By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) revealed the 2018-19 men's basketball Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams on Thursday, Feb. 21 with both Austin Schreck and Caleb Cox of Capital University Men's Basketball receiving spots on the first team. By being named First Team Academic All-District, both are automatically qualified for Academic All-American consideration. These are the first Google Cloud Academic All-District® selections for each player.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams as selected by CoSIDA recognize student-athletes for excelling on the court and in the classroom.
Schreck (Erlanger, Ky./Dixie Heights) is one of the most dynamic guards in the Ohio Athletic Conference this season and has been a steady performer for the Crusaders for the past four years. This year especially, Schreck has propelled Capital to new heights and his play helped the Crusaders earn a share of the OAC regular season title and the No. 1 seed in this week's OAC Tournament. The senior is averaging career highs in points, rebounds, assists and steals this year. Schreck is currently fourth in the OAC with an average of 17.0 points per game. He ranks sixth in the conference in rebounds per game and 10th in assists (2.8 apg). He is one of only two OAC players in the top 10 in points, rebounds and assists per game. On Dec. 8, 2018, Schreck became the 32nd player in program history to score 1,000 career points and he currently ranks 11th on Capital's all-time scoring list with 1,336 career points. On the defensive end, Schreck ranks eighth in the conference with 33 steals.
While Schreck does his damage on the wing, Cox (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) has been too much to handle down low for just about every team Capital has played this season. The senior is also averaging career bests in points, rebounds, assists and steals. Cox's 15.0 points per game rank eighth in the conference and he is second in the league with an average of 10.1 rebounds per contest. Cox is one of only two players in the OAC averaging a double-double this season and he is tied for 38th in the country with 11 double-doubles this year. Cox is ninth in the OAC in steals with a career-high 32.
Both Schreck and Cox will have at least one more chance to improve their stats as the top-seeded Crusaders host No. 5 Baldwin Wallace University in the OAC Tournament Semifinals tonight at 7 p.m. in The Capital Center. More information on that game can be found here.
For more information about CoSIDA's Google Cloud Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, visit www.AcademicAllAmerica.com or the Academic All-America® homepage on www.CoSIDA.com.