By: Rick Bender
HANOVER, N.H. — The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its Academic All-District Teams for men’s basketball today with Dartmouth guard James Foye on the five-player team for District I in Division I.
An economics major with a 3.97 GPA, Foye has been one of the top perimeter shooters in the Ivy League for the last two years and started every game for the 9-14 Big Green. The senior tri-captain is averaging 9.9 points a game while shooting 44.1 percent from behind the arc, 43.2 percent overall and 75.0 percent at the foul line. In addition, the native of Hamilton, Massachusetts, leads Dartmouth with 47 assists and an assist-to-turnover ratio better than 2.0 (47 assists, 21 turnovers) while hauling in 3.1 rebounds a night, plus is third on the team with 15 steals.
First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Academic All-America ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if applicable) Academic All-America honorees will be announced in mid-March.
This is the second straight year that Foye has received this honor and the fifth selection for the Big Green over the last seven seasons. Last year, he went on to earn a spot on the Academic All-America Second Team, the first Big Green player to be named an Academic All-American since Sea Lonergan in 1997.
Dartmouth (9-14, 2-6 Ivy) is back in action this weekend with home games against Penn (13-8, 5-3 Ivy) on Friday at 7 p.m. and Princeton the following night, also at 7 p.m. Both games will be streamed live on ESPN+ with Bob Lipman and Dave Faucher calling the action. A free live audio stream will also be available featuring Brett Franklin on the call through the official website of Big Green athletics, DartmouthSports.com.
Notes: The other recent Dartmouth players to make the Academic All-District I Team are Connor Boehm in 2014 and 2016, along with Alex Mitola in 2015 … the only other Ivy Leaguer to make the squad was Cornell’s Jimmy Boeheim.