Gaffaney named Academic All-District

Tyler Gaffaney (Photo by John Valenzuela)
Tyler Gaffaney (Photo by John Valenzuela)

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Claremont-Mudd-Scripps senior men's basketball player Tyler Gaffaney has been selected to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-District® VIII Men's Basketball Team the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday, Jan. 30.

Through 17 games this season, the Mill Valley, Calif. native has led the Stags to a 13-4 record, 7-0 in conference play. Gaffaney has started all 17 games and leads the team in scoring average (17.8), assists per game (3.6) and steals per game (1.6). He is third in the conference in scoring and has scored in double-figures in 16 games this season, including a season-high 28 points against Caltech on Jan. 18.

Gaffaney is one of three players from the SCIAC on the All-District team. He posted a 3.53 grade point average in psychology and economics.

CMS remained undefeated and in first place in conference play on Wednesday night with a 66-65 win at Chapman. Next up for CMS is a home game against Whittier on Feb. 1.

CoSIDA was founded in 1957 and is a 2,900+ member national organization comprised of the sports public relations, media relations and communications/information professionals throughout all levels of collegiate athletics in the United States and Canada.

CoSIDA fully manages and administers the Academic All-America® program across all divisions of play (NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, Canadian and Two-Year institutions). CoSIDA members nominate and vote with regard to the selection of Academic All-America performers in 12 sports (men's at-large and women's at-large [multiple-sport category], baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, football, men's soccer, women's soccer, softball, men's track & field/cross country, women's track & field/cross country and women's volleyball) for all four divisional levels. Capital One became the Academic All-America rights holder in January of 2012.

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