FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University senior center Andrew Smith has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District III Team for NCAA Division II.
A native of South Milwaukee, Wis., Smith has compiled a 3.40 grade point average as a management information systems major. A first-team selection, he now becomes eligible to earn Academic All-American honors, with voting to be done in the near future.
On the court, Smith has started 19 of 20 contests this season and is averaging 6.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. The 6’10” senior leads the Patriots with 27 blocked shots and ranks seventh in the Peach Belt Conference and 91st in Division II in blocked shots per game. He has connected on 45 percent of his field goal attempts and is shooting 66.7 percent from the free throw line.
Off the court, he was named to the 2010-11 Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball All-Academic Team, served on FMU’s 2010-11 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and was selected to the Peach Belt Conference 2010-11 Presidential Honor Roll. He has been named to the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll twice during his time in Florence.
A three-year starter at FMU, he owns career totals of 590 points, 341 rebounds, and 68 blocks. Smith transferred to Francis Marion after playing his freshman season at the University of Texas-Pan American.
Smith is a graduate of South Milwaukee High School, where he earned All-State and All-Southeast Conference honors.
To be eligible for the Capital One Academic program, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings.