SEARCY, Ark. (HARDING) - Harding University junior forward Kristen Celsor was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division II Women's Basketball Team on Wednesday, becoming the first Lady Bison ever to earn Academic All-America honors. Celsor was a 3rd Team honoree.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. 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.

Celsor, a senior academically, is a communication science and disorders major with a 3.88 grade point average.

A native of Searcy, Ark., Celsor has started all 22 games for the Lady Bisons this season and leads the team in scoring (14.7 points per game) and rebounding (8.3 rebounds per game). Celsor is eighth in the Great American Conference in scoring, fourth in rebounding, second in steals (2.1 per game), and fifth in blocked shots (1.3 per game).

Celsor is the 10th female student-athlete to earn Academic All-America honors at Harding. The most recent was Gina Cielo, a 1st Team honoree in women's tennis during the 2011-12 school year.

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