AUSTIN, Texas - - Belmont University men's basketball senior Dylan Windler (Indianapolis, Ind.) has been named to the 2018-19 Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District® Division I Men's Basketball Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.
The 6-8 guard/forward emerged as one of the top two-way players in college basketball. Windler has posted 31 career double-doubles, including six this season with at least 30 points. He ranks among OVC leaders in 11 statistical categories, and is the only player in America averaging at least 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
Windler has led Belmont to 88 victories in his three-plus seasons, including Power 5 victories over UCLA, Georgia and Vanderbilt.
The Indianapolis native is a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award, Julius Erving Award and Lou Henson Award.
Windler was a 2017-18 Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-America® selection and OVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award recipient.
A three-time OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient, Windler currently holds a 3.74 grade-point average in his chosen major of accounting.
Joining Windler on the Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District® Men's Basketball Team for District 3 (NC, TN, VA) are Luke Maye of the University of North Carolina, Jahaad Proctor of High Point University, Tyler Seibring of Elon University and Jack White of Duke University.
Jenny Roy of Belmont women's basketball was also honored Thursday.
Windler becomes the 22nd Belmont men's basketball student-athlete named Academic All-District.
The 2018-19 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® Men's Basketball Team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom.
First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, with first-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees to be announced in March.
The Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and College Division. The College Division includes all NAIA, Canadian, two-year schools, and other affiliations.
The 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 2018-19 DII and DIII Academic All-America® teams.
For more information about the Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit the Academic All-America® home page on CoSIDA.com.
CoSIDA Academic All-America® Selections, Men's Basketball Since 2001
- Belmont 16
- Butler 10
- Iowa 8
- North Dakota State 8
- Duke 7
- Florida 7
Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason invitations 12 of the last 13 seasons, including seven automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 16 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 RPIs eight consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, Wichita State). Belmont is one of only nine NCAA Division I programs to win 19 or more games 13 consecutive seasons (BYU, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, San Diego State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 16 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is one of only three NCAA Division I programs to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence.