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Gowan honored by CoSIDA for academic prowess
Christin Gowan is having a career year in her senior season with Cal Stanislaus’ women’s basketball team.

On Thursday, she was recognized for her work in the classroom, as the Manteca native and 2007 graduate of East Union was named to the Capital One Academic All-District second team. The Academic All-America program has been conducted by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) since the 1950s.

Gowan boasts a 3.8 grade point average and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology last year. She is currently working on obtaining a teaching credential.

Gowan is one of four players representing the California Collegiate Athletic Association to be selected to the Academic All-District teams. Fifteen total were honored — six on the first team, four on the second team and five on the third team.

The 5-foot-7 point guard leads the Warriors (8-6 CCAA, 10-8 overall) in minutes played (545), assists (70) and free-throw percentage (83.3 percent [60-for-72]).

She is also the team’s third leading scorer, averaging 11.5 points. Gowan matched a career-high this past Saturday with 24 points in a 62-56 home victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Gowan was a part of a Valley Oak League championship team during her senior year at East Union. She was voted MVP of the league and tabbed the Bulletin’s All-Area MVP.