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  Anderson’s Nick Trull Selected to Headline Capital One All-America® Division II Basketball Team

 

Anderson University senior Nick Trull has been selected to headline the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division II Basketball Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). 

A Kinesiology major with a 3.90 G.P.A., Trull has been selected as the Academic All-America of the Year for Division II men’s basketball.

The Capital One Division II Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011012 D-II Academic All-America teams program.

The recipient of the NCAA Division II Elite 88 Award at last year’s national championship, Trull has led No. 21 Anderson to a 20-4 record. As a junior, he was a key performer for the Trojans, who finished the season with a 21-12 record and reached the Division II Elite Eight in Springfield, Mass.

The second-leading scorer in school history with 1,434 points, Trull is the Trojans’ second-leading scorer with a 15.0 average. He is also averaging 4.1 rebounds per game and has an .815 free throw percentage.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Trull has contributed prominently throughout his four-year career in the Trojans’ backcourt. He is also shooting 38.9 percent from three-point range making 53 of 161 three-pointers. He adds 42 assists and 28 steals.

Last year, he was the winner of the South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for men’s basketball.

Trull is one of four seniors on the Capital One Academic All-America® Division II Men’s Basketball team.

ABOUT CAPITAL ONE

Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $122.2 billion in deposits and $197.5 billion in total assets outstanding as of December 31, 2010. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.

Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN’s Capital One Bowl Week. In 2010, Capital One launched the Capital One Cup, a prestigious new program rewarding NCAA Division I athletics programs for their cumulative on-field performance across multiple men’s and women’s sports. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot Team, all 88 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.

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/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.

Anderson University is a selective comprehensive university offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees on campus and online.  Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier of US News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges and is on that publication’s list of the 46 “Up & Coming” universities in America (#1 in The South).  It is also ranked as one of America’s “100 Best College Buys.”

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