Nebraska Wesleyan University senior Andy Schweitzer was selected to the First-Team of the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Men’s Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Director’s of America (CoSIDA).
Schweitzer becomes the sixth NWU men’s basketball player to be named an Academic All-American® and the first since Kipp Kissinger in 1998.
Schweitzer, a Bedford, Iowa, native, has perfect 4.0 GPA in accounting and economics. He has started all 25 games this season helping the Prairie Wolves to a 12-13 overall record and a No. 6 seed in the GPAC Postseason Tournament. Schweitzer is averaging 7.8 points per game and is second on the team in 3-pointers (29) and assists (62). He has scored in double figures in 10 games this season.
The Bedford H.S. product has started in each of the past three seasons for the Prairie Wolves. For his career, Schweitzer has now played in 81 games getting the start in 66 of those games.
Schweitzer and the Prairie Wolves are now preparing for the 2012 GPAC Postseason Tournament that begins on Wednesday (Feb. 22) when they travel to Sioux City, Iowa to face the No. 3 seed Briar Cliff University at 8 pm.
Nebraska Wesleyan University now has produced 118 Academic All-Americans® to rank 10th among all schools at all levels in the number of Academic All-Americans®.
The Capital One College Division Academic All-America basketball teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.