WASHINGTON - The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced it's 2015-16 Academic All-District™ Men's Basketball Teams and Gallaudet University senior guards Todd Bonheyo (Frederick, Md.) and Trey Gordon (Talladega, Ala.) were named to the District 2 first team for Division III. Bonheyo and Gordon will now be added to the national ballot for the chance to earn Academic All-America honors, which will be announced on Tuesday, March 1.
Gordon is making his second consecutive appearance on the CoSIDA Academic All-District team representing Gallaudet, the world's only university with programs and services specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. He became Gallaudet's second men's basketball student-athlete to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors when he was named to the third team last year. This is Bonheyo's first appearance on the CoSIDA Academic All-District.
Gallaudet had the honor to have two of the six selections for District 2 Division III selections as the Bison backcourt is joined by St. Mary's (Md.) College's Tanner Brooks, Hood College's Davon Hill, Johns Hopkins University's Niko Kotoulas and New Jersey City University's Chinwe Wosu.
Bonheyo, a mathematics major, boasts the highest GPA among District 2 honorees from Division III with a 3.98 mark and leads the team with 84 assists. Gordon, a government and communications double major, has a 3.78 GPA and leads the team with a 17.2 points per game scoring average.
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 Two is comprised of Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.
GALLAUDET'S CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT™ MEN'S BASKETBALL HONOREES
About CoSIDA Academic All-America® Program
CoSIDA began this program in the 1950's, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports and across all divisions with these elite CoSIDA 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 fifth 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 Academic All-America® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
The 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 2015-16 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.