MSUB’s Wiley Earns Academic Honor (Feb. 20,
BILLINGS, MT – Montana State-Billings
sophomore Jonathan Wiley has been named to the “ESPN The Magazine”
2005 College Division Academic All-District VII Men’s Basketball
First Team by CoSIDA. Wiley, a 6’7” guard from Westlake Village,
CA, majors in Finance and has a 3.94 cumulative grade point
By being named one of the five first team
members for District VII, Wiley advances to the national ballot
for the “ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team.” He is the
fourth Montana State-Billings student-athlete to reach the
national balloting in the last two years. Last year men’s
basketball player Jerett Skrifvars was named to the Academic
All-America First Team. This fall women’s soccer player Margot
Merrill-Johnson was named to the ESPN Academic All-America First
Team. Earlier this week, women’s basketball player Robyn Milne
was named to the District VII First team.
The College Sports Information Directors of
America Academic All-America program divides the country into
eight districts. Sports Information Directors from each of the
eight districts select their Academic All-District teams with
student-athletes from the eight first teams advancing to national
balloting for Academic All-America honors. Schools from Montana
are part of District VII, which also includes Colorado, Iowa,
Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming,
Alberta and Saskatchewan. Nominees for the District VII College
Division can come from any Division II, Division III, or NAIA
school in any of those states.
In addition to academic success, on court
performance is considered in the Academic All-America voting.
Wiley has averaged 7.4 points and 4.6 rebounds a game for the
Yellowjackets this year. He currently ranks fourth in the Pacific
West Conference for free throw percentage at 83.8 percent. He is
also seventh for assists per game (3.43), seventh for steals per
game (1.33), sixth for blocked shots per game (0.67), and sixth
for assist/turnover ratio (1.53). In less than two seasons, Wiley
has already climbed to ninth in school history with 31 career
2005 ESPN THE
MAGAZINE/COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT VII MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM
Name School Yr.
Hometown GPA Major(s)
David Camadini Chadron St. Sr. Laguna Niguel,
CA 3.714 Sport Leadership
Josh Shaw Missouri-Rolla Sr. Centralia,
Ill. 3.63 Electrical Eng.
Turner Trofholz South Dakota Jr. Schuyler,
NE 3.47 Physical Ed.
Jonathon Wiley MSU Billings So. Westlake Village, CA 3.94
Kevin Williams Fort Lewis Sr. Houston,
TX 3.56 Finance