Mikic Named to CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District First Team
Junior Moves on to National Academic All-America Ballot
Jan. 31, 2013
WASHINGTON - George Washington men's basketball junior Nemanja Mikic has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team as selected by CoSIDA, the organization announced on Thursday. Mikic moves on to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
One of 40 NCAA Division I student-athletes across eight regions voted to a first team, Mikic joins Louisville's Peyton Siva, Temple's T.J. DiLeo and Bucknell duo Bryson Johnson and Mike Muscala on the All-District 2 First Team. The CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America program's District 2 is comprised of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mikic is one of three Atlantic 10 Conference players to earn All-District first team honors along with DiLeo and Butler's Andrew Smith.
A finance major who is on track to complete his undergraduate degree in three years, Mikic is 15th in the A-10 in three-point percentage (.380) in 19 games this season, including 7-of-13 three-point shooting (.538) through six league games. He became the 12th GW men's basketball player to earn A-10 All-Academic Team honors last March, and was also 1 of 178 NCAA Division I players named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court in July.
Mikic will seek to join several former GW men's basketball players recognized with Academic All-America honors - Pat Tallent (1976), Tom Tate (1978), Mike Zagardo (1978), Mike Samson (1979), Steve Frick (1986, 1987), Alexander Koul (1997, 1998) and Yegor Mescheriakov (1999).
The Academic 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 two-year schools.