February 4, 2010

Evans Repeats on Academic All-District Squad

With a 3.97 GPA, junior from Brewster earns a spot on CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII second team

For the second-straight year, Kyla Evans from the Eastern Washington University women's basketball team has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII squad as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA). The junior was selected to the second team after earning first team honors a year ago.

A 2007 graduate of Brewster (Wash.) High School, Evans has a 3.97 grade point average as a communication studies major with minors in government and leadership. She has previously been named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team as a freshman and sophomore, and was honored as an Eastern Washington Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December 2008 and January 2010.

She also helped the Eagles to a fourth-place spot on the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches Association Academic Honor Roll Top 25 as a freshman, and a No. 8 ranking as a sophomore. Eastern has been honored by the WBCA for eight-straight seasons.

On the court, Evans and her EWU teammates are 14-7 overall and have a league-leading 7-1 record heading into this Saturday's (Feb. 6) home game against Sacramento State at 7:05 p.m. Pacific time.

She was named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week on Jan. 25 for her performances in Eastern's victories over Idaho State on Jan. 22 (70-60) and Weber State the following night (77-65). She had 11 points and four steals against the Bengals and had a career-high 24 points against the Wildcats.

For the season, she has started all 20 of the games she has played, and is averaging 9.4 points per game while making 44-of-106 three-point attempts (41.5 percent) and 24-of-25 free throws (96.0 percent). She is also averaging 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

She currently owns the school record with a .391 career three-point shooting percentage. She is fourth all-time at EWU in three-pointers made with 156 and fourth with 398 attempts. She is just 40 treys from the school record of 196 held by Stephanie Ulmer (2002-05).

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