USD’s Bos, NDSU’s Kading Earn Academic All-District Honors

USD’s Bos, NDSU’s Kading Earn Academic All-District Honors

ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota's Brandon Bos and North Dakota State's Chris Kading were voted to the Capital One Academic All-District men's basketball team announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The duo is placed on the Capital One Academic All-America ballot with final results to be announced later this month.

Bos, a senior from Markham, Ontario, owns a 3.57 cumulative GPA in kinesiology and sports science. He is averaging 14.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while starting all 23 games this season. Bos has 68 starts in his career, was named honorable mention All-Summit League each of the past two seasons and earned Summit League All-Academic honors in 2013-14.

Kading, a junior from De Pere, Wis., owns a 3.80 cumulative GPA in exercise science. He is averaging 5.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game this season. Kading set a career-high with 10 rebounds at IUPUI on Jan. 22 and recorded a season-best 13-point performance at Montana State on Nov. 30. He has played in 87 of 89 games during his career and ranks ninth on the school's career blocked shots list.

To be eligible for Academic All-District and Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution.

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