Macon, Ga. – USC Upstate senior center Brittany Starling has been named to the 2015-16 Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team, conference officials announced this morning.
Starling, a Physical Education major with a 3.51 GPA, led the conference in rebounding, field goals and double-doubles, and was second in scoring. She ranks in the top-ten among NCAA Division I players in rebounds, rebounds per game and double-doubles. The Sumter, S.C. native was named First Team All-Conference yesterday and is the only player to earn First Team All-Conference and All-Academic Team honors this season.
Starling etched her name into the Upstate and Atlantic Sun record books in February. On Feb. 6, Starling became Upstate’s all-time leader in rebounds as she pulled down 11 for a total of 992, breaking Yakeeshia Ross’ record of 991. In the Spartans’ next game at Kennesaw State on Feb. 10, Starling became the first player in Upstate history and 10th player in league history to score 1,000 points and pull down 1,000 rebounds for their career. Currently, Starling is fourth in program history with 1,456 points and the leader in rebounds with 1,056.
FGCU’s Stephanie Haas was named the Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The All-Academic Team recognizes student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom and exemplify the A-Sun’s mission of Building Winners for Life. All the members of the team boast a 3.30 cumulative grade point average or better and participated in at least half of their team’s games.