Tennessee's Parker, Millikin's Ippel top Academic All-America teams

Updated: February 26, 2008, 10:12 PM ET
ESPN.com

Junior forward Candace Parker of Tennessee and senior forward Lindsay Ippel of Millikin University lead the 2007-08 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America women's basketball teams.

The selections are made by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Parker carries a 3.35 grade-point average in sports management. She led Tennessee to the 2007 NCAA title, and the Lady Vols are among the top five teams in the country again this year.

She's joined on the first team of the University Division by Delaney Conway of Portland State, Jackie McFarland of Colorado, Laura Rudolphi of Indiana State and Lindsay Whorton of Drake.

Parker's senior teammate, Nicky Anosike, earned second team Academic All-America honors along with Megan Frazee of Liberty, Danielle Green of Oklahoma State, Lauren Kohn of Ohio and Crystal Langhorne of Maryland.

The third team is comprised of Chelsea Chowning of Kentucky, Brittany Cook of Virginia Tech, Sarah-Jo Lawrence of George Washington, Whitney Lewis of Wright State, Katelyn Murray of St. Bonaventure and Allie Quigley of DePaul.

Lindsay Ippel of Millikin was the leading scorer in NCAA Division III play last year and she holds 17 school records. She holds a 3.54 grade-point average in nursing.

Joining Ippel as first team Academic All-America selections in the College Division are Anna Atkinson of Wingate, Emily Brister of West Texas A&M, Rachel Folcik of Ferris State, Allison Fowler of Union (Ky.) and Tarra Richardson of McMurry.

Second team honorees are Emilee Ackerman of Westminster (Pa.), Katie LaViolette of Concordia-St. Paul, Megan Scheele of Edgewood and Michelle Stueve of Emporia State.

The third team includes DeCarol Davis of the United States Coast Guard Academy, Melanie Hageman of Concordia (Moorhead), Sheena Kuntzsch of Fort Hays State, Lindsey Maple of Central Missouri State and Justine Pagenhardt of Marietta.

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