Wis., Cayo recently became the third player in Milwaukee School of Engineering history to score 1,500 points in her career. She is averaging 17.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots per game for the Raiders, who are 15-9 on the season.
A two-time first-team All-Northern Athletic Conference honoree, Cayo also became the first player in league history to reach 1,000 rebounds for a career earlier this season. A three-time first-team Academic All-District selection, Cayo is the MSOE's and the NAC's all-time leader in rebounds and blocked shots.
Cayo is joined on the Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Women's Basketball first team by two other repeat selections, senior forward Erin Hollinger of Case Western Reserve University and senior guard Sharwill Bell of Rhodes College.
The five members of the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Women's Basketball first team carry an average G.P.A. of 3.972.
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To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.