Case Western Reserve University junior guard Antonio Ionadi (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Hampton) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team, based on his athletic and academic achievements for the Spartans this season and over his career.
Ionadi is the first Spartan men's basketball player since David Thompson in 2013-14 to receive Academic All-District honors. He was one of just six players named to the All-District 7 team, which encompasses all Division III programs in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.
By virtue of his selection to the All-District Team, he will be placed on the ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. The Academic All-America First-, Second-, and Third-Teams are scheduled to be announced on Wednesday, March 11.
Ionadi is averaging 11.6 points per game this season, while shooting 42.3% from the floor overall, and 43.4% from three-point range, and adding 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He has put up 13 double-figure scoring efforts this season, including four games of 20 or more points. He recently became the seventh Spartan ever to make at least 60 three-pointers in a season and the first since Colin Zucker during the 2016-17 season. Ionadi is 30th in Division III in three-point shooting percentage this season.
Ionadi is second in the conference in three-point percentage during league play, making 43.7% of his attempts from beyond the arc. His 62 made three-pointers this season are the fourth-most in program history in a single season, and just 15 behind the program record of 77, set by Dane McLoughlin during the 2014-15 campaign. In addition, his 152 career three-pointers made are the seventh-most in the program's history, and he is 12 away from matching Richard Mullen for the sixth-most ever by a Spartan player.
Academically, Ionadi has a 3.93 cumulative grade point average as an Accounting major at CWRU. He is a two-time Academic All-UAA selection, and was named to the Van Horn Society earlier in the year.
Academic All-District candidates are nominated by their institution's Sports Information Director, and then voted on by other Sports Information Directors in the district.
Case Western Reserve stands at 11-11 overall this season, and will host its final two home games of the 2019-20 campaign this weekend, facing Rochester on Friday night and Emory on Sunday afternoon.