Four Lady Cougars Named to PBC All-Academic Team

Pairing together with the team’s success on the court, the fifth-ranked Columbus State University women’s basketball team had four players named to the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team.

Ashley Asouzu, Tatiana Wayne, Ariel Johnson and Erin Wilder were all part of the 25-member team.

The academic honor is the second in as many weeks for Asouzu, who was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team last week. The senior crossed the 1,000-point mark last week and is just 11 rebounds shy of 900 for her career. She currently is second on the team in scoring and rebounding. Asouzu holds a 3.37 grade point average and is majoring in accounting.

Wayne is one of just four Lady Cougars to play in all 23 games this season and CSU’s leader in minutes played off the bench. The sophomore is averaging just shy of five points per game and has three double-digit scoring efforts this season. In the classroom, Wayne carries a 3.40 GPA.

Johnson and Wilder have also been contributors off the deep Lady Cougar bench. Johnson sits as CSU’s top 3-point shooter at 36.4 percent for the season. Wilder has seen her first action this season in her second year with the Lady Cougars. Johnson sports a 3.41 GPA, while Wilder is at 3.52.

The team is part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team’s events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.

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