Reyana Colson Named NCAA Academic All-American
Women's basketball player Reyana Colson earned a spot on the Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The senior guard holds the third-best scoring average in the nation at the Division II level with 21.6 points per game. A star in the classroom, Colson has compiled a 3.68 GPA as an accounting major.
Currently on the CPP all-time leaderboards, she ranks fifth in points with 1,768. Colson has also racked up 20 double-double performances in her four years wearing the Bronco uniform. On Feb. 19 against Cal State Stanislaus, Colson set a new career high for points in a single game with 35.
With all of her accomplishments this season, the Compton native also is a candidate for the Division II National Player of the Year Award.
Earlier this month, Colson's teammates Megan Ford and Rosslyn Beard joined her on the Capital One Academic All-District Team.
To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at her current institution.
Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
CPP will host a first-round game for the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament on Tuesday at 7 p.m.