FARGO, N.D. (gobison.com) – North Dakota State University seniors A.J. Jacobson and Paul Miller were voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District men's basketball team announced Thursday, Feb. 22, by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
NDSU is the only Division I school in the country with two Academic All-District honorees this season.
Jacobson (Fargo, N.D.) and Miller (Waukesha, Wis.) will both advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America honors to be announced in mid-March.
Jacobson joins Brett Winkelman (2007-09) as the only NDSU men's basketball players to earn the Academic All-District distinction three times. He graduated with a 3.99 cumulative grade point average in zoology (pre-dentistry) last May and now owns a 4.00 GPA toward his MBA.
Jacobson has started all 28 games for the Bison this season, averaging 9.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage (.474), three-point percentage (.457), and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.9) are all the best of his career.
For Miller, this is the second Academic All-District recognition of his career after also earning the honor as a sophomore in 2016. He owns a 3.38 cumulative GPA in accounting.
Miller is only the sixth player in NDSU history to record at least 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 200 assists in his career. He is averaging 19.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists this season, and ranks ninth in school history with 1,627 career points.
To be eligible for Academic All-District and Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution.
Academic All-District Team (District 6)
Name, School, Yr., GPA, Major
- Jordan Howard, Central Arkansas, Sr., 3.71, Digital Filmmaking
- A.J. Jacobson, North Dakota State, Gr., 3.99 / 4.00, Zoology (UG) / MBA (G)
- Skylar Mays, Louisiana State University, So., 4.00, Biological Sciences
- Paul Miller, North Dakota State, Sr., 3.38, Accounting
- Reed Timmer, Drake University, Sr., 3.47, Pharmacy (UG) / Doctorate of Pharmacy (G)