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LSU senior guard Skylar Mays was named 2019-20 Academic All-America of the Year for Division I men's basketball by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Per

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

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Congrats Skylar!!!
Reply10 months
Peace & Conflict Studies? Seriously? Nobody should be rewarded with this honor for studying a BS major like that. THe other guys were all in rigorous majors.
Reply10 months
Very impressive. It is hard enough making grades good enough to get into medical school much less doing it while also training/playing collegiate basketball.
Reply10 months
Damn impressive to be doing that and leading a tourney bound team in scoring. Great representative of LSU.
Reply10 months
He is a very impressive young man! I’m proud he’s a great Tiger!
Reply10 months
A great Tiger. TYFYS
Reply10 months
Well deserved!! Congrats my man!
Reply10 months
What in the world do you do with a Peace and Conflict degree? I never heard of it
Reply10 months
I imagine it's somewhat similar to political science
10 months
A wonderful achievement to a fine young man for LSU, his family and individually.
Reply10 months
Future cardiothoracic surgeon
Reply10 months
impressive guy
Reply10 months
Awesome !
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