CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM

 
CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM
CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA® TEAM
                                             SELECTED BY COSIDA

                         FOR RELEASE:                        Thursday, February 20 – 12 noon (EDT)

 OHIO STATE’S AARON CRAFT, CHINEY OGWUMIKE OF STANFORD
         TOP CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA®
               DIVISION I BASKETBALL TEAMS
TOWSON, Md. – Senior point guard Aaron Craft of Ohio State University and senior forward Chiney
Ogwumike of Stanford University lead the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men’s
and Women’s Basketball Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America
(CoSIDA).
A nutrition (pre-med) major with a 3.93 G.P.A., Craft has led the Buckeyes to a #22 national ranking and a
20-6 record. The 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year earned the
same honor last year.
He is only the third Division I men’s basketball player to earn the honor in back-to-back years. Alec
Kessler of Georgia earned the honor in 1989 and 1990 while Matt Bonner of Florida was the Academic
All-America® of the Year in 2002 and 2003.
An international relations major with a 3.46 G.P.A., Ogwumike earned a spot on the Capital One Academic
All-America® Women’s Basketball Division I first team for the second time. A native of Cypress, Texas,
she is a National Player of the Year candidate and was the 2012-13 Pacific-12 Player of the Year.
A three-time selection to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I first team. Craft is averaging
9.5 points, 4.6 assists and 2.5 steals per game for the Buckeyes. The Findlay, Ohio native is a three-time
All-Big Ten Conference selection. He was also named as the 2013 Big Ten Conference Tournament’s
Most Outstanding Player after leading the Buckeyes to the championship.
Ranked 10th in the nation in steals, he is already Ohio State’s all-time leader in steals (313) and assists
(650). A three-time semifinalist for the Bob Cousy Award , he was named as the Big Ten Defensive
Player of the Year last season. He has also been a three-time member of the Big Ten All-Defensive Team.
Most recently, he was named to the Allstate NABC Good Works Team®. In his career, he has scored
1,218 points and 451 rebounds.
An international relations major with a 3.46 G.P.A., Ogwumike earned a spot on the Academic All-
America® Women’s Basketball University first team selection for the first time in her career. A native of
Cypress, Texas, Ogwumike is a national player of the year candidate and was the 2012-13 Pac-12 Player
of the Year.
Ogwumike has led the Cardinal to three-straight Pac-12 championships and two trips to the NCAA Final
Four. She broke the Pac-12’s career rebounding record earlier this season and now has 1,437 rebounds.
She is also the third-leading scorer in Pac-12 history with 2,458 points.

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While leading No. 5 Stanford to a 24-2 record, Ogwumike is averaging 26.5 points and 12.2 rebounds per
game. She also has a .636 field goal percentage. She has scored 20 or more points in 20 games this
season and has 11 30-point games. She is the nation’s third-leading scorer, ranks eighth in rebounding
and third in field goal percentage. She is the only player in the country to rank in the top 10 in all three
categories.
As a senior, she has been named the Pac-12 Player of the Week a conference-record seven times. Her
16 career Player of the Week awards are also a Pac-12 record.
Ogwumike was also the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year the last two seasons and was tabbed the
Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2010-11. She has earned a spot on the all-Pac-12 team three straight
years.
Seniors Brayden Carlson of South Dakota State University, Melvin Ejim of Iowa State University and
J.J. Mann of Belmont University join graduate student Drew Crawford of Northwestern University round
out the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I men’s basketball first team.
An economics major with a 3.94 G.P.A., Carlson has played the point guard position at South Dakota
State. A native of Brookings, S.D., he has led the Jackrabbits to a 16-10 record and an 8-3 mark in the
Summit League. Carlson has guided the Jackrabbits to back-to-back Summit League championships.
While averaging 15.0 points and 2.7 assists per game, he became the 45th member of the 1,000-point club
at SDSU and has scored 1,036 points in his career.
A graduate student who earned his degree in economics with a 3.31 G.P.A., Crawford was a second team
Capital One Academic All-America® selection in 2011-12. He is currently working on his Master’s degree
in sport administration and has a 3.94 graduate G.P.A. A native of Naperville, Ill., Crawford was honored
as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2012. Two years ago, he was named third team All-Big Ten. A
member of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team,® he leads the Wildcats in scoring (15.6) and rebounds
(6.8). In his career, he scored 1,809 points with 218 three-pointers and 679 rebounds.
A history major with a 3.70 G.P.A., Ejim has guided No. 17 Iowa State to a 20-5 record. A native of
Toronto, Ontario, Ejim is on the Naismith Award Midseason Top 30. A two-time All-Big 12 Conference
selection, he was the winner of the inaugural Big 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year award in 2013. He leads
the Big 12 with 19.1 points per game and ranks second with 8.6 rebounds per game. A four-year starter at
forward, he has 1,478 points and 963 rebounds in his career.
An economics major with a 3.51 G.P.A. , Mann leads Belmont in scoring with an 18.0 average.. A three-
year starter, Mann has led the Bruins to a 20-8 record and 11-2 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference. A
native of Smyrna, Ga., Mann leads the Bruins with an 18.0 scoring average and has scored 1,354 points
in his career. He has been part of three consecutive OVC championship teams and he chosen for the
Allstate NABC Good Works Team® in 2013. Mann is the 11th Academic All-America® selection from
Belmont since 2000-01.
The five members of the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I men’s basketball first team have
an average G.P.A. of 3.68.

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Carlson’s teammate at South Dakota State, senior Jordan Dykstra, leads the Capital One Academic All-
America® Division I men’s basketball second team. He is joined on the second team by seniors Holton
Hunsaker of Utah Valley, Dennis Ogbe of Tennessee Tech and Kendrick Perry of Youngstown State.
Sophomore Marcus Paige of North Carolina completes the second team. .
The third team is comprised of juniors Matt Townsend of Yale and Thomas van der mars of Portland,
seniors Malte Kramer of Pepperdine and Patric Young of Florida, along with graduate student Beau
Levesque of Saint Mary’s (Cal.).
Joining Ogwumike on the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Women’s Basketball first team
are two seniors who were named to the second team last season, Amanda Hyde from Indiana University-
Purdue Fort Wayne and Rachel Tecca of the University of Akron. Senior Kody Burke of North Carolina
State University was named to the first team after earning third team notice last year. Eilise O’Connor of
University of Missouri-Kansas City completes the first team.
A three-year starter at forward, Hyde is a mathematics major with a 3.97 G.P.A. at Indiana-Purdue Fort
Wayne. The Findlay, Ohio native is averaging a career-high 21.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this
year. Named as the Summit League Player of the Year in 2012-13, she was also named first team All-
Summit League when she averaged 18.6 points per game. Earlier this season, she became just the
seventh player in IPFW history to score 1,500 career points, She ranks sixth in school history with 1,535
points.
A management major with a 3.89 G.P.A., Tecca was honored as the 2013 Mid-American Conference
Player of the Year. A two-time All-MAC first team selection, she averaged 18.5 points per game while
leading the Zips to a program-best 23-10 record. A senior forward from Tallmadge, Ohio, she has led
Akron to a 15-8 record this season, including an eight-game winning streak. While averaging 23.3 points
and 9.7 rebounds per game, she became only the second player in MAC history to reach 2,000 points and
1,000 rebounds.
A business administration major with a 3.93 G.P.A., Burke is a 6-2 forward who has led North Carolina
State to 22-4 record. A native of Northridge, Cal., Burke is a two-time Capital One Academic All-America®
third team honoree. The second-leading scorer for the No. 10 Wolfpack, she is averaging 15.0 points per
game. A three-time member of the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic team, she is the only player in
school history to record three 50-block seasons. She is also the Wolfpack’s second-leading rebounder
with a 6.3 average.
A first team All-Summit League selection last season, O’Connor is a health sciences (pre-dentistry) major
with a 3.99 G.P.A. A three-year starter at guard for Missouri-Kansas City, she leads the team in scoring
with a 21.3 average. An outstanding free throw shooter with an .869 mark, the San Francisco native made
22 of 23 free throws against New Mexico State in January, just one free throw shy of the NCAA record.
The five members of the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I women’s basketball first team
have an average G.P.A. of 3.85.
Seniors Heather Butler of UT Martin, Alyssa Charlston of Idaho, Ebony Rowe of Middle Tennessee
State and Alli Williams of Saint Francis (Pa.) join junior Nicole Elmbald of Michigan on the Capital One
Academic All-America® second team.

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Seniors Hallie Christofferson of Iowa State, Jerica Coley of Florida International, Ifunanya Mora of
Incarnate Word and Haley Perters of Duke were selected to the Capital One Academic All-America® third
team. Junior Ashley Luke of Western Illinois rounds out the third team after earning a 4.00 G.P.A. in
biology.

