Feb. 9, 2006
Worcester, Mass. - Holy Cross junior guard/forward Brittany Keil (Sparta, N.J.) was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic District I University Division First Team, as announced by CoSIDA officials on Thursday. The six-foot-two Keil was a District I Second Team selection last season.
A Biology major with a Biology/Chemistry concentration, Keil has been on the Dean's List every semester of her Holy Cross career, including two 4.0 terms. She earned a 3.94 grade-point average during the Fall 2005 semester, which tied for 11th best among Holy Cross student-athletes, and has a 3.96 cumulative grade point average. With her selection, Keil advances to the national ballot, where she will try to join former Holy Cross greats Amy O'Brien, Kathy Courtney, Ann Lambiotte and Sherry Levin as the program's fifth Academic All-American.
Keil, who was a Patriot League preseason all-conference pick, currently leads the team in rebounding this season with a 6.4 rebounds per game average. She is also second on the team in blocks (16 blocks) and third in scoring with a 9.9 points per game average.
Joining Keil on the University Division District I team are Ann Strother of Connecticut, Brooke Queenan of Boston College, Danielle Clark of New Hampshire, and Joy Gallagher of Wagner College.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or better.
Holy Cross is currently 10-12 overall and in third place in the Patriot League standings with a 6-3 mark. The Crusaders host first-place Bucknell on Saturday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hart Center. Holy Cross defeated Bucknell earlier this season, 67-63 in overtime.