Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks women's basketball standout Mandi Carter has been named to the 2006-07 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America All-District VI Third Team, announced by region coordinator Mark Bechenbach on Thursday.
<#IMAGE:1#>Carter, a 6-foot-1 senior center from Clarksville, is the first women’s basketball player from Ozarks to receive the honor. Carter currently ranks fifth in the American Southwest Conference in scoring (17.5), sixth in rebounding (8.2) and fourth in blocked shots (1.6). She is the team leader in all of the aforementioned categories, and is shooting a team-best 48 percent from the field. Carter’s best game of the season came against UT-Tyler when she scored 25 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, blocked five shots and recorded four steals this year. She has recorded six double-doubles this season. She has led the team in scoring ten times and in rebounding 13 times. Carter has moved into third-place at Ozarks in career scoring (1,455) and fourth in career rebounding (782). She earned ASC All-East division first team honors her sophomore season, and second team honors her freshman and junior season. She has been voted the school’s Female Athlete of the Year twice. A physical education major, Carter has been named to the ASC All-Academic team for basketball and soccer three times during her career and has been on the Dean’s list at Ozarks. ESPN The Magazine recognizes outstanding NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA student-athletes from the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must be a starter with legitimate athletic achievements and maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for her career.