NDSU forward Brett Winkelman was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America men’s basketball first team and was selected as the University Division Academic All-American of the Year by a vote of the College Sports Information Directors of America on Feb. 25.
Winkelman, a senior from Morris, Minn., has a 3.88 cumulative grade-point average in industrial engineering and management with a minor in business administration. To be eligible, student-athletes must have a 3.30 or better cumulative grade-point average on a four-point scale, have sophomore athletic standing and be a starter or key reserve for their team.
It is the third straight Academic All-America award for Winkelman, who was a first-team Academic All-American in 2008 and second team in 2007. He joins former NDSU track and field athletes Marc Steckler and Jill Theeler as the school’s third Academic All-American of the Year.
Winkelman ranks second on the NDSU career-scoring list with 1,838 points and is fourth in career rebounds with 815. He is The Summit League’s fifth leading scorer and fourth leading rebounder with 18.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per league game, ranks second in the league in free-throw percentage, and his 38 consecutive double-digit scoring games comprise the second longest active streak in the nation.