Five members of TCU men’s basketball were named as Academic All-Big 12 Conference on Thursday. Vladimir Brodziansky, Clayton Crawford, Dalton Dry, and Austin Sottile were all named to the first team, while Ahmed Hamdy was named to the second team.
The five Frogs are the most TCU basketball has had since joining the Big 12, and is the largest number for any Big 12 team this season. Check out the full release from TCU Athletics below.
FORT WORTH, Texas – Senior forward Vladimir Brodziansky was one of five TCU men’s basketball named Academic All-Big 12 Conference on Thursday.
Brodziansky was joined on the first team by seniors Clayton Crawford, Dalton Dry and Austin Sottile. Senior Ahmed Hamdy earned a spot on the second team. In their sixth season in the Big 12, this marks a record high for Horned Frogs named academic all-conference. It was also the most of Big 12 teams this season. Kansas State, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia each had four selections.
Brodziansky, a psychology major from Prievidza Slovakia, leads the team in scoring with 15.5 points per game, while shooting 57.4 percent from the field. It’s the second-straight season Brodziansky has earned academic all-conference honors. The preseason All-Big 12 Conference honoree is a finalist for the Kareem-Abdul Jabbar Center of the Year and the Senior CLASS Award.
Crawford, a finance and real estate major from Aspen, Colo., is in his first season with the team after starting his collegiate career on the TCU men’s golf team.
Dry, a management major from Fort Worth, is in his fourth season with the program. He’s appeared in nine games this season and has scored 13 points.
Sottile, an accounting major from St. Louis, is in his second season with the team.
First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA
To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semester and must have participated in 20 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.