Junior Lianna Carrero (Hamden, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus women's basketball team has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA).
Carrero is the first-ever Falcon to earn this prestigious honor after she earned CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team for Division III District 2 earlier this month.
Carrero, who has a 3.84 GPA and is majoring in criminal justice, was also the first Albertus Magnus women's basketball player to earn the All-District Academic honor.
The junior is currently third in the GNAC in points per game with a 20.8 average, while she leads the Falcons in that category. This season, Carrero has scored a team-best 479 points.
On Saturday, Jan. 5, Carrero scored her 1,000th career-point at the Net's Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. in a win versus St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn). She is the 10th player in program history to reach that milestone.
Carrero also scored 46 points in the Falcons 75-73 win over Norwich on Jan. 26, 2013. Her 46-point effort marked the most points scored in a single game for an Albertus Magnus women's basketball player since Denise Brace scored 40 points on Dec. 29, 1996. Carrero is now fourth in the GNAC with her 46 points in a single game as Stacy Manfredi from Saint Joseph (Conn.) scored 54 points on Feb. 21, 1998.