Sullivan Nabs More Academic Honors

AMES, Iowa--Iowa State junior guard Jake Sullivan was named to the third-team Verizon Academic All-America University Division Men's Basketball squad, announced today by Verizon and CoSIDA. Sullivan is one of 16 players who made the elite team, which is voted upon by sports information directors from across the nation. All recipients attained a 3.20 GPA or higher.

A native of Oakdale, Minn., Sullivan leads the Cyclones in scoring at 17.82 ppg, pacing ISU in scoring in 17 of 26 games. He is currently the all-time Big 12 leader in free-throw percentage (89.2) and three-point percentage (45.1 percent) and ranks third all-time in career three-pointers made (174) in school history. A NABC Second-Team all-District 12 selection, Sullivan ranks No. 14 on the ISU career scoring charts with 1,263 points.

Sullivan is the fourth Cyclone since 1994 to earn academic All-America honors. Fred Hoiberg was a two-time selection (1994, second-team; 1995, first-team), Julius Michalik was a third-team pick in 1994 and Paul Shirley earned second-team honors in 2001.

2003 Verizon Academic All-America University Division Men's Basketball Team

First Team
Matt Bonner, Florida, Sr., Concord, N.H., 3.98, Business Adm.
Clint Cuffle, Evansville, Jr., Riverton, Ill., 3.77, Engineering
Adam Mark, Belmont, Jr., Bremen, Ind., 3.94, Computer Science
Emeka Okafor, Connecticut, So., Houston, Texas, 3.73, Finance
Brett Starkey, Denver,, Jr., Lakewood, Colo., 3.96, Biology

Second Team
David Bennett, Marist,, Sr., Salt Lake City, Utah, 3.99, Business Adm.
Jason Blair, San Diego, Sr., Phoenix, Ariz., 3.59, Business Adm.
Adam Hess, William & Mary, Jr., Grosse Point, Mich., 3.51, Finance
James Jones, Miami (Fla.), Sr., Miami, Fla., 3.40, Finance
Michael Lindeman, Creighton, Jr, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 3.92, Finance

Third Team
Dedrick Dye, Wagner, Sr., Clinton, Tenn., 3.72, Business Adm.
Carl English, Hawaii,, Jr., Patrick's Cove, Newfoundland, 3.28, Liberal Studies
Blake Stepp, Gonzaga, Jr., Eugene, Ore., 3.21, Business Adm.
Jake Sullivan, Iowa State, Jr., Oakdale, Minn., 3.33, Psychology
Chris Hill, Michigan State, So., Indianapolis, Ind., 3.90, Undecided
Jason Parker, Tulsa,, Jr., Tulsa, Okla., 3.57, Mgmt. Info Systems


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