San Antonio –
Trinity University Tiger senior
Krista Prato Matthews of Davis, Calif.
(Davis), has been elected to the
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women’s Basketball
Prato Matthews, a 6-foot-1 forward, was
selected for the College Division All-America Second Team.
An accomplished student-athlete, Prato
Matthews is a biology major, with a minor in business administration –
and will receive her degree from Trinity in May. She qualified for
Trinity’s Dean’s List for six semesters and also is a member of the Phi
Beta Kappa honor society.
Prato Matthews had previously been elected
to the d3hoops.com All-South Region Team, and is a two-time All-Southern
Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) honoree.
On the basketball court, Prato Matthews is
tied for Trinity’s career mark in rebounding, with 978 rebounds. She is
tied with Trinity Athletic Hall of Famer Terri Hailey, who played for
the Tigers from 1977 to 1981. Prato Matthews is the SCAC’s all-time
rebounding leader. In addition, Prato Matthews leads Trinity in career
blocked shots, with 211, and is No. 2 in the SCAC. Prato Matthews has
scored 1,367 points, which places her fourth at Trinity, and in the top
15 in the SCAC.
A multi-sport student-athlete, Prato
Matthews was elected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association
All-America Scholar Team.
The Academic All-America program is
conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).