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Harris Leads 32 Men's Basketball All-Academic Selections
Taylor Harris leads the All-Academic Team as he carries a 3.96 GPA as a business major.
Taylor Harris leads the All-Academic Team as he carries a 3.96 GPA as a business major.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – A four-year performer for Concordia top the list of men’s basketball academic performers as Taylor Harris leads 32 selections to the 2017-18 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team.

Harris is one of two student-athletes to earn selection to the team for the third consecutive year. Harris, who has a 3.96 cumulative grade point average as a business major, has been a part-time starter at guard for the Cavaliers with 13 starts in 24 total games. He enters this week averaging 5.3 points per game. The Portland, Oregon native is joined as a three-time selection by Seattle Pacific’s Sam Simpson.

The duo is among 16 repeat selections to the All-Academic Team and among seven student-athletes with a 3.70 GPA or better. Others above the 3.70 threshold include Concordia’s Daniel Duitsman, Montana State Billings’ Kamal Tall, Northwest Nazarene’s Marko Leprovic, Saint Martin’s Cameron Chatwin and Seattle Pacific’s Nathan Streufert.

Seattle Pacific landed eight players on the All-Academic Team, accounting for over half of the team’s roster. The Falcons had six repeat selections. Concordia finished with six honorees, three of which are repeat selections.

To be eligible for the GNAC All-Academic Teams, a student-athlete must be of sophomore standing or higher, be in their second season competing at their current institutions and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or better.

2017-18 GNAC MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

ALASKA ANCHORAGE       
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Brian Pearson Civil Engineering Jr. 3.20 Elko, Nev.
Curtis Ryan Marketing So. 3.30 Warrnambool, Australia
         
CENTRAL WASHINGTON       
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Karsten Chaplik Business Administration Jr. 3.38 Camano Island, Wash.
         
CONCORDIA        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Jace Cates Business Administration Jr. 3.49 Canby, Ore.
Daniel Duitsman Master’s of Arts In Teaching Sr. 3.90 Portland, Ore.
Christopher Edward Psychology Sr. 3.30 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
* Jarrett Gray Marketing Jr. 3.53 Beaverton, Ore.
*+ Taylor Harris Business Sr. 3.96 Portland, Ore.
Bryan Michaels Psychology Sr. 3.34 Kalispell, Mont.
         
MONTANA STATE BILLINGS      
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
*+ Kendall Denham Health & Human Performance:
Teaching Option
Sr. 3.35 Malta, Mont.
Sven Jeuschede Health & Human Performance:
Teaching Option
Jr. 3.35 Roesrath, Germany
* Kamal Tall Business Administration: Finance Sr. 3.78 Leuven, Belgium
         
NORTHWEST NAZARENE       
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Dylan Brink Biology: Pre-Medicine Jr. 3.54 Erie, Colo.
Carlos Garcia Management Jr. 3.38 Sevilla, Spain
* Marko Lepovic Global Business Sr. 3.91 Kragujevac, Serbia
Nikola Prvulj Marketing Jr. 3.52 Belgrade, Serbia
         
SAINT MARTIN’S        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Rhett Baerlocher Educational Studies Jr. 3.57 Missoula, Mont.
Cameron Chatwin Communication Studies So. 3.74 Gilbert, Ariz.
* Kazuma Lane Civil Engineering Jr. 3.22 Beaverton, Ore.
         
SIMON FRASER        
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Kedar Salam Kinesiology Sr. 3.21 Toronto, Ont.
         
SEATTLE PACIFIC       
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Gabe Colosimo Psychology So. 3.49 Sandy, Utah
* Hunter Eisenhower Exercise Science Sr. 3.30 Wasilla, Alaska
Gavin Long Physiology/Pre-Medicine So. 3.41 Wenatchee, Wash.
* EJ Poulsen Computer Science Sr. 3.49 Reno, Nev.
*+ Sam Simpson Biochemistry Jr. 3.87 Boise, Idaho
* Nathan Streufert Physiology Jr. 3.76 Richland, Wash.
Conner Van Dyken Health & Physical Education So. 3.31 Bozeman, Mont.
* Coleman Wooten Accounting Jr. 3.50 Maple Valley, Wash.
         
WESTERN OREGON       
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
Riley Hawken Business Jr. 3.41 Vancouver, Wash.
         
WESTERN WASHINGTON       
Name Academic Major Year GPA Hometown
* Trey Drechsel Business Management Jr. 3.53 Woodinville, Wash.
Daulton Hommes Finance So. 3.49 Lynden, Wash.
Trevor Jasinsky Marketing So. 3.49 Camas, Wash.
         
* - 2016-17 All-Academic Selection
+ - 2015-16 All-Academic Selection
     

 

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