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Anchorage’s Klie earns Academic All-America of the Year honor

  • Author: Alaska Dispatch News
  • Updated: March 1, 2017
  • Published March 1, 2017

Service High grad Adam Klie on Wednesday earned one of the highest academic honors for Division II basketball players.

The UC San Diego senior was named the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America of the Year for NCAA Division II men's basketball.

Klie, a 6-foot-4 guard, is a bioengineering major with a 4.0 GPA making his second appearance on the Academic All-America first-team.

Jordan Wilson of the UAF women's basketball team also earned a CoSIDA first-team honor. Wilson holds a 3.94 GPA in elementary education.

In his final season with the Tritons, Klie leads the team in scoring (14.9 points per game), rebounding (6.4), assists (4.5), steals (0.8) and field goal percentage (.495). Klie has scored at least 10 points in 23 of 28 games played, including a career-high 29 in a tournament win against Humboldt State on Tuesday.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his or her institution.