By: Tim Andrzejewski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HOUSTON — Junior guard Connor Cashaw was named to the Conference USA InTouch Credit Union All-Academic Team, announced Friday afternoon by the conference office.
This is Cashaw’s first appearance on the team. It is the second straight season that Rice has placed someone on the team and the 11th time in the past 12 years.
Cashaw, who is majoring in Sports Management, has a 3.492 GPA. He was named the Men’s Basketball Scholar Athlete as well as an Arthur Ashe Jr., Sports Scholar. He is also a three-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
This year, the Lincolnshire, Ill., native is 11th in Conference USA with 15.4 points per game and eighth with 7.0 rebounds. He also leads the team with 3.2 assists and 1.3 steals, one of just six players in the country to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists and steals.
He has led the team in scoring 16 times, rebounding 16 times and assists 13 times. He has recorded six 20-point games, including a career-high 30 points against North Texas and five double-doubles on the year.
Joining Cashaw on the All-Academic Team are Florida Atlantic's Gerdarius Troutman, Marshall's Jon Elmore, Middle Tennessee's Nick King and UAB's Nick Norton.