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Owens Named to Summit League Academic All-League Team

Owens Named to Summit League Academic All-League Team

ELMHURST, Ill. – For the second year in a row, Oral Roberts senior men's basketball player Albert Owens has been named to The Summit League's Academic All-League team, it was announced Wednesday by the league office.

Owens finished his undergraduate degree in three years with a 3.64  GPA and a degree in history and was the 2016-17 Most Outstanding History Major and the Overall Outstanding Student for the history, humanities government, international community development, liberal arts studies and social studies majors. He finished his collegiate basketball career third in ORU history with 159 blocked shots, and was the 2017-18 Summit League Sixth Man of the Year. He is one of just 16 players in ORU history to score at least 1,000 career points (1,318 points) and grab at least 500 rebounds (534 rebounds).

To be eligible for the Academic All-League team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least one full academic year at the current institution and participated in 50 percent of his team's competitions.

2017-18 Summit League Men's Basketball Academic All-League Team

Name

School

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown

GPA

Major

***A.J. Jacobson

North Dakota State

G/F

Sr.

Fargo, N.D.

3.99

Zoology/MBA

**Paul Miller

North Dakota State

G

Sr.

Waukesha, Wis.

3.38

Accounting

*Albert Owens

Oral Roberts

C

Sr.

Cedar Hill, Texas

3.64

Education Administration

Jake Pemberton

Denver

G

Sr.

Littleton, Colo.

3.51

Criminology/Journalism

Reed Tellinghuisen

South Dakota State

G/F

Sr.

Sac City, Iowa

3.45

Exercise Science

* denotes number of previous Academic All-League selections

 

ABOUT SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois with North Dakota becoming an official member for the 2018-19 season. For more information about the league, "See The Summit" by visiting www.thesummitleague.org and following Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.

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