Urmanski receives Capital One Academic All-District first-team honors
University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s basketball player Connie Urmanski has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District First-Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. A native of Edgar, Wis., Urmanski is the first Yellowjacket to receive Capital One All-District honors.
The 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-District Teams are selected by members of COSIDA. The awards recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Student-athletes are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. UW-Superior is part of District Six.
Athletically Urmanski has enjoyed an historic career, where she currently sits third all-time in games played (97), fifth in points (1,092) and third in assists (276).
She already holds the school record for three pointers made (183) and free-throw percentage (.863). This season Urmanski is a captain of the Yellowjackets who are 17-4 overall and tied for third in the WIAC with a 9-3 mark. Urmanski has started all 21 games to date and is second on the team in scoring. In the classroom Urmanski has a 3.98 grade point average and is majoring in elementary education.
“It has been an absolute privilege for me to be able to coach Connie over the last four years. She is absolutely one of the most talented and complete players that I have ever coached,” UWS coach Don Mulhern said. “She brings so much to our team and her hard work and dedication is a big reason why we are achieving the success that we are this season.
“I know that it is a cliché, but as good of a player as Connie is, she is an even better person off the court and in the classroom. She has put an incredible amount of time and effort into her studies and I am thrilled that she is being recognized for that. She truly deserves this honor.”
First-team Academic All-District honorees now advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be selected in February.
UWS hosts UW-Oshkosh at 3 p.m. Saturday.