Trinity Sports

February 27, 2009

Krista Prato Matthews Earns Academic Honors


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 Team.

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 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).

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