TOWSON, MD.—Youngstown State senior Kendrick Perry (Ocoee, Fla./ Edgewater) has been named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District Five Men’s Basketball Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), announced Thursday. The recipients of this award are recognized as the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
Perry holds a 3.46 grade point average in the classroom as a criminal justice major. In 2012-13, he was an Academic All-Horizon League honoree and named the Youngstown State male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. This past semester, Perry was named to the Fall Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
In addition to his academic excellence, Perry leads the Penguins on the court currently averaging per game 20.8 points, 4.2 assists and 2.7 steals. The senior now has 1,766 career points and needs 55 more to tie the Youngstown State Division I scoring record while leading the program in career steals.
Perry is the only Penguin player in history with 1,500 points, 400 assists, 400 rebounds and 200 steals in a career. In the Horizon League, Perry sits 27th in scoring and second in steals with 229, only eight shy of matching the conference record.
The 2013-14 Preseason Horizon League Player of the Year and First Team All-League selection is one of 30 men’s basketball nominees for the Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
In the offseason, Perry was tabbed as a CollegeInsider.com Lou Henson Award nominee and named to the Bob Cousy Award watch list, which is given to the top point guard in the country.
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. To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his current institution and be nominated by his sports information director.