Program-Best Four Tornados from BC Women’s Basketball Named Academic All-District

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 A program-best four student-athletes from the Brevard College women’s basketball team have been named 2022-23 Academic All-District performers, selected by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA).  Brevard College Women’s Basketball’s Makenna Parkins, Chyna Pouncy, Journey Tyler, and Calli Wells were all named to the Academic All-District team for the 2022-23 season.  All four Tornado volleyball student-athletes now advance to the ballot for the 2022-23 CSC Academic All-America team.

The Academic All-District team is part of the Academic All-America program that has been honoring outstanding academic and athletic achievement by student-athletes throughout the landscape of college sports since 1952.   The Women’s Basketball CSC Academic All-America teams will be announced in March.

Parkins is a junior forward from Marion, North Carolina who is majoring in Exercise Science.  Parkins, a First-Team All-Conference selection this season, led the Tornados in both scoring (13.4 ppg) and rebounding (8.0 rpg).  Parkins registered a team-high nine double-doubles on the season and recorded 20 double-digit scoring games. 

A junior guard majoring in Business and Organizational Leadership, Pouncey hails from Dillon, South Carolina.   The versatile Pouncey registered 101 rebounds, 60 offensive rebounds, 21 steals and 17 steals this season. 

A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Tyler was BC’s only senior on the 2022-23 roster.  Tyler will graduate from Brevard College in the Spring of 2023 with a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Literary Studies to go along with Minors in Coaching, Education and Exercise Science.  A transfer student-athlete from UT Chattanooga, Tyler played three seasons for the Tornados, culminating with her senior season with 16 starts for the Tornados.

Wells, a junior guard from Fort Mill, North Carolina, is majoring in Health Science.  Wells recorded nine double-figure scoring outputs this year, including a career-best 22 points with five made 3-pointers in a win over Salem. 

The 2022-23 Academic All-District Women’s Basketball teams, selected by College Sports Communicators, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The CSC Academic All-America program separately recognizes soccer honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

The Division II and III CSC Academic All-America programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CSC with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2022-23 Divisions II and III Academic All-America programs. The NAIA CSC Academic All-America program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.

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