Ashland and Michigan Tech both place Athletes on the Capital One Academic All-American Team

Ashland and Michigan Tech both place Athletes on the Capital One Academic All-American Team

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TOWSON, Md. -- Ashland University's senior's Kari Daugherty (Fresno, Ohio/Dayton) and Daiva Gerbec (Dublin, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) along with Michigan Technological University senior Sam Hoyt (Arkansaw, Wis./Durand) were recently named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division II First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Daugherty is a middle childhood education major with a 3.97 GPA. She is averaging 22.5 ppg., and 15.0 rpg. Daugherty is shooting 52.6 percent from the floor and 41.9 percent from three-point range. The senior leads the GLIAC in scoring and rebounding. She holds the NCAA Division II record for consecutive double-doubles (34). Daugherty has 17 double-doubles this season. Daugherty is also the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America of the year.

A year ago, Daugherty led the nation in rebounding (14.1 rpg.) and double-doubles (27). She averaged a school record 21.3 ppg. She established school, single season records for points (744), rebounds (492), field goals (284) and field goal attempts (565). Daugherty led the Eagles to the NCAA Division II championship game a year ago. AU was 33-2 last season.

Gerbec is a biochemistry major with a 3.94 GPA. Gerbec missed all of last season due to injury. This year, she is averaging14.7 ppg., 9.2 rpg., and is shooting 59.1 percent from the floor. Gerbec is fourth in the nation in field goal percentage and 22nd in double-doubles (10). She is the GLIAC leader in field goal percentage, is fifth in rebounding and 10th in scoring.

Two years ago, Gerbec was named first team All-GLIAC and was an honorable mention All-American.  She was also a first team all-region choice and a member of the GLIAC all-defensive team. Gerbec led the conference in rebounding and she was 15th in the country in rebounds per game and 25th in free throw percentage (.851). Daugherty is 11th in career scoring at AU with 1,149 points and Gerbec is tied for 13th with 1,082 points.



Hoyt currently ranks fifth in the GLIAC in scoring (16.8 ppg) and second in assists with 96. She leads the league and ranks fourth in the nation in free throw percentage (91 percent). She ranks eighth in scoring in school history with 1,331 points and holds the single game scoring school record with 37 points. Hoyt is on pace to set the school record for season and career free throw percentage.

During her career, Hoyt has earned Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-America Honorable Mention honors and was a two-time All-GLIAC selection. She has been named to the NCAA Elite Eight and GLIAC All-Tournament Teams. She has a 3.94 cumulative grade point average in mathematics.




Capital One Academic All-America First Team







Lauren Battista



North Easton, Mass.


Marketing / Liberal Studies

Brittany Cox



Winston-Salem, N.C.


Sports Management

Kari Daugherty



Fresno, Ohio


Middle Childhood Education

Daiva Gerbec



Dublin, Ohio



Samantha Hoyt

Michigan Tech


Durand, Wis.



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