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Fowler named to Capital One Academic All-American team

Angie Lee / Observer
Austin Fowler earned third-team Academic All-American honors, averaging 15.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Fowler, a biology major, has a 3.60 GPA.

With his career coming to an end this weekend, Case Western Reserve University senior forward Austin Fowler has added a prestigious piece of hardware to his trophy case with the announcement of the Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Men’s Basketball Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Fowler, a third-team honoree, carries a 3.60 grade point average as a biology major. Currently, the senior captain ranks fifth in the University Athletic Association in scoring (15.2 per game) and second in rebounding (7.9 per game).

A two-time UAA All-Academic pick, Fowler leads the team with six double-doubles this season and has 17 for his career. In just 73 career games since transferring to Case in 2010, Fowler has totaled 1,160 points and 534 rebounds.

In addition to being a two-time UAA All-Academic honoree, Fowler is a two-time All-UAA selection, a 2012 All-Great Lakes Region pick and a 2011 National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District selection.

The Spartans (12-12, 5-8 UAA), fresh off of an upset at then No. 6 nationally-ranked University of Rochester, conclude the 2012-13 campaign this Saturday, February 23 versus rival Carnegie Mellon University at 5:00 p.m. at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

The Capital One Academic All-America Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA 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, a total of 79 Case Western Reserve student-athletes have been named Academic All-American. That number includes six in 2011-12 and 20 combined over the past three-plus academic years.

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