Sophomore John Coleman (Potsdam, NY) of the Clarkson University Men’s Basketball team became the fourth student-athlete from Clarkson University to be named a CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American in the 2012-13 academic year when he was chosen to the District 3 First-Team on Thursday evening.
Coleman joins women’s soccer players Sarah Andres and Ellen Heenan, as well as volleyball player Erika Chin, as academic award winners in 2012-13. He will now move to the national ballot to be announced later this winter.
Coleman, who has a flawless 4.0 grade-point average in mathematics, is the first men’s basketball player to receive the honor since 2002 (Ashton Fritz) and only the sixth men’s basketball player at Clarkson to earn the award in the past 30 years.
The sophomore guard currently ranks seventh in the conference in scoring (14.8 points per game), sixth in rebounding (6.9 rpg), 12th in assists (2.2 apg) and is atop the leader board in steals (2.4 spg). He is also second in field goal percentage (63.4%), entering the week 12th in the country in that category. Also, if he maintains his current scoring pace for the remainder of the season, Coleman will have the fifth-highest scoring average at Clarkson among players with at least 50 games played in the past 40 seasons.