For the third straight season, Valparaiso University senior Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) has been honored 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. With the Academic All-District honor, Peters is now eligible for Academic All-American selection.
Peters has stood out on the court this year for Valpo, leading the Crusaders to the top spot in the Horizon League standings and a 19-5 record overall entering play Thursday. The senior ranks third in the nation in scoring (23.6 ppg) and 12th in rebounding (10.8 rpg) and has tallied 15 double-doubles on the season. Peters has broken Valpo career records this season for field goals made, rebounding, scoring and free throws made, and has already cracked the program’s single-season top-10 charts for scoring and free throws made.
In the classroom, Peters began his post-graduate work this year in Valpo’s sports administration master’s program, where he currently holds a 3.53 grade point average. Beyond being a three-time First Team Academic All-District choice, Peters has been named to the Horizon League All-Academic Team each of the last two years and has been a member of the league’s Academic Honor Roll each semester eligible.
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.