Feb. 5, 2009
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State women's basketball junior Allyssa DeHaan was voted onto the 2008-09 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Second Team, released by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) today. DeHaan, a human biology major, was a third team selection last season.
DeHaan, a Grandville, Mich., native, is second on the team in scoring this season with 10.7 points, while also leading the team in rebounding (6.8) and blocks (3.2). She became the program's 19th 1,000 point scorer earlier this season, and currently is 13th all-time with 1,178 points. DeHaan is also 11th on the Spartans' career rebounding list with 667. The school's all-time block leader with 365, she is 21 blocks shy of the Big Ten record and 115 short of the NCAA mark.
DeHaan is the 18th Michigan State women's basketball student-athlete to be named Academic All-District IV and marks the sixth consecutive season that a Spartan has been selected.
In order to be eligible for CoSIDA All-District selection, you must be at least a sophomore with a cumulative grade point average of 3.3. All eligible student-athletes are then voted upon by CoSIDA members.