ALBANY, N.Y. – Junior Scott Morris (Walkersville, Md.) of the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team was named to the 2012-13 America East All-Academic Team, the conference announced Friday at its annual awards banquet.
Morris, a management and finance double major with a 3.73 grade-point-average, was named to the all-academic squad for the first time in his career. Morris leads the team and ranks third in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage (41.5, 34-82). He has shot 52.8 percent from long range over the final 10 games of the regular season, highlighted by a career-high 15-point performance in a win over Binghamton. Academically, Morris has been named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll five times and is a three-time member of the University Honors Program.
The All-Academic squads are a product of the June 2005 Athletics Directors meeting where faculty representatives and athletics directors from each of the conference's nine member institutions decided to honor the league's top student-athletes, who excel equally in the classroom as they do on the playing field.
For the fourth straight year, America East will select the All-Academic teams using CoSIDA's Academic All-America program as a model. Student-athletes worthy of consideration are nominated by member sports information directors and voted on by a committee of SIDs, academic advisors and faculty representatives from all nine member institutions.
All-Academic squads for team sports are based on the number of athletes that participate in a contest at one time or are made up of 10 student-athletes for individual sports. To be nominated for the distinction, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve for their team and participate in at least 50 percent of their team's games or competitions. In the classroom, student-athletes must have a 3.30 GPA and have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Freshmen are not eligible for consideration.