Two NCAC Basketball Players Earn Academic All-America Honors

Two NCAC Basketball Players Earn Academic All-America Honors

2013-14 Capital One Div. III Academic All-America Basketball Teams

Denison senior Alex Longi (Cincinnati, OH/St. Xavier) and DePauw senior Alex Gasaway (Crawfordsville, IN/Crawfordsville) have been recognized for their academic and athletic successes this season as the duo earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-America Team, it was announced on Tuesday, February 18, by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Longi, an economics and mathematics major with a 3.98 GPA, earned his first Academic All-American honor as a member of the second team. The 2013 All-NCAC performer is currently fourth in the NCAC averaging 15.4 points per game and second in assists averaging 3.6 per contest.

Gasaway, a communication's major with a 3.59 GPA, earned her first All-American honor as a member of the third team. A member of the 2013 All-NCAC first team, Gasaway is currently averaging 12.2 points on 48 percent shooting and 5.6 rebounds per game.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America® honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.