EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire women's basketball player Sarah Bingea (Sr.-Delano, Minn.) has been named to the 2012-13 Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-America Women's Basketball Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Bingea, an elementary education major with a 3.96 GPA, leads the Blugolds in scoring this season with an average of 12.7 points per game (279 points in 22 games), a mark that ranks seventh best in the WIAC. On Feb. 9, Bingea reached 1,000 career points, just the 16th Blugold in school history to reach the mark. She also averages 7.5 rebounds per game, which leads the team and is third best in the conference. Bingea currently has the top free throw shooting percentage on the team at 80.2 percent and ranks second in the WIAC in average minutes played per game (34.59).
Bingea becomes the 39th Blugold in history to be named to a CoSIDA Academic All-America Team. The 39 Blugolds have combined for a total of 50 awards. Bingea is just the third Blugold women's basketball player in history named to the team, the first being Arlene Meinholz in 1994-95 and the second being Becca Spaeth in 2003-04. Both were also third-team selections.