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Lazarcik Repeats as Second Team Academic All-American

February 18, 2014 at 10:53 am

James Lazarcik-Academic All-AmericanTowson, MD – For the second straight year, James Lazarcik, a 6’5 senior forward for the Beloit College Men’s Basketball team from La Crescent, Minnesota, has been named to the Second Team on the Capital One Academic All-America Team, selected by the College Sports Information Director of America (CoSIDA).

Lazarcik is one of six players to repeat on the Academic All-American Team from 2012-13 among the 15 honorees named to the three teams. 

Lazarcik, a Chemistry major, carries a 3.78 GPA.  Going into the final two games of the 2013-14 season – Wednesday vs. Carroll and Saturday afternoon vs. Cornell – he is averaging 19.0 points and 9.1 rebounds per game while shooting 69.4% from the field, which leads NCAA Division III.  Overall he leads the Buccaneers (9-12, 7-9 MWC) in 12 different categories.  He leads the Midwest Conference in rebounding and field goal percentage, ranks fourth in scoring and sixth in blocked shots.

To be eligible for Academic All-American consideration a student athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and be nominated by the institution’s Sports Information Director.  Only First Team Academic All-District selections are eligible for Academic All-American honors.

Capital One Academic All-American Release