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Ian Vescovi Named First-Team Academic All-District - 02/01/13


Ian Vescovi Named First-Team Academic All-District
     02/01/13...Pitt-Johnstown sophomore center Ian Vescovi (Patton, Pa.) has been named NCAA Division II First-Team Capital One Academic All-District, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, when this year's teams were released on Friday.  Vescovi, who has a 4.0 GPA in Computer Science and Mathematics, will now be on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration... (Full Co-SIDA Release)

     Through 20 games in 2013, Vescovi leads the Mountain Cats in rebounding (7.7 rpg.) and blocked shots (39).  He is also second in field goal percentage at 54.4% and fifth in scoring at 9.8 points per game.  Vescovi's 1.95 blocks per game rank 24th in NCAA Division II.

     The Capital One Academic All-District Basketball Team recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.  Capital One has been the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs since 2011.

     The Academic All-District ® teams include the student-athletes listed on the following pages 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.

     The Capital One Division II and III Academic All]America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2012-13 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams program.

     First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first, second, and third]team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.