Women's Basketball's Alex Hall Adds to Academic Honors
Alex Hall added to her academic honors this season when she received Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete distinction on Tuesday. Hall is the second Hawk to earn the award, following in the footsteps of 2011 graduate Mary Silvia.
Hall is one of three America East student-athletes to earn the academic accolade, joining UMBC’s Michele Kuroski and Vermont’s Luke Apfeld. Hall, a management and economics and finance major, sports a 3.95 combined grade point average, which is the second highest on the 12-member Women’s Scholar-Athlete Team.
The Division I-AAA honor is the second academic honor of the year for Hall, who earned America East All-Academic honors at the postseason banquet held on March 1.
Hall was one of two captains for the 2011-12 season and finished the year fourth overall with an average of 6.6 points-per-game. She was one of three players to play in all 32 games, helping lead the Hawks to the postseason for the eighth straight season as they earned an at-large bid into the WNIT.
Hall led the Hawks in three point shooting percentage with a .329 average on 26-of-79, while shooting 35.7 percent overall on 75-of-210. She also finished with 50 assists, fourth most, and 19 steals.
Now in its 11th year, the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association's mission is to enhance initiatives common to its Division I-AAA membership (the 99 Division I institutions that do not sponsor football), in particular, aspects related to flagship basketball programs. The Division I-AAA ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 47th year.