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STAMFORD, Conn., March 14 - Shane Battier of Duke and Mark
Madsen of Stanford, key players on two of the nation's premier
teams, were named to the GTE Academic All-America Men's
Basketball Team announced today by the College Sports Information
Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Battier, a junior from Birmingham, Mich., is averaging 18 points
and six rebounds per game this season for the top-ranked Blue Devils,
who are a number one seed in the NCAA East regional and will face
Lamar in the first round on Friday. He is a religion major with a 3.35
Grade Point Average (GPA).

Madsen, a senior from Danville, Calif., is averaging 13 points and
nine rebounds per game for the third-ranked Cardinal, who are the top
seed in the South regional and will meet South Carolina St. in the
first round on Friday. He is an economics major with a 3.42 GPA.

TJ Lux of Northern Illinois (3.85/institutional curriculum
& supervision), a graduate student from Merrillville, Ind. who
averaged 20 points and nine rebounds per game, was named University
DivisionGTE Academic All-America Men's Basketball Team Member
of the Year, which goes to the player who "best represents
the qualities of an Academic All-America student-athlete."
Also on the first team are Jody Lumpkin of Charleston
(3.93/math & history), a junior from Columbia, S.C.; and Brandon
Wolfram of UTEP (3.86/business management), a junior from
Amarillo, Texas.

For the second straight year, the GTE Academic All-America
Team Member of the Year in the College Division was Korey Coon
of Illinois Wesleyan (4.00/risk management & history). A
senior from East Peoria, Ill., he led his team in scoring (22 ppg) and
was this season's winner of the Jostens Award as the outstanding
student-athlete in Division III basketball.

Rounding out the College Division first team are Neil Bhutta
of Emory (3.97/physics/economics/math), a senior from Cincinnati,
Ohio; Kevin Hanlon of Wentworth Tech (3.97/construction
engineering technology), a senior from Dedham, Mass.; Jerome
Maiatico of Franklin & Marshall (3.93/business
accounting/government), a senior from Catasauqua, Pa.; and Jason
Reinberg of Truman St. (4.00/biology/pre-med), a senior from
Washington, Mo.

The GTE Academic All-America Teams are selected by a vote of
the 1,800-member CoSIDA. To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity
starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20
on a scale of 4.00. Sports information directors nominate eligible
athletes from their schools who are named to district teams prior to
being voted upon the national level. CoSIDA has been selecting
Academic All-America Teams since 1952.

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Following is a list of the 2000 GTE Academic All-America Men's
Basketball Teams in the University and College Divisions:



Name School Yr. Hometown GPA/Major
Shane Battier Duke Jr. Birmingham, Mich. 3.35/Religion
Jody Lumpkin Charleston Jr. Columbia, S.C. 3.93/Math & History
T.J. Lux* Northern Illinois Grad. Merrillville, Ind. 3.85/Institutional Curriculum & Supervision
Mark Madsen Stanford Sr. Danville, Calif. 3.42/Economics
Brandon Wolfram UTEP Jr. Amarillo, Texas 3.86/Business Management


Valter Karavanic Bucknell Sr. Pula, Croatia 3.80/Electrical Engineering
Rob Krimmel St. Francis (Pa.) Sr. State College, Pa. 3.95/History/Secondary Education
Derek Nesland Portland St. Sr. Vancouver, Wash. 3.89/Mathematics
Juan "Pepe" Sanchez Temple Sr. Bahia Blanca, Argentina 3.29/History
Matt Williams Montana Sr. Santa Barbara, Calif. 3.45/Physics


Carson Cunningham Purdue Jr. Ogden Dunes, Ind. 3.67/History
Nathan Jameson NC-Greensboro Jr. High Point, N.C. 3.89/Communications/Political Science
Hanno Mottola Utah Sr. Helsinki, Finland 3.38/Economics
A.D. Smith Oregon Sr. Eugene, Ore. 3.55/Business Administration
(tie) Eric Channing New Mexico St. Soph. Wheaton, Ill. 3.80/Business
(tie) Pegues Delaware Sr. Forestville, Md. 3.23/Communications

* GTE Academic All-America Team
Member of the Year - University Division


Neil Bhutta Emory Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio 3.97/Physics/Economics-Mathematics
Korey Coon** Ill.-Wesleyan Sr. East Peoria, Ill. 4.00/Risk Management/History
Kevin Hanlon Wentworth Tech. Sr. Dedham, Mass. 3.97/Construction Engineering Technology
Jerome Maiatico Franklin & Marshall Sr. Catasauqua, Pa. 3.93/Business Accounting/Government
Jason Reinberg Truman St. Sr. Washington, Mo. 4.00/Biology/Pre-Medicine


Casey Estling South Dakota St. Sr. Center Point, Iowa 4.00/Economics
David Evans BYU-Hawaii Sr. Shingle Springs, Calif. 3.58/Biology
Jeremy Kudera South Dakota Jr. Dell Rapids, S.D. 3.97/Pre-Medicine
Lance Meincke Winona St. Sr. Lake City, Minn. 3.96/Marketing
Aaron Winkle Calvin Sr. Lake City, Mich. 3.55/Business Administration


Pat Britton Ithaca Sr. Carthage, N.Y. 3.54/Exercise Science
Josh Estelle Wabash Sr. New Castle, Ind. 3.25/Speech
Ashton Fritz Clarkson Sr. Pitman, N.J. 3.80/Civil Engineering
Craig Heffernan MIT Jr. Red Bluff, Calif. 4.0 (5.0 scale) Elec. Engin./Comp. Sci.
Mark Watermasysk Allentown Sr. Thorofare, N.J. 3.62/Accounting/Finance

**GTE Academic All-America Team
Member of the Year - College Division

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