LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball player, Megan Risinger, has been recognized as one of the nation’s top student-athletes for her combined performance on the field and in the classroom. She has been named to the 2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-District Team as voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Risinger, a native of Tigard, Ore., has maintained a 4.0 in Biology while also being a key contributor to the Warriors on the court.
A junior on the Warriors women’s basketball team, Risinger has played in and started all 22 games for Head Coach Brian Orr, averaging 25.6 minutes per game while shooting 37.5 percent (42-for-112) from the field and 33.3 percent (18-for-54) from the 3-point arc. She is third on the team with 4.2 rebounds per game and has averaged 6.2 points per contest.
However, Risinger’s true value is at the defensive end as she has shut down the opposition’s best player night in and night out this season. Her impressive defense has helped the Warriors to the nation’s top field goal percentage defense (.325) and the seventh best scoring defense per game (54.864).
As a member of the CoSIDA District 4 Academic All-District team, Risinger is eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America team recognition which will be released on Feb. 24.