by Mark Jagord, sports information assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Junior Shanteona Keys (Roswell, Ga.) of the Georgia College women's basketball team was selected today to the Division II Capital One Academic All-District First Team for the second-consecutive year for both work in the classroom and on the court.
Keys is the lone Bobcat selection representing District 3 as chosen by the College Sports Information Director's of America (CoSIDA).
Keys automatically now enters balloting for All-American status, which she achieved last season. Keys, a mass communication major, had the highest grade-point average (GPA) of the District 3 selections with a 4.0. Young Harris College placed two members to the first-team, with remaining selections coming from the University of North Georgia and UNC Pembroke.
Keys has been named Bobcat Athlete of the Week the past three weeks and also Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Player of the Week once during that span. She currently ranks prominently in three Georgia College all-time categories. Keys is No. 7 in free-throws made at 240, No. 11 in three-point shots with 124, and No. 12 in points at 1,122. She is one three and four points shy of breaking into the top-10 in the latter two categories.
The Bobcats take to the court next at Columbus State University Feb. 1 at 1:30 p.m.
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