WASHINGTON – The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District Teams for men's basketball and Gallaudet University junior guard Trey Gordon (Talladega, Ala.) was named to the District 2 first team for Division III. Gordon will be added to the national ballot for the chance to receive Academic All-American honors, which will be announced later this month.
This is the first time since the 2009-10 season that a GU men's basketball student-athlete has landed on the CoSIDA Academic All-District team. That year Robert Siebert, now an assistant coach with the Bison, was named to the District Two second team. Gallaudet has earned six Academic All-American honors in program history.
Gordon is one of five student-athletes on the District 2 first team as he is joined by Davon Hill from Hood College and George Mugarinovic, Jimmy Hammer and Austin Vasiliadis from Johns Hopkins University. Gordon is the only representative from the North Eastern Athletic Conference.
Gordon has had an outstanding season with the Bison, scoring 374 points; making 67 three-point shots. The junior guard is shooting 47.2 percent from the field and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. He has pulled down 133 rebounds (68 offense, 95 defense), totaled 27 assists and 21 steals in 20 games played. Gordon has been a key player in the 15 games won by the Bison this season, averaging 34.8 minutes of playing time in the games. He leads the NEAC in scoring, three-pointers (67), three-point percentage (46.5) and points.
To be eligible for CoSIDA Academic honors, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average 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. District 2 is comprised of Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.
CoSIDA began this program in the 1950s, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports and across all divisions with these elite Capital One Academic All-America scholar-athlete honors. Currently, CoSIDA honors Academic All-Americans in 12 sports.
The Academic All-District teams include the student-athletes listed per sport and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The Capital One Division II and III Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2014-15 DII and DIII Academic All-America teams program
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Gallaudet Men's Basketball CoSIDA Academic All-District Honorees
2014-15: Trey Gordon (First Team)
2009-10: Robert Siebert (Second Team)