Three standout America East basketball standouts have been recognized for their impressive accomplishments on the court and in the classroom. University of Maine's Sigi Koizar, University at Albany's David Nichols and UMBC's Joe Sherburne were all named Academic All-District honorees by CoSIDA Thursday and are automatically eligible for Academic All-America consideration later this month.
Sigi Koizar, Sr., Maine
First-team District I women's selection
3.97 GPA in biology
2nd-team Academic All-American in 2016
Two-time first-team All-America East
Leads Maine and ranks in top 10 among league scoring leaders
David Nichols, So., Albany
First-team District I men's selection
3.88 GPA in communications
Ranks 4th in the America East scoring 17.0 points per game and is 8th in assists (3.3 apg)
Joe Sherburne, So., UMBC
First-team District II men's selection
Has a perfect 4.00 GPA in financial economics
Leads America East and ranks among national leaders shooting 50 percent from three-point land.
Overall, ranks 12th in the conference in scoring (12.8 ppg)
CoSIDA's Academic All-America program recognizes deserving student-athletes from numerous sports across all divisions with these elite scholar-athlete honors.