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Blankenship Receives CoSIDA Academic All-District Honor

Blankenship Receives CoSIDA Academic All-District Honor

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Covenant women's basketball senior forward Jessie Blankenship was voted to the Capital One Academic All-District team presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), announced the organization on Thursday. 

Blankenship is now a two-time honoree after being voted to the team last season. She will now be entered into the Academic All-America voting which begins next week.

A native of Lexington, S.C., Blankenship has put together another outstanding season for the Scots. She is currently averaging 13.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, both of which leads the team. She has posted 10 double-doubles on the year, including nine in a row during a stretch that was ended last weekend. 

Blankenship tied the program record with 22 rebounds in a loss at William Peace on Jan. 18. In her career, she has accumulated 1,281 points, good for 13th all-time in program history, and 742 rebounds, fifth in program history. 

In the classroom, Blankenship has also excelled with a 3.95 grade point average with a double major in Business and Art. She has earned Dean's List and Athletic Honor Roll awards multiple times and NCCAA Scholar-Athlete awards twice.

In order to be nominated for this award, players must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher and be a significant contributor to their team. The ballot is then voted on by various Sports Information personnel within the district.

NCAA Division III

         

Katelyn Fischer

MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY

 

Sr.

Reisterstown, Md.

3.97

Business

Kristie Langley

EMORY & HENRY COLLEGE

 

Jr.

Staley, N.C.

4.0

Biology/Pre-Medicine

Leigh Ann Lutz

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE (MO)

 

Sr.

California, Mo.

4.0

Exercise Science and Biology

Kylene Culler

FERRUM COLLEGE

 

Jr.

Stuart, VA

3.85

Health & Human Performance

Jessie Blankenship

COVENANT COLLEGE

 

Sr.

Lexington, S.C.

3.95

Business, Art