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Skylar Mays Named CoSIDA Academic All-America of Year

Third Straight Year LSU Basketball Senior Honored

by Kent Lowe | Sr. Assoc. Communications Director
Skylar Mays Named CoSIDA Academic All-America of Year

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Skylar Mays has been named the 2019-20 Academic All-America® of the Year for Division I men’s basketball by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced on Monday. 

Mays, a kinesiology major with a concentration in human movement/pre-med, is from Baton Rouge, and earns Academic All-America® of the Year honors after being named to the Academic All-America® First Team in 2018-19 and earning second team honors in 2017-18. 

He boasts a 3.93 GPA and was named to the All-SEC Second Team last season. He was also named the 2019 SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year. This season, Mays was a top-10 finalist for the Jerry West Award as of one the nation’s top shooting guards. He also is in the final 10 for the NCAA Senior CLASS Award.  

He leads the Tigers scoring 16.7 points per game and is second on the team in assists, averaging 3.2 per game. Mays is the only player in LSU history to accumulate 1,600 points, 400 rebounds, 300 assists, and 200 steals. 

Three of the 15 members of the Academic All-America® Division I Men’s Basketball teams boast a perfect 4.0 GPA, all of which are graduate students. The five members of the first team have an average GPA of 3.93, with the entire men’s team holding a collective average GPA of 3.78

Four others join Mays as repeat selections on the Academic All-America® Division I men’s basketball teams from 2018-19 – Amidou Bamba (Charlotte), Brooks DeBisschop (Northern Arizona University), James Foye (Dartmouth College), and Matt Pile (University of Nebraska Omaha).

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CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year: 

Skylar Mays, Louisiana State University



Brooks DeBisschop (3)/Northern Arizona University/Sr./3.97/Finance

Christian Lutete/UMass Lowell/Gr./3.79/Peace & Conflict Studies (G)

Skylar Mays (1)(#)/LSU/Sr./3.93/Kinesiology-Human Movement, Pre-Med

Mason Peatling/Eastern Washington/Gr./3.89/Finance

Matt Pile (3)/Nebraska Omaha/Jr./3.93/Chemistry



Jimmy Boeheim/Cornell/Jr./3.76/Applied Economics & Management

Djordje Dimitrijevic/Mercer/Sr./3.87/Computer Science

James Foye (2)/Dartmouth/Sr./3.97/Economics

Sam Merrill/Utah State/ Sr./3.39/Business Administration

Jordan Nwora/University of Louisville/Jr./3.40/Exercise Science

Xavier Tillman/Michigan State/Jr./3.63/Communication



Amidou Bamba (3)/Charlotte/Gr./3.98/MBA

Trent Forrest/Florida State/Gr./3.43/Sport Management (UG) 

TJ Haws/BYU/Sr./3.46/Finance

Davide Moretti/Texas Tech/Jr./3.68/Human Science

(1) = 2018-19 1st team Academic All-America®

(2) = 2018-19 2nd team Academic All-America®

(3) = 2018-19 3rd team Academic All-America®

(#) = 2017-18 2nd team Academic All-America®