CLEVELAND – For the first time in his accomplished career, Case Western Reserve University senior forward Austin Fowler (Farmington Hills, Mich./Birmingham Brother Rice) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District VII Men's Basketball First Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Friday. Fowler now advances to the Capital One Academic All-America® ballot.
A biology major with a 3.60 grade point average, Fowler ranks fifth in the University Athletic Association in scoring (15.7 point per game) and second in rebounding (7.9 per game).
The two-time UAA All-Academic pick leads the team with five double-doubles this season and has 16 for his career. In just 68 career games since transferring to CWRU in 2010, Fowler has totaled 1,093 points and 495 rebounds.
In addition to being a two-time UAA All-Academic honoree, Fowler is a two-time All-UAA selection, a 2012 D3Hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region pick and a 2011 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District selection.
The Spartans (9-9 overall, 2-5 UAA) return to action on the road tonight versus the University of Chicago (8-10 overall, 2-5 UAA) at 8:00 p.m. (CDT).
The Capital One Academic All-America® Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program's inception, a total of 78 Case Western Reserve student-athletes have been named Academic All-American®. That number includes six in 2011-12 and 19 combined over the past three-plus academic years.