Worcester, MA --- Junior Matt Carr (Somersworth, NH) and senior Jeffrey Robinson (Granby, CT) were named to the Capital One Academic All-District I Men's Basketball team by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA).
WPI joins Emory, Dallas Baptist and Wittenberg as the only institutions nationwide in the college division to have a pair of players recognized. The college division is comprised of NCAA Division II and III and NAIA programs. District I schools are located in New England, New York and Eastern Canada.
Carr is second on the Crimson and Gray in scoring (13.1 ppg) and leads the squad in rebounds (6.9 rpg), FG%, blocks (37) and steals (30). The center's 60.7 percent from the field also leads the NEWMAC as his 37 blocks are third in the league and 56 offensive rebounds are good for second. Carr has amassed five double-doubles this season and was named the NEWMAC Player of the Week once.
In the classroom, the junior boasts a 3.96 GPA and is majoring in chemical engineering. Carr's IQP Project created content for an online math tutoring system. He will be a two-time member of the NEWMAC All-Academic team.
Robinson leads the nationally-ranked Engineers in scoring and assists and is 11th in the nation at the free throw line (90.4%). The guard leads the NEWMAC in free throw percentage and second in 3-point percentage (43.3%).
The environmental studies major currently has a 3.51 GPA and studied urban forestry for his IQP. Robinson is a 2010 Poly Club award winner which is presented to the top male athlete in the junior class who has outstanding academic records along with campus involvement of a non-athletic nature.
Carr, and the first-team All-District winners advance to the national Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third Team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
Co-SIDA Release (PDF)