PROVO, Utah – BYU sophomore forward Eric Mika was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Team on Thursday.
District 8 is made up eight states in the Western region of the United States – Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawai'i, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average at his current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games.
First Team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 team also includes Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga), Nate Kratch (Santa Clara), Joe Rahon (Saint Mary’s) and Joshua Braun (Grand Canyon).
Mika, a native of Alpine, Utah, is a pre-management major and carries a 3.68 GPA. On the court, Mika is averaging team highs of 20.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting 52.9 percent from the field and 77.4 percent from the free-throw line. He is first in West Coast Conference in rebounding, blocks and double-doubles and is second in scoring.
Nationally, Mika is among the top 50 in scoring, rebounding and blocks and is seventh in double-doubles with 15. He also leads the nation in free-throw attempts and is second in free-throws made.
In addition to the Academic All-District honors, Mika is one of 10 finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award and his a three-time WCC Player of the Week.
For more information about the CoSIDA Academic All-America program and to see the 2017 Academic All-District Teams, visit CoSIDA.com.