Joe Sherburne Selected to Academic All-District 2 First Team

Joe Sherburne Selected to Academic All-District 2 First Team

Greenwood, Ind. - UMBC sophomore forward Joe Sherburne (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) has been selected to the Academic All-District 2 Men's Basketball First Team, it was announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

First Team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first, second- and third-team All-America® honorees will be selected later this month. 

Sherburne is maintaining a 4.00 grade-point average in the major of financial economics at UMBC.

On the court, the sharp-shooting small forward led the nation for several weeks in three-point field goal percentage and continues to lead the America East Conference, hitting at a 50.0 percent clip. He has started all 55 games in his brief UMBC tenure and is already in 11th place with 113 career treys.

Sherburne is averaging 12.8 points per game, 14th in the league and is third in the conference in overall field goal percentage at 53.6 percent.  

The 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® Men's and Women's Basketball Teams recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.

The Academic All-District® teams include student-athletes divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the sixth year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division Academic All-America® Team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.