Snyder, Daugherty Earn Academic All-District Recognition

Snyder, Daugherty Earn Academic All-District Recognition


Thursday's (Feb. 9) announcement of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District women's basketball teams could be seen as a microcosm of the 2016-17 Ashland University women's basketball season.

There are five spots on the NCAA Division II, District 4 team, and two were occupied by Eagles – junior forwards Laina Snyder and Andi Daugherty.

Through the first 24 games of the season, Snyder is averaging 18.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 3.2 steals and 1.4 blocks per game, while shooting 50.8 percent from the field and 79.4 percent from the free-throw line. She is a six-time Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division Player of the Week so far this winter.

A Business Management major, Snyder sports a cumulative grade-point average of 3.90 through the 2016 fall semester.

So far in 2016-17, Daugherty is going for 14.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals per contest, while hitting 55.5 percent from the floor and 73.9 percent from the foul line. She has been named GLIAC South Division Player of the Week twice and earned U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Division II Women's Basketball Player of the Week laurels on Jan. 3.

A Finance major, Daugherty's cumulative GPA through the fall of 2016 is 3.93.

Snyder and Daugherty give the Ashland women six Academic All-District awards since the start of the 2012-13 season. This is Daugherty's second Academic All-District citation.

Both Snyder and Daugherty advance to the national ballot for potential CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. Those teams will be announced on Wednesday, March 1.