Iaquaniello Named Academic All-MAC
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Western Michigan women's basketball player Maria Iaquaniello was named Academic All-Mid-American Conference Monday, April 16. The fifth-year senior boasts a 3.40 grade-point average, majoring in chemical engineering and triple minoring in math, chemistry and biology.
Iaquaniello's academic nod is her third conference honor this season, as she was also named Honorable Mention All-MAC and MAC Player of the Week during the 2011-12 season.
Iaquaniello had a breakout season in her final campaign, totaling 389 points after scoring just 249 in her first three seasons combined.
Starting all 30 games, she led Western Michigan in scoring (13.0 ppg) and field-goal percentage (48.8%), while ranking second in rebounding (4.9 rpg) and steals (50).
Iaquaniello ranked eighth the MAC in scoring and third in field-goal percentage during the regular season. She scored 20 or more points in five contests and recorded first career double-double.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. The Academic All-MAC team is voted on by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions.
2011-12 Academic All-MAC Team
Sina King, Akron
Taylor Ruper, Akron
Jessica Slagle, Bowling Green
Chrissy Steffen, Bowling Green
Teresa Semalulu, Buffalo
Natachia Watkins, Eastern Michigan
Trisha Krewson, Kent State
Courtney Osborn, Miami
Tenishia Benson, Ohio
Courtney Ingersoll, Toledo
Haylie Linn, Toledo
Maria Iaquaniello, Western Michigan