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Caleb Swanigan Named 2nd Team Academic All-American

Biggie continues to dominate the Big Ten on the court and in the classroom.

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Earlier today, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) released their selections for the 2016-17 Academic All-America teams for both men’s and women’s basketball at the Division 1 level. In their selection on the men’s side was our own Caleb Swanigan.

Swanigan was the only player from the Big Ten Conference on the men’s side to named an Academic All-American.

According to the press release from Purdue Athletics:

Swanigan boasts a 3.30 GPA in general education / education studies. He has spent hours in local classrooms around the area as a student-teaching volunteer and aspires to be a teacher to be able to "make a difference in thousands of kids' lives".

Swanigan is Purdue’s first Academic All-American since E’Twaun Moore in 2010. Swanigan will likely become the first Purdue player since Dave Schellhase in 1965 to earn either first-, second- or third-team All-American accolades on the court and in the classroom. Both Moore and Keith Edmonson (1982) were named honorable mention All-America on the hardwood.

Keep up the great work, Biggie.