AUSTIN, Texas – High Point University women’s basketball senior Camryn Brown was named to the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® Third Team on Monday (March 9). This is the third time HPU women’s basketball has had a CoSIDA Academic All-American® and the first since 2007.
Brown has been a leader for the Panthers all year long and had one of the best games in HPU women’s basketball history last month. On Feb. 1 against Winthrop, she set program records for points (44) three-pointers made (10) three-pointers attempted (20), and field goals made in the Division I era of women’s basketball at High Point (16). Her points and three-pointers made were not only school records, she also set the Big South record for points in a game and tied the mark for three-point makes.
She ended the regular season on an absolute tear, scoring 20+ points in her last five games and in seven of the last eight. She was named the Big South Player of the Week on Sunday (March 8) for the final week of the regular season after narrowly missing a triple-double for the second time this season against Charleston Southern on Wednesday, finishing with 21 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists.
Brown currently sits sixth on HPU’s Division I scoring list with 1,305 points (19 away from fifth place) and in 14th place on the all-time scoring list. She sits atop the Division I list in assists with 468 career helpers, second in three-pointers made with 243, and second in three-point attempts with 677.
Brown is just the second different Panther to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American®, joining two-time winner Leslie Cook. Cook was named to the Third Team in 2006 and took First Team honors in 2007. Brown was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District® team in February to advance to the national ballot this month. Candidates must have at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and be at least a sophomore academically at their institution. Brown finished her bachelor of arts degree in Human Relations in August with minors in French and Coaching and is currently pursuing her MBA. She is the only member from the Big South to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American this season and the conference’s first since the 2017-18 season.
HPU is off until the quarterfinals of the 2020 Hercules Tires Big South Women’s Basketball Tournament where the Panthers will play the winner of the first-round game between UNC Asheville and Charleston Southern. High Point will play the winner on Thursday (March 13) in Radford, Va. at 8 p.m. with the winner advancing to the semifinals on Friday.