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Courtesy: UTSA Athletics

Gibson, Jewasko named Southland Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 06/16/2011
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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FRISCO — Devin Gibson (men's basketball) and Kelsey Jewasko (volleyball) were two of 24 student-athletes that were selected as 2010-11 Southland Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year, the league office announced on Thursday.

A double major in infrastructure assurance and information systems who graduated in May with a 3.20 GPA, Gibson was chosen as UTSA’s Southland Scholar Male Athlete-of the Year for the second consecutive year. He also repeated as Southland Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year in March and has been named to the Southland All-Academic Team three times. One of two players in NCAA Division I to post two triple-doubles this year, Gibson ended his collegiate career as the Southland’s all-time career steals leader (323) and finished third as the third-leading scorer in school history with 1,681 points. Gibson also made a school-record 232 free throws this season and finished second in assists (183) and third in steals (91). Gibson received first-team All-Southland honors this season after leading the league in assists (5.4), steals (2.7) and minutes played (35.0) and ranking fourth in scoring (17.0). A native of Houston, Gibson was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2011 State Farm Southland Conference Basketball Tournament after leading No. 7 seed UTSA to upsets of the top three seeds en route to its first title since 2004. Selected first-team All-District 23 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Gibson led the Roadrunners to their first win in the NCAA Tournament in any sport and the first by a Southland team since 2006.

Jewasko holds a 3.93 GPA in interdisciplinary studies and she earned a spot on the league's top academic squad for the second year in row. The San Antonio native was the only UTSA player to make an appearances in all 132 sets in the fall and she was named the conference's Libero of the Year for the second time in the last three seasons after leading the circuit with 669 digs (5.24 dps). Jewasko became the first Roadrunner to collect three consecutive Southland Defensive Player of the Week awards (Sept. 20-Oct. 4) and first in the league since 2005. She eclipsed the 30-digs mark three times during her junior campaign, including posting a career-high of 33 against Elon on Sept. 4.

The Southland annually recognizes the outstanding male and female student-athletes from each of the league’s member institutions. Student-athletes must be a letterwinner with a minimum 3.20 cumulative GPA and have completed at least two years of intercollegiate competition at the school from which he or she was nominated. The student-athletes were selected by their respective institution administrators.
The conference began selecting this award at the conclusion of the 1996-97 season.

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