BUCKHANNON -- The 2015-16 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District™ Men's Basketball Teams have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Three men's basketball players represent the Mountain East Conference on the 2015-16 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 2 Team and are now eligible for Academic All-America honors.
West Virginia Wesleyan's Tanner McGrew, West Liberty's Seger Bonifant and Fairmont State's Shammgod Wells all earned the recognition.
The MEC had three of the five members of the team with a pair of players from Pitt-Johnstown (A.J. Leahy and Nate Snodgrass) also earning first team honors.
McGrew, the NCAA leader in rebounding this year, maintains a 3.54 GPA in music education.
Bonifant, the leading scorer in the MEC, has a 3.3 grade-point average majoring in sports management while Wells has a 3.54 GPA in criminal justice while directing Fairmont State's offense ranking in the top 10 in the league in steals, assists and assist/turnover ratio.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District and All-America Teams are selected annually by CoSIDA, recognizing those student-athletes who demonstrated the ability to combine athletic and academic excellence at an elite level.
For more information about the Academic All-District™ and Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.
For a complete listing of CoSIDA All-District Teams, please click here.