Feb. 21, 2013
TOWSON, Md. – University of New Mexico Women’s Basketball guard Caroline Durbin has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America team for a second-straight season. The senior was selected to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team and was one of only fifteen NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball student-athletes to receive this elite academic award.
“I am very proud of Caroline and all she continues to accomplish at the University of New Mexico. She has set the example for the type of student-athlete we want in our program. Caroline has worked very hard both on and off the court and is very deserving of all the accolades she continues to earn,” said Head Coach Yvonne Sanchez.
The Austin, Texas native was a First Team Capital One Academic All-American selection in 2011-12 and was the program’s first-ever First Team selection to an Academic All-America team. Durbin is only the second Lobo to earn Academic All-American honors after Amanda Best was a Third Team Capital One Academic All-America selection for the 2010-11 season. She is also just the second student-athlete in the history of the Mountain West Conference to receive multiple academic all-america awards. Colorado State’s Lindsay Thomas also won back-to-back awards in the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons.
Her on-the-court accolades include a First Team All-Mountain West selection for the 2011-12 season as well as being named to the Preseason All-Conference Team before this season. Durbin is on pace to become the 17th player in program history to score 1,000 career points. She will also leave in the top three all-time in multiple career and season three-point shooting records.
The senior is in line to make both the Mountain West All-Academic Team and the Mountain West Scholar Athlete list for a fourth time.
Durbin, a Business major with a concentration in Accounting and Finance, holds an impressive 4.18 cumulative grade point average. She was named to her second-straight Academic All-District team in January. It marked the eighth time a Lobo has been named to a Capital One Academic All-District Team.
“I am very surprised and honored to be on this list with other great student-athletes. It’s a testament to the commitment to academics put forth by our coaching staff and academic advisors. It feels great to be recognized for hard work on and off the court,” Durbin said.
Durbin will graduate this spring and plans on attending graduate school to earn a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting.