MILWAUKEE — Cardinal Stritch University Wolves men’s basketball guard
Tony Smit (Fond du Lac, Wis.) is showing that he’s just as good in the classroom
as he’s been on the court this year for No. 3 Stritch as he has been named to
the Capital One Academic All-District Men’s Basketball Team as selected by
CoSIDA (the College Sports Information Directors of America).
very proud of Tony,” head coach Drew Diener said. “He is very deserving of this
honor. He has always taken a huge amount of pride in his academics and is a
great representative of our program and school.”
Smit, who is majoring in
Accounting at Stritch, will now move into consideration for the Capital One
Academic All-American men’s basketball team.
This award has been done to
recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances
athletically and in the classroom.
Capital One has been the entitlement
rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America® teams programs since
First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital
One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team
All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed 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
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 2012-13 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams
First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the
Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and
third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month. (photo from Cardinal Stritch)