Oakland’s Bader Named to National Scholar-Athlete Team

Oakland’s Bader Named to National Scholar-Athlete Team

ELMHURST, Ill. - Oakland's Travis Bader was named to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team for the second consecutive season.  Bader graduated in three years and is currently working on his master's degree with a 3.45 grade point average in Oakland's graduate communications program.

Bader led the nation with a Summit League and school record 139 three-point field goals and finished fifth in the country in scoring at 22.1 points per game. Bader also set a new school record with 357 career triples, third most in Summit League history, and 100 shy of the NCAA record set by Duke's J.J. Redick (457 from 2002-06).

Bader was named to the Summit League Academic All-League team, as well as being selected to the all-league first team and all-district first team. He also garnered Mid-Major All-America accolades and was a finalist for the Mid-Major Player of the Year Award.

Fort Wayne's Ben Botts (2009-10 and 2010-11) is the only other Summit League student-athlete to earn a pair of selections to the men's basketball scholar-athlete team.

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.