Valparaiso University men’s basketball junior forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) received repeat recognition Thursday for his work both on the hardwood and in the classroom, as he earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District V First Team for the second straight season. With the Academic All-District honor, Peters is now eligible for Academic All-American selection.
Peters has again stood out in leading the Crusaders atop the Horizon League standings with just three weeks remaining in the regular season, averaging 17 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Peters, who ranks fifth in the league in both scoring and rebounding, is hitting at nearly a 50% clip from the field on the season and has connected on 45.3% of his 3-point attempts. The junior has scored in double figures in 23 of Valpo’s 24 games and has tallied eight double-doubles this year.
In the classroom, Peters maintains a 3.41 cumulative grade point average as a sports management major. The junior was an Academic All-League selection last season in his first year eligible and has been named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll each of the last three semesters. Peters was one of two Horizon League men’s basketball players to earn Academic All-District honors, joined by Oakland’s Max Hooper.
To be eligible for Academic All-District and Academic All-America, student-athletes must hold at least sophomore status, own a minimum grade-point average of 3.30, and be either a starter or key reserve. District V consists of schools in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.