GW's Tara Booker Named to Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team
First Colonial on Academic Squad Since 2008
March 7, 2013
PHILADELPHIA - George Washington graduate student Tara Booker was selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team, the league announced on Thursday.
Booker recently became the first player in program history with at least 1,000 points, 700 rebounds, 100 blocks and 150 steals in her career. She ranks fifth all-time at GW with 205 three-pointers, sixth in rebounds (794) and blocks (105), and 20th with 1,159 points scored, alongside 162 career steals.
This season, the Galloway, N.J., native is averaging 9.2 points and a team-best 7.0 rebounds per game. She ranks third in the Atlantic 10 in three-point field goal percentage (.374), 13th in three-pointers made per game (1.5) and 14th in rebounding.
Off the court, Booker graduated from GW in December 2011 after just three and a half years with a bachelor's degree in sociology, and she is currently in her third semester of grad school pursuing a master's degree in organizational sciences. Last season, she was selected as the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Postgraduate Scholarship recipient and was named to the organization's Scholar-Athlete Team, as well. After earning a 3.38 grade-point average as an undergrad, Booker boasts a 3.60 GPA in her graduate classes.
Booker is the first Colonials player to earn A-10 All-Academic honors since Sarah-Jo Lawrence in 2008.
Booker and the eighth-seeded Colonials take on ninth-seeded Richmond on Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Championship at Saint Joseph's Hagan Arena.
2013 Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team
Rachael Bilney, Richmond
Tara Booker, George Washington
Andrea Hoover, Dayton
Jessica Pachko, Xavier
Erin Shields, Saint Joseph's
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