Jan. 31, 2013
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AUBURN - Auburn senior Blanche Alverson was named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV Women's Basketball First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday. By virtue of making the first team, her named will be added to the ballot for the Capital One Academic All-America Team.
She is one of just three SEC players named to Academic All-District teams, joining Calli Berna (Arkansas) and Taber Spani (Tennessee).
Alverson has been climbing her way up the Auburn career rankings this season and currently ranks 25th all-time at AU in career points (1,052) and 23rd all-time in career rebounds (510). She is also tied for second all-time in career 3-pointers with 184.
She has scored in double figures in 13 games this season with a season-high 23 points against Ole Miss. She also tied her career high with 10 rebounds against Tennessee-Chattanooga, also scoring 11 points for her second career double-double.
She is 25th in the SEC in scoring with 11.8 points per game, along with 5.7 rebounds per game. She is sixth in 3-pointers made this season with 38 and is hitting them at a 38.8 percent clip.
Alverson, a native of Andalusia, Ala., earns the honor for the third year in a row, making the Capital One Academic All-District Second Team as a sophomore and the First Team as a junior. A biomedical sciences (pre-med) major, she currently holds a 3.6 cumulative grade-point average.
The honor comes as part of an exciting past 12 months as Alverson was named Auburn's 2012 Miss Homecoming in November. She is also the reigning SEC Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was named to the SEC Community Service Team following her Ballin' For Books drive that collected more than 1,100 books for area charities.