St. Ambrose senior Chris Donnelly is among five players chosen for 2012 Capital One Academic All-America College Division Men's Basketball first team. The forward from Peoria, Ill., carries a 3.70 GPA and is majoring in industrial engineering. Earlier, he was named to the all-district academic team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) based on his efforts on the court and in the classroom. A fourth-year starter for coach Ray Shovlain's Midwest Collegiate Conference Bees, Donnelly ranks fourth in the nation in blocked shots this season with an average of 2.07. Read more about the honor from this CoSIDA release.
Read Tuesday's Quad-City Times report here.
The Daily Dispatch reports on Donnelly's honor and conference accolades for a pair of SAU standouts.