Boise State's Harris and Van Hoogen Named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Teams...

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BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women’s basketball’s senior duo of Tasha Harris and Jessica Van Hoogen have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Tasha Harris was named to the District 8 first team which makes her eligible for Academic All-American honors. This marks  the second time in Harris’ career that she has been named to the district team, making the second team in 2008. The Longmont, Colo., native has been a success both on the court and in the classroom throughout her career. She is a three-time Academic All-WAC honoree who has already earned her bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in athletic administration, and is currently working on a master’s in communication. She finished her undergraduate work with a 3.6 GPA and has a 3.68 graduate GPA. 

Her athletic honors are numerous including postseason All-WAC honors and a two-time WAC Tournament All-Tournament team selection. She is currently ranked second all-time for scoring in Boise State history with 1,642 points. Her other career rankings include: first in free throws made with 443, first in free throws attempted at 602, second in assists with 336, fifth in scoring average at 13.7 points per game, tied for fourth in 3-pointers made at 145, sixth in 3-point percentage at 34.0 pct., 13th in rebounds at 546, and ninth in steals with 183. She will set the school record for career games by the end of the season currently standing at 120, all starts at the point guard position.

Jessica Van Hoogen was named to the District 8 second team, the first of her career. The Temecula, Calif., native has been just as successful as Harris on the court and in the classroom. She is also a three-time Academic All-WAC honoree who has earned her bachelor’s degree in communication and is currently working on a master’s in athletic administration.

Her athletic honors include: two-time All-WAC and a WAC All-Tournament team honoree. The senior currently ranks third all-time in scoring at Boise State with 1,543 points. Her other career program rankings are: sixth in scoring at 13.5 points per game, fourth in field goals made at 564, tied for fourth in 3-pointers made with 145, 12th in 3-point field goal percentage at 32.6 percent, eighth in free throws made with 270 and 10th in free throws attempted at 385, seventh in assists with 278, and second in steals at 280.
    
The seniors join an elite group of student-athletes as they are two of just 10 players recognized in their district which includes most of the states west of the Rockies, and the only two student-athletes representing the Western Athletic Conference. 

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