NewsMVNU's Bock Repeats on ESPN The Magazine Academic Team
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Alan Bock, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University men’s basketball team, has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americaź College Division Third Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the second straight year.
Bock, a senior point guard from Tallmadge, Ohio, averaged 6.2 points and 2.7 rebounds this season. The former Tallmadge High School star ranks tenth among NAIA Division II players by averaging 5.9 assists. He led the Cougars with 211 assists and 76 steals and also posted a 2.4 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Bock, who is a Biology (Pre-Medicine) major, had the second-highest grade point average (3.99) of the 15 student-athletes who were named to the three five-person teams. He was also the only NAIA player selected to any of the three teams as the College Division is made up of NCAA Division II and III and NAIA players.
The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americaź College Division Teams are selected by CoSIDA members. Eligible student-athletes are nominated by their school’s sports information director and must have at least a 3.20 grade point average and be at least in their sophomore year. Each of the eight CoSIDA districts selects an Academic All-District First Team, which is then forwarded on for consideration at the national level.
Bock is only the third MVNU basketball player to be named to a CoSIDA Academic All-America Team. Former Cougar standouts Tom Clark (Second Team in both 1986 and 1987) and Doug Speelman (Third Team in 1996) were each selected during their careers at MVNU with Bock joining Clark as the only two two-time selections.
MVNU finished the 2005-2006 season with a 27-9 overall record to match the school record for most wins in a year. The Cougars, who were ranked 15th in the final NAIA Division II poll, won the American Mideast Conference Tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament.