Hunsaker named Academic All-District for second straight season

Holton Hunsaker

Jan. 30, 2014

OREM, Utah -- For the second year in a row, Utah Valley point guard Holton Hunsaker has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 8 Men’s Basketball team and is now eligible for Academic All-America® Team.

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the teams on Thursday. District 8 is represented by student athletes from schools in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

"Holton has great work ethic and time-management discipline," said UVU coach Dick Hunsaker. "His recognition is a credit to his enjoyment of learning and his outstanding professors. He has been an exceptional representative of our basketball program at Utah Valley University."

Hunsaker is an accounting major and has a 3.88 cumulative GPA. His list of honors received during his career at UVU also include being named the 2012-13 Great West Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year and a two-time academic all-conference honoree. He will make it a three-time honor when the WAC announces its all-academic team following the school year.

As a junior, he was also named to the Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Scholar Athlete Team as well as earning first-team All-Great West Conference. Over the summer, Hunsaker interned in Washington, D.C. for Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.

On the court, he is leading Utah Valley with an average of 12.1 points per game and also leads the WAC with a 4.2 assist average.


Player School Yr Hometown GPA Major
Thomas van der mars Portland Jr. Gouda, Netherlands 3.95    Operations & Technology Management
Johnny Dee San Diego Jr. Vista, Calif. 3.41 Finance
Malte Kramer Pepperdine Sr. Frieburg, Germany   4.0 Economics
Holton Hunsaker Utah Valley Sr. N. Salt Lake City, Utah 3.88 Accounting
Beau Levesque Saint Mary's Gr.  Lafayette, Calif. 3.80 M.A., Leadership
Brandon Taylor Utah So. Los Angeles, Calif. 3.7 Psychology