Mays named CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MARCH 23: Skylar Mays #4 of the LSU Tigers dribbles the ball as they take on the Maryland Terrapins during the second half of the game in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Vystar Memorial Arena on March 23, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. The LSU Tigers won 69-67. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

BATON ROUGE, La. – The College Sports Information Directors of America named Skylar Mays its Academic All-America of the year. During his senior year, Mays has balanced both his athletic and academic commitments. While averaging 16.7 points, five rebounds and 3.2 assists per game, the former U-High Cub also has carried a 3.93 GPA. Mays has been majoring in kinesiology, concentrating in human movement and is pre-med.

This is the third year Mays was named to the Academic All-American team. Mays was second-team in 2018 and first-time for the 2019 season, and during 2019, the guard also won the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year.

The senior has earned this academic achievement, even after changing majors from biology and losing 30 credit hours. Mays has left his mark on and off the court. With his academic achievements in mind, the Tiger is the only player in LSU history with 1,600 points, 400 rebounds, 300 assists, and 200 steals.

Mays and the Tigers will continue their season Friday, March 13th, in Nashville, Tennessee, for the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament.

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