April 27, 2012
Loyola University Maryland women's basketball junior Alyssa Sutherland was named to the 2011-12 National Academic All-Jesuit Women's Basketball Team, as announced by the organization on Friday.
Sutherland, a co-captain of the 2011-12 Greyhound team, holds a 3.76 cumulative GPA at Loyola and is president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
The junior was fourth on the team in scoring at 6.8 points per game while registering 53 steals and pulling down 5.0 rebounds per game.
The honor adds to Sutherland's selection to the 2011-12 MAAC All-Academic team.
Sutherland was one of just six student-athletes named to the team from 28 Jesuit colleges across the country. Joining Sutherland were Ashley Armstrong and Meaghan Fulps from Santa Clara, Ally Jensen from Creighton, Emilee Ritchie from John Carroll and Amy Sport from Loyola New Orleans.
The National Academic All-Jesuit Team represent student-athletes from the 28 Jesuit colleges spread across the Univerd States that play basketball on all three levels of the NCAA and also in the NAIA. They share the mission of Jesuit education, founded nearly 500 years ago under the principles of St. Ignatius Loyola to educate young people to become men and women dedicated to service and compassionate leadership. Students at Jesuit colleges have long excelled in the classroom and in the community, but they also have played a major role in collegiate basketball in the last 100 years.