Wolters Named AP Third Team All-America

Wolters Named AP Third Team All-America

ELMHURST, Ill. – For the second consecutive week, South Dakota State's Nate Wolters made Summit League history with his selection to an All-America team. The Associated Press named Wolters a Third Team All-America, marking the highest AP honor for a Summit League player.

Last week, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named Wolters to its Division I All-America Third Team as selected by member coaches. He is the first player in Summit League history to earn a third-team distinction from the AP or NABC.

The 2012-13 Summit League Player of the Year, Wolters ranks fourth nationally in scoring at 22.3 points per game. He is 21st in NCAA Division I in assists per game (5.8) and 22nd in assist/turnover ratio (2.51). Wolters also owns the highest Division I scoring output this season with 53 points (Feb. 7 at Fort Wayne), an outburst that netted him the Capital One Impact Performance of the Week award.

Wolters led his team to its first regular season Summit League Championship and a second consecutive tournament title and NCAA berth. In The Summit League Championship game, Wolters scored 27 points and recorded six rebounds, six assists and four steals in his MVP performance. During the season, he set a Summit League record with seven Player of the Week honors.
The 2012-13 campaign marked the second consecutive year that Wolters achieved the rare season average combination of 20 points, five assists and five rebounds per game. He finished the year averaging 22.3 points, 5.8 assists and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
Wolters is in a select group of players who reached 2,000 points, 600 rebounds and 600 assists during their NCAA careers.


1st Team

Trey Burke


Doug McDermott


Victor Oladipo


Kelly Olynyk


Otto Porter


2nd Team

Shane Larkin

Miami (FL)

Ben McLemore


Mason Plumlee


Marcus Smart

Oklahoma State

Cody Zeller


3rd Team

Erick Green

Virginia Tech

Russ Smith


Deshaun Thomas

Ohio State

Jeff Withey


Nate Wolters

South Dakota State

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.