For the second consecutive year, UMBC junior forward Joe Sherburne (Whitefish Bay, Wisc.) has been selected to the 2017-18 Academic All-District 2 Men's Basketball First Team by College Sports Information Directors of America.
First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, with first-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees to be announced in March.
District 2 is comprised of student-athletes from Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Sherburne, a financial economics major, is just one of five national honorees to maintain a perfect 4.00 grade-point average.
On February 18, Sherburne just became the 23rd Retriever to reach the 1,000-point mark in his career and the tenth player to achieve the mark in three seasons of competition. He is only the second player in school history (Terence Ward, '97-2001) to convert 60 or more treys in three seasons of play.
A model of consistency on the court and in the classroom, Sherburne is averaging 10.6 points per game this season, after posting marks of 10.5 and 10.9 points per game in his freshman and sophomore seasons.
UMBC, 19-10 overall and 10-4 and tied for second place in America East, is 15-1 this season when Sherburne scores in double figures and 3-9 when he does not. Through games of Feb. 18, he was fourth in America East in both 3-pt. field goal percentage (44.1) and in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.1) and sixth with 2.2 treys made per game.
For more information about the Academic All-District® and Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit the Academic All-America® home page on CoSIDA.com.