Kentucky women’s basketball redshirt senior Sabrina Haines has been an underappreciated aspect of the team’s success this season, both on and off the court.
Ahead of the Wildcats matchup against the Ole Miss Rebels later on Thursday, Haines was tabbed as an Academic All-District First Team member by the College Sports Information Directors of America for her efforts in the classroom and on the hardwood.
Senior guard @sabrinahaines has been named a CoSIDA Academic All-District First-Team honoree for her hard work in the classroom throughout her career! ???
— Kentucky WBB (@KentuckyWBB) February 20, 2020
Haines is one of four currently Wildcats that have already received their degree. She graduated back in December of 2019 with a degree in print journalism, earning a cumulative GPA of 3.938. The former Arizona State transfer was also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2019 while she sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.
On the floor, Haines has steadily been one of Kentucky’s most dependable players. Whenever the team needs a big shot in the worst way, Haines has time and time again came up clutch for the ‘Cats. On the season, the 5-foot-10 guard is averaging 10.2 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting a team-high 41.6 percent from beyond the arc. She is also second on the team in steals and leads Kentucky in overall minutes played.
And by the way, she also tore her ACL before coming to Lexington. Haines is as about as tough as they come; the complete package for a college basketball player.
Haines is one of 42 Divison I women’s basketball players to earn the recognition. According to the press release sent out by UK, “First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced between March 9-12.”