VESTAL, N.Y. - University of New Hampshire women's basketball player Lindsay Adams (Theresa, N.Y.) has been voted onto the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America District I First Team for her performance both on the basketball court and in the classroom.
The senior wing player has come back from last year's foot surgery to lead the Wildcats in scoring through the first 22 games of the season. Adams is averaging 11.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game as UNH, picked eighth in the America East preseason coaches poll, finds itself in a tie for third place in America East with a 7-6 conference record.
Adams, who has led the team in scoring in eight games so far this season, has reached double figures in points 14 times this year, including nine of the last 12 games. She is shooting 46.4 percent from the field, including 40 percent from the three-point line, and 73.2 percent from the free throw line.
Playing in her home state in front of family, friends, and a regional television audience on February 5, Adams scored a career-high 23 points against Albany and was named America East Co-Player of the Week the following Monday.
Majoring in athletic training, Adams has been as consistent with her schoolwork as she has been with her work in the gym. She has been named to the America East Academic Honor Roll the past three seasons and is preparing to become an athletic trainer in the near future.
Adams, along with fellow First Team members Lisa Andrews of Holy Cross, Lani Boardman of Vermont, Reka Cserny of Harvard, and Jessalyn Deveny of Boston College, will be on the nationwide ballot for the Academic All-America Team, to be announced next month. The All-District I Team was voted on by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) who work at schools in the six New England states and New York.