DEZIREE GREEN NAMED TO COSIDA/ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT VI TEAM

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's basketball player Deziree Green was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine's Academic All-District VI Second Team on Thursday, marking the second time she has been named to the second team in her career. She received the honor during the 2007-08 season as well.

"This is a great honor for Deziree she is a great definition of the word student-athlete," said head coach Robert Robinson. "She has great success both on the court and in the classroom."

Green started the year slow but has come on strong as of late, averaging 7.6 points per game and 7.0 rebounds per game. She is fifth on the team in scoring and second in rebounding. She also ranks as the 12th leading rebounder in the Southland Conference.

In the classroom, Green has continued to excel throughout her career, holding a 3.5 GPA in kinesiology. The senior from Houston has been continually recognized for her efforts, claiming two CoSIDA All-District awards in her career as well as being named to the Southland Conference All-Academic team the past two seasons.

"This is a great honor for both her and the women's basketball program," said Robinson. "She is the kind of kid that has helped us have great success."

She has also been a big contributor on the floor, using her defense to help the Islanders to a 14-6 overall record and a 6-1 start to the Southland slate. It is the best conference start in school history.

The award marks 4-out-of-5 years the Islanders have placed a member on the CoSIDA team, with Green and Jenesis Shaw making second team and Nicole Duncan making first team in 2007-08, Terra Andrews made the second team in 2006-07 and Andrews and Duncan making the second team during the 2005-06 season.

District 6 Winners
University Division
FIRST TEAM
ALL POSITIONS Jordan Murphree TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY VI Sr. Brock, Texas 3.60 Exercise & Sport Science/HDFS
ALL POSITIONS Ashley Crawford LAMAR UNIVERSITY VI Gr. Dallas, Texas 3.95, 4.0 (grad) Kinesiology
ALL POSITIONS Jesse Carrier LOUISIANA, UNIVERSITY OF AT MONROE VI Sr. Sulphur, La. 3.86 kinesiology
ALL POSITIONS Kathleen Nash TEXAS, UNIVERSITY OF VI Jr. Plano, Texas 3.49 Finance
ALL POSITIONS Megan Byford OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY VI Gr. Bray, Okla. 3.72, 4.0 (grad) MS in Teaching, Learning & Leadership & BS in JB
ALL POSITIONS Ashleigh Fontenette TEXAS, UNIVERSITY OF VI So. Pflugerville, Texas 3.79 History/Pre-law


SECOND TEAM
ALL POSITIONS Anna Cate Williams NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY VI Sr. Many, La. 3.84 Health and Physical Education
ALL POSITIONS Roxana Button HOUSTON, UNIVERSITY OF VI So. Coppell, Texas 3.91 Biology
ALL POSITIONS Yvonne Anderson TEXAS, UNIVERSITY OF VI So. Columbia, Mo. 3.94 Business
ALL POSITIONS Deziree Green TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI VI Sr. Houston, Texas 3.5 Kinesiology