AUSTIN, Texas – The Crossroads League had five basketball student-athletes named as 2019-20 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans recently, with Taylor taking three honors, Indiana Wesleyan claiming one and Grace taking one.
The five total honors from the CL represented one-fourth of the list, as only 20 student-athletes from the NAIA were named as First or Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.
Grace College senior Charlie Warner earned his second Academic All-American award, being named to the Second Team as a junior and the First Team this year. Warner carries a 4.0 GPA in accounting.
Indiana Wesleyan junior Kyle Mangas earned his first Academic All-American award, being named to the Second Team this year. Mangas carries a 3.66 GPA in finance.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District and All-American awards are designed to recognize outstanding achievements in the classroom, as well as on the court or field of play. In order to be eligible for the honor, an athlete must be nominated by their institution’s Sports Information Department, must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or higher with at least one full year at their current institution, must have reached sophomore academic status and must have participated in over half of their team’s competitions as a key contributor during the current season.
CoSIDA Academic All-America honors are voted on by CoSIDA members from around the nation.
2019-2020 CoSIDA NAIA Basketball Academic All-America Recipients
Crossroads League Men
Charlie Warner, Grace, 4.0 GPA in accounting – First Team
Mason Degenkolb, Taylor, 3.81 GPA in accounting – First Team
Kyle Mangas, Indiana Wesleyan, 3.66 GPA in finance – Second Team
Crossroads League Women
Becca Buchs, Taylor, 3.80 GPA in accounting and finance – First Team
Abby Buchs, Taylor, 3.81 GPA in accounting and finance – Second Team