Brad Loesing, a senior from Cincinnati, Ohio, has started all 30 games at point guard for the Terriers this season. He is averaging 14.6 points per game and 5.6 assists per game. He is ranked third in the Southern Conference in assists, seventh in scoring, and first in minutes played.
– Wofford College men’s basketball student-athlete Brad Loesing has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men’s Basketball First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Joining Loesing on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men’s Basketball first team are sophomore guard Aaron Craft of Ohio State, junior guard Matthew Dellavedova of Saint Mary’s University (Cal.), senior forward Tyler Zeller of the University of North Carolina, and junior forward Mason Plumlee of Duke.
Loesing, a senior from Cincinnati, Ohio, has started all 30 games at point guard for the Terriers this season. He is averaging 14.6 points per game and 5.6 assists per game. He is ranked third in the Southern Conference in assists, seventh in scoring, and first in minutes played.
For his career at Wofford, he has started a school record 127 of 129 games played. This week at UNCG he became the 42nd player in school history to reach the 1,000 career point milestone and he is also third in school history in career assists. Loesing is majoring in business economics with a 3.90 grade point average. He has been selected to Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts honor society.
The last Wofford student-athlete to earn Academic All-America honors was Lauren Bosshardt, who was named to the third team for women’s track and cross country in 2008. Katon Bethay was the most recent Terrier to earn first team honors in 2005 for football. Greg O’Dell is the only other men’s basketball player to be named Academic All-America, honored on the third team in 1992.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports. For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com
The Terriers final regular season game will be at 7 p.m. Saturday against Furman.