Tamboue is the sixth Akron women's basketball player to earn academic honors from the MAC and the second in as many seasons, following Kara Murphy in 2008-09. Tamboue currently owns a 3.353 cumulative GPA as a biochemistry major at UA.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. Members of the prestigious group are voted on by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.