South Dakota's senior guard Nicole Avila-Ambrosi and junior guard Grace Larkins were voted to the Summit League Women's Basketball Academic All-League Team. Larkins, a two-time all-Summit League first team pick, led South Dakota with 16.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game, setting a career high of 34 points in a game. Avila-Ambrosi, in her first season of eligibility, started all 36 games as a defensive specialist. Both players earned CSC Academic All-District honors this spring and boast impressive GPAs in their respective majors.

By the Numbers
  • Larkins: 16.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game
  • Avila-Ambrosi: 3.94 GPA in Medical Biology major
State of Play
  • Larkins broke South Dakota's school record for consecutive free throws made with 34 through a six-game stretch
  • Avila-Ambrosi led USD in blocked shots and ranked fourth in Summit League play for blocks
Bottom Line

Nicole Avila-Ambrosi and Grace Larkins' exemplary performance on the court and in the classroom exemplify their dedication to athletic and academic excellence, setting a high standard for student-athletes.