Ausdemore, VandeVenter Earn Academic Honor

Feb. 7, 2008

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IOWA CITY – – University of Iowa student-athletes Wendy Ausdemore and Krista VandeVenter were named today to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic all-District third team.

Ausdemore boasts a 3.67 cumulative GPA and is majoring in business. The junior ranks second in team scoring (11.0), first in Big Ten 3-point field goal percentage (.437) and second in 3-pointers made (2.36). Ausdemore, who was recognized on the all-district second team a year ago, ranks fourth in Iowa career 3-pointers (134). The native of Neola, IA, has netted double figures in 15 of Iowa’s 22 games this season, including eight of the last 10.

VandeVenter has a 3.52 cumulative GPA and is majoring in integrative physiology. The senior has started 101 of 107 career games, averaging 7.4 points and 7.0 rebounds. VandeVenter is tied for seventh in Iowa career rebounding (745). The native of Osseo, MN, ranks 18th in Big Ten rebounding (5.5) this year.

Iowa and Minnesota were the only Big Ten teams with at least two student-athletes honored.

Iowa hosts Michigan State tonight at 7:05 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.




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