American's Dobbs and Dumiak Named Academic All-District

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG American's Jen Dumiak
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American's Jen Dumiak
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Feb. 1, 2013

From American Athletic Communications

WASHINGTON, D.C. - American University women’s basketball student-athletes Alexis Dobbs and Jen Dumiak were named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday. Dobbs has been honored for the second consecutive year while Dumiak earns recognition for the first time.

“This is a great recognition for Alexis and Jen, as well as our basketball program,” said Head Coach Matt Corkery. “They are both dedicated students who strive to be their best both on and off the court. They have worked very hard in the classroom and we are all very proud of them.”

The pair has helped lead the Eagles to a 12-8 record this season, including a 5-1 mark in Patriot League play. Between the two, they have led American in scoring in 15 games this season with Dobbs averaging a team-best 11.4 ppg and Dumiak contributing 11.3 ppg this season.

Dobbs, a public health major, owns a 3.83 cumulative GPA and was named Academic All-District for the second straight year. The Berea, Ohio native has started all 19 games she has appeared in this season, and leads the conference with 2.1 spg and is second with 3.7 apg. Dobbs already ranks on numerous career top-10 lists at American. The junior is 10th all-time with 244 career assists, fifth in career three-point percentage (.363), fourth with 146 made three-pointers and ninth in free throw percentage (.757). She was named the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned First Team All-Patriot League honors last season, in addition to being recognized on the All-Rookie Team in 2011.

Dumiak boasts a 3.93 cumulative GPA as a mathematics and economics double-major. The sophomore has appeared and started in all 20 games for the Eagles this season, and earned American’s lone Patriot League Player of the Week honor of the season after posting back-to-back 20 point games to open the year. In addition to being second on the team with 11.3 ppg, Dumiak is also averaging 3.2 rpg and 2.7 apg, shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc this season. The Carlsbad, Calif. native was named to the All-Rookie Team a year ago after playing in all 31 games for the Eagles, tallying 7.1 ppg with 3.3 rpg and 2.0 apg.

American was only one of two Division I squads to have more than one student-athlete recognized on the list, and was the only Patriot League team represented.