Zeller, Hulls named Academic All-Americans

4 comments by   |   Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 2:18 pm EDT

Cody Zeller and Jordan Hulls were named to the Academic All-American team. From Indiana sports information.

ZELLER AND HULLS NAMED CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

Two members of the top-ranked Indiana University men’s basketball team are among 15 who were named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men’s Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  IU is the only school with more than one player recognized.

Sophomore Cody Zeller (Washington, Indiana)  was named first team Academic All-American and senior Jordan Hulls (Bloomington, Indiana) was named third team Academic All-American. They are the 10th and 11th players in program history to earn the honor and the first since Luke Recker received the distinction in 1999.  In addition, both earned the coveted Mr. Basketball Award as the top high school player in the state of Indiana before coming to IU.

“I believe Cody and Jordan represent exactly what we expect an Indiana basketball player to embody,” said IU Coach Tom Crean.  “I think their achievements academically is in direct proportion to the success they are having on the court.  You can’t have one without the other.  They are outstanding young men.”

 

A business major with a 3.44 G.P.A., Zeller is the lone sophomore on the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men’s Basketball first team. An All-American as a freshman,  he is averaging 16.6 points and 8.2 and ranks ninth nationally with a .598 field goal percentage and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in his career with a 17-point effort at Michigan State on Tuesday. The 2012 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Zeller is a candidate for the Wooden Award, the Naismith Award and the Oscar Robertson Award. The younger brother of  UNC’s Tyler Zeller, the 2011-12 Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year, Zeller is studying at IU’s prestigious Kelley School of Business.

 

Hulls is a graduate student with a 3.49 G.P.A. in athletic administration.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from IU last May.  He is 29th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,261 points and is second all-time at IU with 240 three-point field goals made.  He is second in the country in three-point field goal percentage making 48.9% of his long distance calls.  He is averaging 10.8 points and is third in the Big Ten in Assist/turnover ratio.

 

IU Men’s Basketball Academic All-Americans

2013                  Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls

1999                  Luke Recker

1985                  Uwe Blab

1983                  Randy Wittman

1982                  Randy Wittman

1978                  Wayne Radford

1977                  Kent Benson

1976                  Kent Benson

1975                  Steve Green

1974                  Steve Green

1973                  John Ritter

1965                  Tom Van Arsdale, Dick Van Arsdale

1964                  Dick Van Arsdale

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4 comments:
#1
Debbie
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 2:32 PM EDT

Great job Cody and Jordan!

 
#2
Pam
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 4:37 PM EDT

Cody and Jordan represent my Alma Mater extremely well, both on and off the court. Your parents must be extremely proud.

 
#3
Podunker
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:14 PM EDT

“IU is the only school with more than one player recognized.”

Indiana University, where the term “Student – Athlete” still means something.

Congratulations to these two fine young men, their families, and all the people who assist them in their academic pursuits.

 
#4
psych
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 3:20 PM EDT

Congratulations, Cody and Jordan. Since CZ is such a great student and clearly enjoys school…any chance he comes back for one more year to finish his degree? I assume he’ll get it done in three years.

 


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