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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.
For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Dan O’Connell, Towson University (doconnell@towson.edu)                           (410) 704-3102
Academic All-America ® Vice-Chair for Publicity/Communications
Jeff Schwartz, North Dakota State University (Jeff.Schwartz@ndsu.edu)             (701) 231-8332
Academic All-America ® Coordinator of Publicity
Shane Meling, Incarnate Word (meling@uiwtx.edu)                                   (210) 805-3071
Academic All-America ® Coordinator of Publicity

Visit the Capital One Academic All-America web site:
http://www.capitaloneacademicallamerica.com
2013-14 Capital One
                                               Academic All-America ®
                                                      Division I
                                               Men’s Basketball Team

Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year: Aaron Craft, Ohio State

                                               FIRST TEAM
Name                  School                  Yr. Hometown             GPA    Major
Brayden Carlson       South Dakota State      Sr. Brookings, S.D.      3.94   Economics
Aaron Craft (1) # @   Ohio State              Sr. Findlay, Ohio        3.93   Nutrition (pre-med)
Drew Crawford (2)     Northwestern            Gr. Naperville, Ill.     3.31   Sports administration
Melvin Ejim           Iowa State              Sr. Toronto, Ontario     3.70   History
J.J. Mann             Belmont                 Sr. Smyrna, Ga.          3.51   Economics

                                         SECOND TEAM
Name                  School             Yr. Hometown                GPA      Major
Jordan Dykstra        South Dakota State Sr. Rock Valley, Iowa       3.71     Biology, Pre-dentistry
Holton Hunsaker       Utah Valley        Sr. N. Salt Lake City, Utah 3.88     Accounting
Dennis Ogbe           Tennessee Tech     Sr. Munich, Germany         3.91     Electrical Engineering
Marcus Paige          North Carolina     So. Marion, Iowa            3.39     Journalism & Mass Comm.
Kendrick Perry        Youngstown State   Sr. Ocoee, Fla.             3.46     Criminal Justice

                                               THIRD TEAM
Name                  School                  Yr. Hometown             GPA    Major
Malte Kramer          Pepperdine              Sr. Frieburg, Germany    4.00   Economics
Beau Levesque         Saint Mary;s (Cal.))    Gr. Lafayette, Calif.    3.80   Master of Arts in Leadership
Matt Townsend         Yale                    Jr. Chappaqua, N.Y.      4.00   Molecular & Cellular Bio.
Thomas van der mars   Portland                Jr. Gouda, Netherlands   3.95   Operations & Tech. Mgmt.
Patric Young          Florida                 Sr. Jacksonville, Fla.   3.37   Telecommunications

(1)       Capital One Academic All-America® Division I first team selection in 2012-13
#         Capital One Academic All-America® Division I first team selection in 2011-12
(2)       Capital One Academic All-America® Division I second team selection in 2011-12
@         Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year for Division I men’s basketball in 2012-13

Visit the Capital One Academic All-America® web site:
http://www.capitaloneacademicallamerica.com
2013-14 Capital One
                                              Academic All-America ®
                                                     Division I
                                             Women’s Basketball Team

Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year: Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford
                                                 FIRST TEAM
Name                    School                   Yr.   Hometown            GPA       Major
Kody Burke (3)          North Carolina State     Sr.   Northridge, Calif. 3.93       Business administration
Amanda Hyde (2)         Indiana Purdue-FW        Sr.   Findlay, Ohio       3.97      Mathematics
Eilise O'Connor         Missouri-Kansas City     Sr.   San Francisco, Cal. 3.99      Health Sciences (pre-dentistry)
Chiney Ogwumike (1)     Stanford                 Sr.   Cypress, Texas      3.46      International Relations
Rachel Tecca (2)        Akron                    Sr.   Tallmadge, Ohio     3.89      Management

                                            SECOND TEAM
Name                    School               Yr.       Hometown          GPA         Major
Heather Butler          UT Martin            Sr.       Medina, Tenn.     3.86        Health & Human Perf.
Alyssa Charlston #      Idaho                Sr.       Sammamish, Wash. 3.97         Broadcast & Digital Media
Nicole Elmblad          Michigan             Jr.       St. Ignace, Mich. 3.95        Biopsych.,Cognition & Neuro.
Ebony Rowe              Middle Tennessee St. Sr.       Lexington, Ky.    3.74        Physics
Alli Williams (2)       Saint Francis (Pa.)  Sr.       Altoona, Pa.      3.86        Occupational Therapy

                                             THIRD TEAM
Name                     School                  Yr.   Hometown               GPA    Major
Hallie Christofferson    Iowa State              Sr.   Hamlin, Iowa           3.43   Graphic Design
Jerica Coley             Florida International   Sr.   St. Petersburg, Fla.   3.41   Dietetics & Nutrition
Ashley Luke              Western Illinois        So.   Oak Creek, Wis.        4.00   Political Science, Journalism
Ifunanya Mora            Incarnate Word          Sr.   Grand Prairie, Tex.    4.00   Biology
Haley Peters             Duke                    Sr.   Red Bank, N.J.         3.78   Political Science

(1)   Capital One Academic All-America® Division I first team in 2012-13
(2)   Capital One Academic All-America® Division I second team in 2012-13
(3)   Capital One Academic All-America® Division I third team in 2012-13
(#)   Capital One Academic All-America® Division I third team in 2011-12

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http://www.capitaloneacademicallamerica.com
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