Men’s basketball player named Academic All-America of the Year

Bryce Foster, a senior in business and management systems from Florissant, Mo., is the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year award winner for NCAA Division II men’s basketball as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He was chosen for the Academic All-America first team.

20140317-Bryce-Foster-066Foster is the fourth student-athlete and the first men’s basketball player to earn the award. A member of Missouri S&T’s Honor Roll and the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) All-Academic team, Foster was also selected to the Academic All-District squad for the NCAA Division II Midwest region.

Foster ranks second in the GLVC and 17th in NCAA Division II in scoring with an average of 21.6 points a game and led the team in three-point baskets with 66.

This past season, he scored 20 or more points 17 times. He scored a career-high 36 points against Truman State and posted the school’s first-ever triple double in a Dec. 8 win over Webster with 22 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. He finished his career third on the Miners’ all-time scoring list with 1,683 points.

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