Christian Brothers University senior guard Trey Casey is the Capital One Academic All-America Men's Basketball Player of the Year, announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This is his second consecutive year being named a First Team Academic All-American.
Casey, a native of Cincinnati and a graduate of La Salle High School, is averaging 18.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.5 steals per game for the Bucs while carrying a perfect 4.0 GPA in Business Administration.
He was First Team All-GSC last year and GSC Tournament Most Outstanding Player as a sophomore, when he led the Bucs to the GSC championship. Casey ranks 16th on CBU's all-time scoring list with 1,441 points, and his 197 career steals are a school record. His 206 three-pointers are sixth in school history, and his 42.5 percent three-point percentage is fourth in school history.
Casey is CBU's first Academic All-America Player of the Year, and his First Team Academic All-America selection is the school's third, joining Jennifer Kett, who won the award in 2003 in women's soccer, as well as his own selection last season. Softball player Jenny Barnard was a Second Team Academic All-American in 2006, and baseball player John Raymond Hehn was Third Team Academic All-American in 2006.
To be eligible for the Capital One Academic All-America program, student-athletes must carry at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA. Freshmen and first-year transfers are ineligible. All-District winners from the eight districts advance to the national ballot, where a committee of the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) selects the winners.