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Bonner Named CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District®

Photo by Steve McLaughlin
Photo by Steve McLaughlin

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Senior guard Jordan Bonner of the Wesleyan University men's basketball team has been named a 2018-19 First Team Academic All-District® honoree, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. The honor marks the second of his career, as Bonner was also named a first-team selection a year ago. 

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The Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's and Women's Basketball Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performance on the field and in the classroom. First-team honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in mid-March.

Bonner is enjoying an impressive senior season in which he's averaging 14.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. His 9.6 rebounds are a career-high – by a significant margin – and rank second in the NESCAC, while his 197 total defensive rebounds are a league-best. Bonner also registered 11 double-doubles this season, including an 18-point, 13-rebound performance in the conference quarterfinals at No. 11 Amherst.

Additionally, Bonner reached the 1,000-point club on Feb. 9 against Bowdoin as he helped the Cardinals secure a NESCAC postseason berth. The Houston, Texas native is the 24th player in Wesleyan men's basketball history to score 1,000 career points, and currently has 1,026 in 79 games played

The Cardinals are hoping to earn an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament with a 16-9 overall record, and will find out during the selection show on Monday, Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m.Senior guard Jordan Bonner of the Wesleyan University men's basketball team has been named a 2018-19 First Team Academic All-District® honoree, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. The honor marks the second of his career, as Bonner was also named a first-team selection a year ago.