GTE Academic All-America Men's Basketball Team includes Michael Doleac of Utah and Pat Garrity of Notre Dame
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STAMFORD, Conn.-- Michael Doleac, the leading scorer and rebounder for the University of Utah, and Pat Garrity, the third leading scorer in Notre Dame history, were among the 30 student-athletes named to the GTE Academic All-America Men's Basketball Team announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both are finalists for numerous national player of the year honors.
Doleac, a senior from Portland, Oregon, is a biology major with a 3.41 Grade Point Average (GPA). After helping the Utes to a 25-3 regular season record, Doleac led the Utes to a pair of wins in the NCAA tournament last weekend. They face West Virginia in the NCAA West Regional semifinals Thursday night.
Garrity, a senior from Monument, Colo., has a 3.68 GPA in pre-professional science. He made the GTE first team last year and averaged 23 points and eight rebounds per game this season. He was named University Division GTE 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 Matt Harpring of Georgia Tech, a senior from Dunwoody, Ga. (3.25/management); T.J. Lux of Northern Illinois, a junior from Merrillville, Ind. (3.50/mathematics education); and Corey Reed of Radford, a senior from Bremen, Ind. (3.89/chemistry).
The College Division includes Chris Kiger of Elon College, a senior from Wilmington, N.C., who is the GTE Academic All-America Team Member of the Year in the College Division (3.97/political science/public administration); John Camillus of Ohio Wesleyan, a senior from Centerville, Ohio (4.00/philosophy/pre-law); Joe Imhoff of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, a senior from Marshfield, Wis. (3.96/accounting/finance); Kipp Kissinger of Nebraska-Wesleyan, a senior from Fairfield, Neb. (3.85/exercise science); and Ryan Ostrom of Fort Lewis, a senior from Tempe, Ariz. (3.96/finance).
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 on the national level. CoSIDA has been selecting Academic All-America teams since 1952.
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Following is a list of the GTE Academic All-America Men's Basketball Teams in the University and College Divisions:
1998 GTE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS
UNIVERSITY DIVISION FIRST TEAM
UNIVERSITY DIVISION SECOND TEAM
|Seat Pleasant, Md.
UNIVERSITY DIVISION THIRD TEAM
* GTE Academic All-America Team Member of the Year - University Division
COLLEGE DIVISION FIRST TEAM
|3.97/Political Science/Public Admin.
COLLEGE DIVISION SECOND TEAM
|East Peoria, Ill.
|Univ. of the South
|Albuquerque, N. Mex.
|Beaver Falls, Pa.
COLLEGE DIVISION THIRD TEAM
|Franklin & Marshall
|Fergus Falls, Minn.