LYNCHBURG, VA – Already one of the most decorated players in Randolph College history, junior Colton Hunt (Whittier, NC/Smoky Mountain) added possibly his most impressive accolade to his collection Tuesday as he was named to the Capital One Academic All-American Third Team, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Hunt was one of only 15 players in the nation honored on the three teams, and his GPA was the seventh-best among the honorees. Hunt currently posts a 3.93 grade point average in economics and is one of the best players in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) as well. Hunt currently averages 16.2 points per game, fifth in the league, while being in the top ten in nine other categories.
Hunt was named a CoSIDA Academic All-District first-teamer last month, the second straight season that the guard was honored on that list. Hunt was named as the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2011 as well as taking home first-team All-ODAC laurels.
“Colton has dedicated himself both on and off the floor and that is representative in his success as a student and as an athlete,” said head men’s basketball coach at Randolph Clay Nunley. “He is very deserving of the award.”
Hunt became the first player in Randolph College men’s basketball history to go over 1,000 points, accomplishing the feat in 69 career games. He currently sits with 1,099 points in his career with a full season to go.
Hunt was the only player in the ODAC that was honored and the only player from a school in the state of Virginia on the list as well. Aris Wurtz of Ripon College was named as the 2012 Academic All-American of the Year.
Hunt said, “It’s always nice to be recognized, but this award really goes to the wonderful professors at Randolph, my teammates and coaching staff, really anyone that has pushed me to do well both on and off the court. I’m proud to recognized, but also proud that the College is being recognized as well.”