Fredonia State senior women's basketball player Becky Hebert was named today to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Hebert was selected to the NCAA Division III Third Team, along with four other women. A total of 15 women were selected nationally - including five each on First Team and Second Team - from the eight NCAA Division III regions.
She is the daughter of Jeanne and Paul Hebert of Hilton, N.Y., and a 2010 graduate of Hilton High School.
Fredonia State’s Becky?Hebert (23) looks to make a move to the basket past a Buffalo State defender during a game at Steele Hall in January. Hebert was named a CoSIDA?Academic All-America recently by the College Sports Information?Directors of America.
A Math Education major with a 3.44 grade-point average, she has been a dean's list student several times as well as a member of the SUNYAC All-Academic Team in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and a SUNYAC Commissioner's List honoree in 2012 and 2013.
On the basketball court, Hebert is averaging 22.8 points per game - currently No. 9 in Division III. She is also among the top 20 active D-III women's players in total points and points per game. She's ranked among the top 40 active players in free-throw percentage.
She owns Fredonia State's career scoring and single-game scoring records and is on pace to break the single-season record. She is also in line to win her third straight SUNYAC scoring title. Hebert has been chosen Second Team All SUNYAC the past two seasons.
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 or her sports information director. There were 366 women from across the country nominated by their respective SIDs when the selection process began last month. The regional teams were then selected by a vote of SIDs in each region. From those regional teams, a CoSIDA national committee made the Academic All-America selections.
Hebert is the only SUNYAC women's player to make the Academic All-America team this season. In addition, she's the only selection from a public college or university; the other 14 women attend private schools.
She is the first Fredonia State women's basketball player to be named Academic All-America - and only the second Blue Devil in any sport. Men's track and field multi-athlete Spencer Lefort was the first when he was chosen last year.