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Feb. 5 - BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany senior Kaitlyn McCormick (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Park) was voted to the ESPN the Magazine Third Team Academic All-District II Women’s Basketball team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their current institution and be nominated by their sports information director. All Division II, III and NAIA institutions in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia make up District II.

On the hardwood, McCormick was an Honorable Mention All-PAC selection last year and is one of the top contributors for the Bison (10-10, 5-5) again this season. She is the leading scorer for BC with 9.8 points per game, is second on the team in steals (1.9) and fourth on the team in rebounding (4.3). McCormick was named All-Tournament Team at Wooster earlier this season and was chosen as the PAC Player of the Week for Feb. 2 after averaging 16 points and six rebounds in wins over Waynesburg and Geneva.

Academically, McCormick has better than a 3.8 GPA as a psychology/pre-physical therapy major. She has made the Dean’s List six times and the PAC Academic Honor Roll twice. McCormick serves as secretary for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, volunteers at Wheeling Hospital and Mountain River Physical Therapy, and as a sophomore, was one of nine national finalists for the V Foundation Comeback Award.

“Kaitlyn truly deserves this type of honor,” said Bison head coach Rebecca Upton. “This just shows the type of person she is. She works really hard on the floor and in the classroom and her work ethic in everything she does is second to none.”

Kaitlyn is the daughter of Constance Bitzer and Tim McCormick of Wheeling.