AUSTIN, Texas - The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America Men's and Women's Basketball Teams and Gallaudet University junior forward Trey Gordon (Talladega, Ala.) was named to the men's third team for Division III. Gordon becomes only the second men's basketball honoree in Gallaudet athletics history to earn Academic All-America honors. Brian Bippus was selected to the men's basketball second team in 1991.
Gordon is a three-year letterwinner at Gallaudet, the world's only university with programs and services specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. The Talladega, Ala., native is a double major in communications and government. He is an active member of the Kappa Gamma fraternity where he has been involved in various community service projects. Gordon is the fourth leading scorer in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) with a 17.8 points per game average and is the top three-point shooter in the conference. He knocks down 45.9 percent of his long range shots and has made 78 three-pointers this season. Gallaudet has set school records for wins (18), conference wins (14), consecutive wins in a season (10) and are ranked sixth in NCAA Division III for field goal percentage defense (37.8) this year.
Gallaudet has earned seven Academic All-America selections in program history since the inception of the awards in 1952. Five of the seven awards have been earned in the past three years. Swimmer Katie Giles was named to the at-large second team in 2014. Adham Talaat was selected to the football first and second team in 2013 and 2012, respectively, and Ann Whited was selected to the women's volleyball third team in 2012. Wayne Langbein was named to the men's second team for track and field in 1993 and Bippus was the first GU honoree in '91.
"This is a great honor for Trey, who is a leader on and off the court," said Sam Atkinson, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications, who nominated Gordon for the award. "Trey is well deserving of this award as it recognizes his academic achievements, community involvement and his play on the basketball court."
To be eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America 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.
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 Capital One Academic All-America scholar-athlete honors. Currently, CoSIDA honors Academic All-America teams in 12 sports.
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.
- 2014-15 CoSIDA Men's Basketball All-America Teams (PDF)
- Official press release on CoSIDA.com about Academic All-America Division III basketball teams
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Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $206.9 billion in deposits and $289.9 billion in total assets as of September 30, 2013. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has more than 900 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index. 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.