ELMHURST, Ill. – Three Summit League men's basketball players were named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-District ® Men's Basketball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. South Dakota State's Brayden Carlson and Jordan Dykstra and Omaha's John Karhoff were recognized among the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Carlson and Dykstra received District 6 honors while Karhoff collected District 7 recognition. All three student-athletes have junior eligibility.
A guard from Brookings, S.D., Carlson has a 3.92 GPA in Economics. He has started all 23 games to date and is currently averaging 8.9 points per game. Dykstra, a forward from Rock Valley, Iowa, has a 3.68 GPA in Biology/pre-dentistry. He averages 13.0 points per game and is the Jackrabbits' leading rebounder at 7.1 per contest.
Karhoff, a center from Omaha, Neb., has a 3.64 GPA in Journalism. He is the Mavericks' second-leading scorer at 12.2 points per game.
First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
About Summit League Men's Basketball
Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from nine member institutions: Fort Wayne, IUPUI, Kansas City, North Dakota State, Oakland, Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Known as the Mid-Continent Conference until 2007, The Summit League enjoyed unprecedented success during a 2011-12 campaign that included an all-time best final RPI ranking, the highest home attendance in league history, the most teams in postseason tournaments, a record total of all-district honorees and the NCAA scoring champion. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org and follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $216.5 billion in deposits and $294.5 billion in total assets outstanding as of March 31, 2012. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One and ING Direct offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.
Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN's Capital One Bowl Week. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot team, Capital One Academic All Program, and supports all 89 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.