Matt Dickey Named to Division I-AAA AD's Scholar-Athlete Team
Courtesy: UNCABulldogs.com
Release: 04/03/2012
Matt Dickey
Courtesy: UNC Asheville
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CLEVELAND - UNC Asheville senior guard Matt Dickey is one of 22 winners of the 10th Annual Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Teams that was announced today by the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA).

"The Division I-AAA ADA wants to congratulate this year's scholar-athletes for both their academic and athletics' achievements," stated Tim Hall, chair of the Division I-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete Team Selection Committee and athletics director at the University of Missouri Kansas City. "Our Association is excited to have another platform which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of Division I student-athletes."

Basketball players from all Division I-AAA ADA member institutions are eligible for these prestigious awards. Each of the nominees was required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletics credentials. He/she must have reached junior athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible athletics transfers are not eligible) and have completed at least three academic semesters/five quarters at the nominated institution. Nominated student-athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games listed on the nomination form.

Dickey, one of 11 men's basketball players to be honored, made the Big South All-Academic for men's basketball for the third straight season. He has a 3.30 GPA and is majoring in Health & Wellness. Dickey was the 2012 Big South Player of the Year and helped lead Asheville to the 2012 Big South Conference regular-season and tournament title plus the Bulldogs second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament where they nearly knocked off top-seeded Syracuse. This season he was Asheville's leading scorer with a 16.1 average and second on the team in assists (124), steals (50), and three-pointers made (62).

 Men's Scholar-Athlete Team

Name                                      Institution                   GPA    Major

Luke Patrick Apfeld                Vermont                        3.82     English/Sociology

Ben Averkamp                        Loyola Chicago             3.77    Biology

Travis Bader                            Oakland                       3.32      Communications

Taylor Darby                           Pepperdine                   3.37     Integrated Marketing

Matt Dickey                          UNC Asheville          3.30     Health & Wellness

Walt Gibler                              Loyola Chicago           3.73     Psychology

Chase Hallam                          Denver                        3.88     Accounting

Mick Hedgepeth                      Belmont                       3.70     Accounting

Tony Meier                              Wisconsin Milwaukee  3.65     Business

Scott Saunders                         Belmont                      3.84     Finance/Marketing

Adam Sollazzo                         East Tennessee State    3.72     Business Marketing

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