TWO from UMM women’s basketball pick up Academic All-District accolades

The University of Minnesota Morris women’s basketball team had a pair of individuals notch Academic All-District honors from College Sports Communicators (CSC) on Tuesday. Seniors Mallory Anderson and Jadyn Sondrol received the honor for their work on the court and in the classroom.

An Honorable Mention All-UMAC selection as well as a member of the UMAC All-Defensive Team in 2023-2024, Anderson led Minnesota Morris in rebounding on the season with an average of 8.9 per game while chipping in with 5.0 points per game. An Elementary Education major with a 3.84 GPA, Anderson has previously been Academic All-UMAC in her first three seasons as a Cougar and was named CSC All-District last year as well.

Sondrol played a pivotal role for the UMAC champions this past season, dishing out a team-high 70 assists along with 6.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. A Computer Science major with a 3.89 GPA, Sondrol has also been Academic All-UMAC in her previous four seasons with the Cougars.

To be nominated for Academic All-District honors, student-athletes must meet a high standard in both athletics and academics. A minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA for anyone who has completed at least one year of progress towards their degrees is required academically. Furthermore, nominated individuals must meet a performance threshold in their respective sports and play in at least 90 percent of a team’s games or matches or start at least 66 percent of the time in their sport.