Missouri State women's basketball player Lacey Boshe has earned a spot on the Capitol One Academic All-America Second Team, it was announced Thursday morning. Boshe is the first Lady Bear since Sarah Klaassen in 2006 to earn the distinction and brings the total to six players in program history who have made a total of nine Academic All-America appearances.
Boshe carries a perfect 4.0 GPA with a double major in cell and molecular biology and Spanish.
The 6-foot-1 senior forward from Marshfield, Mo., is averaging 5.0 points and 2.9 rebounds per game for the Lady Bears (18-6, 11-3 Missouri Valley Conference) this season while shooting 49 percent from the floor in 16.5 minutes per game. She also has 23 assists, 13 steals and seven blocks in 24 games.
Twice a Capitol One Academic All-District and MVC Scholar-Athlete selection in her career, Boshe ranks 11th in Missouri State history in career games played (122), 21st in blocked shots (30), 25th in free throws made (190) and 35th in scoring (759).
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.