Four Nebraska women's basketball student-athletes were honored for their achievements on the court and in the classroom by capturing Academic All-Big Ten accolades on March 22.
Senior Allie Havers, juniors Jasmine Cincore and Emily Wood and sophomore Maddie Simon all represented the Huskers on the conference's winter academic honor team. They were among 61 women's basketball players across the 14 Big Ten schools to claim awards. Overall, the Big Ten recognized 787 student-athletes competing in conference winter sports.
To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
Havers, a 6-5 center and psychology major from Mattawan, Mich., earned the third Academic All-Big Ten award of her career. On the court, she started all 29 games for the Huskers and averaged 6.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in 2016-17.
Cincore, a 5-10 guard from Arlington, Tenn., who is majoring in advertising and public relations at Nebraska, claimed her second straight Academic All-Big Ten honor. Cincore joined Havers in Nebraska's starting five for all 29 games in 2016-17, averaging 6.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
Wood, a 5-5 guard from Salina, Kan., appeared in all 29 games for the Huskers as a junior. The management major carries better than a 3.9 GPA and was a CoSIDA Academic All-America nominee for the Huskers in 2017. She is on track to earn her degree in just three years and plans to attend graduate school at Nebraska while completing her eligibility as a senior in 2017-18. Wood averaged 2.1 points per game while earning her second straight spot on the Academic All-Big Ten team. She was also a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2016.
Simon, a 6-2 forward/guard from Lincoln, Neb., earned her first Academic All-Big Ten award. The sophomore communication studies major was also a CoSIDA Academic All-America nominee for in 2017. She appeared in all 29 games and averaged 4.1 points and 2.3 rebounds per game while transitioning from the guard to forward spot in 2016-17.
Nebraska's four academic award winners will be honored at the team's end-of-the-season banquet on Sunday, March 26. Postseason workouts for the Big Red will begin on Monday, March 27.