TOWSON, Md. - Northwest University’s junior forward Michael Greene of Bellingham, Wash., was named to the first team, 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® squad for College Division Men. This is the second straight year for the award for Greene who was a second team member last year. He is the sole representative selected from the Cascade Conference.
The Capital One College Division Academic All-America® basketball teams are comprised of student-athletes from NAIA, Canadian and two-year institutions.
An accounting and finance major from Bellingham, Wash., Greene carries a 3.91 G.P.A. Greene leads Northwest in several categories including scoring (18.1 points per game), rebounding (8.7 rebounds per game), assists (2.62 per game) and steals (1.45 per game). Ranked second in NAIA Division II in field-goal percentage at 66.6 percent, Greene helped Northwest make back-to-back national tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. 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 in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.
Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN’s Capital One Bowl Week. In 2010, Capital One launched the Capital One Cup, a prestigious new program rewarding NCAA Division I athletics programs for their cumulative on-field performance across multiple men’s and women’s sports. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot Team, all 88 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate programs.
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Share on Facebook