PHILADELPHIA - Steve Danley, a senior center on the Penn men’s basketball team, was one of five athletes named the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District II Team today in the University (NCAA Division I) Division. The announcement was made by the College Sports Informations Directors of America (CoSIDA).
In order to earn academic honors from CoSIDA, an athlete must be at least a sophomore in his second year at his current institution; be a starter or key reserve on his team; and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20. The teams are voted on by members of CoSIDA. Penn is in District II, which includes all Division I institutions in the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
This is the second year Danley has received all-district honors; he now becomes eligible for the Academic All-America Team, which will be voted on by members of CoSIDA and announced at the end of the month.
Danley -- who majors in Penn’s philosophy, politics & economics (PPE) program -- is a three-year starter for the Quakers, and has earned honorable mention All-Ivy each of the last two seasons. This year, he is averaging 9.5 points and 4.7 rebounds as Penn has compiled a 12-8 overall record and stands 3-1 in the Ivy League. Danley also leads the squad with 19 blocked shots and has 44 assists.
The Quakers host Dartmouth and Harvard this Friday and Saturday, respectively, in the first of five-straight Ivy League homes games.
ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District II
University Division First Team
Steve Danley, Penn - Sr., Germantown, Md. (Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE))
Chris McNaughton, Bucknell - Sr., Leutershausen, Germany (Electrical Engineering)
Alex Ruoff, West Virginia - So., Spring Hill, Fla. (History)
Justin Conway, Princeton - Sr., Santa Fe, N.M. (Sociology)
Kieron Achara, Duquesne - Jr., Stirling, Scotland (Management)