Honors for LaChance

Junior guard named Academic All-District® on Tuesday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt women’s basketball student-athlete Bella LaChance was named first-team Academic All-District® on Tuesday by the College Sports Communicators organization.

A junior from Davie, Florida, LaChance is majoring in communications studies and has played in all 28 of the Commodores’ games this season including making six starts.

She enters the final week of the regular season averaging 3.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per contest, totaling 35 assists and 10 steals while shooting 84.8 percent at the free-throw line. LaChance’s points, rebounds, assists, and steals figures are the highest of her three-year career. The guard had a career-best seven points in both games against Arkansas this season, helping Vandy to a win in the second meeting between the two teams Feb. 9, and she recorded career highs with six rebounds and four assists in the Dores’ victory over USC Upstate in November.

A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sophomore, LaChance was also named to the 2021-22 SEC Community Service Team last season.

In order to be eligible for Academic All-District® honors, individuals must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and have at least sophomore standing both academically and athletically.

Vanderbilt will face No. 5 LSU in its final home game of the regular season Thursday at 6:30 p.m.