DETROIT, Mich. -- The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) office announced the 2013-14 women's basketball awards Wednesday (Feb. 26) as the league prepares to tip-off postseason play. This year, senior forward Kaitlyn Pusey (Holly, Mich./Holly) earned a spot on the WHAC's All-Academic and Champions of Character teams, while teammate Joi Jennings (Detroit, Mich./Owens Community College) also qualified for the conference's All-Academic team.
WHAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM (minimum 3.25 GPA and junior or above academic standing at Marygrove)
Pusey, a hard worker in the classroom, was named to the WHAC's All-Academic team by posting cumulative GPA well above the minimum 3.25 requirement. A health science major and math minor, Pusey has been tabbed a four-time WHAC All-Academic member, a two-time United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) All-American and an NAIA-Daktronics Scholar-Athlete over the course of her basketball and soccer careers at Marygrove.
Jennings, a junior health science major, earned a spot on the conference's All-Academic team for her stellar effort in the classroom as well. The conference honor is Jennings' first from the WHAC after the junior transferred to the northwest Detroit institution before the 2013-14 season. Jennings earned the academic award despite being hampered by injuries for most of the season.
To be named to the WHAC All-Academic Team, student-athletes must boast a 3.25 or above cumulative GPA and be a junior or above in academic standing.
WHAC CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER TEAM
Pusey's accolades continued as the senior was honored as a member of the 2013-14 WHAC Women's Basketball Champions of Character Team in the recent release by the conference. The senior was named the Mustangs' best representative of the NAIA's Five Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Servant Leadership, and Sportsmanship after being nominated by her coaching staff.
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