Axelrod Named Academic All-American

Ohio Wesleyan junior Nate Axelrod
Ohio Wesleyan junior Nate Axelrod

Story Courtesy of Ohio Wesleyan Sports Information Department

2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Div. III Men's Basketball Team

Ohio Wesleyan junior guard Nate Axelrod (Dublin, OH/Coffman) has been voted to the Academic All-America® men's basketball teams, it was announced on February 28th.

Axelrod, who was a second-team Academic All-America® selection, ranks fourth in the NCAC in scoring and leads the league in assists with averages of 17.6 points and 4.7 assists per game, respectively.  He leads the NCAC in assist/turnover ratio (2.4:1) and ranks fourth in three-point field goals (2.0/game), ninth in free throw percentage (.767), 10th in steals (1.2/game), and 15th in field goal percentage (.459).  He was named to the Team of the Week and selected as NCAC Player of the Week after averaging 25.5 points and 4.5 assists in Ohio Wesleyan wins over Hiram and Allegheny in mid January. He also surpassed the career 1000-point mark in the team's second game this season.  Axelrod is a finance economics major.

Ohio Wesleyan finished the season with a 21-7 record.  The Bishops won the NCAC championship for the third consecutive season and advanced to the championship game of the NCAC tournament.

The Academic All-America® teams are selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. To be considered for the teams, one must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or better and be a starter or important reserve.

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