Zeller and Hulls Named Capital One Academic All-Americans
Feb. 21, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Two members of the top-ranked Indiana University men's basketball team are among 15 who were named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men's Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). IU is the only school with more than one player recognized.
Sophomore Cody Zeller (Washington, Ind.) was named a First Team Academic All-American and senior Jordan Hulls (Bloomington, Ind.) was named a Third Team Academic All-American. They are the 10th and 11th players in program history to earn the honor and the first since Luke Recker received the distinction in 1999. In addition, both earned the coveted Mr. Basketball Award as the top high school player in the state of Indiana before coming to IU.
"I believe Cody and Jordan represent exactly what we expect an Indiana basketball player to embody," said IU Coach Tom Crean. "I think their achievements academically is in direct proportion to the success they are having on the court. You can't have one without the other. They are outstanding young men."
A business major with a 3.44 G.P.A., Zeller is the lone sophomore on the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men's Basketball first team. An All-American as a freshman, he is averaging 16.6 points and 8.2 and ranks ninth nationally with a .598 field goal percentage and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in his career with a 17-point effort at Michigan State on Tuesday. The 2012 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Zeller is a candidate for the Wooden Award, the Naismith Award and the Oscar Robertson Award. The younger brother of UNC's Tyler Zeller, the 2011-12 Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year, Zeller is studying at IU's prestigious Kelley School of Business.
Hulls is a graduate student with a 3.49 G.P.A. in athletic administration. He earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from IU last May. He is 29th on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,261 points and is second all-time at IU with 240 three-point field goals made. He is second in the country in three-point field goal percentage making 48.9% of his long distance calls. He is averaging 10.8 points and is third in the Big Ten in Assist/turnover ratio.
IU Men's Basketball Academic All-Americans
2013 Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls
1999 Luke Recker
1985 Uwe Blab
1983 Randy Wittman
1982 Randy Wittman
1978 Wayne Radford
1977 Kent Benson
1976 Kent Benson
1975 Steve Green
1974 Steve Green
1973 John Ritter
1965 Tom Van Arsdale, Dick Van Arsdale
1964 Dick Van Arsdale
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