ND’s Abromaitis named all-district first teamPublished 10:27pm Monday, February 7, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Irish forward Tim Abromaitis (Unionville, Conn.) has been named to the Capital One/CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-District V Men’s Basketball First Team.
A first team Academic All-American a year ago, Abromaitis earns all-district honors for the second consecutive year and is now among 40 individuals whose names will now appear on the national ballot.
Voting will commence on Feb. 8 and the three national teams (five on each team) will be announced on Feb. 24.
Abromaitis became the eighth different Notre Dame men’s basketball player to earn Academic All-America honors a year ago when he garnered first team honors last season.
Currently enrolled in an intensified one-year MBA program in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business with a grade point average of 3.615, Abromaitis graduated in May 2010 with a degree in finance (one full year ahead of schedule) and finished with a final grade index of 3.72.
He also was named the 2010 BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year and was the recipient of the 2010-11 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for men’s basketball. Abromaitis also was named to the conference’s honorable mention team after averaging 16.1 points and 4.7 rebounds.
This season, the 6-8, 235-pound forward is averaging 14.2 points and a career-best 6.4 rebounds. Abromaitis has scored in double figures in 18 games this season in leading the Irish to an 18-4 record overall and 7-3 mark in BIG EAST play. He also has topped the 20-plus point mark on seven occasions and recorded two double-doubles. Abromaitis helped his Notre Dame team win the 2010 Old Spice Classic and was named the tournament’s MVP. He also is closing in on the 1,000-point mark for his career and needs just 104 points with 896 points in 69 contests. Abromaitis also has been named twice to the BIG EASTWeekly Honor Roll in this season.
Notre Dame is ranked ninth in the Associated Press and eighth in the ESPN/USA Today rankings.
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