UNIVERSITY PARK, IL – Sophomore Julian Hardy of the Governors State men's basketball team has become the program's first-ever selection to the CCAC All-Academic Team, administered by the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Hardy appeared in 19 games during the 2016-17 season, earning starts in 11 of the last 12 games, during which time he averaged 24.4 minutes per game. He posted a career-high 13 points against Calumet St. Joseph on February 1.
A mathematics major, Hardy qualified for the GSU High Honor Roll after recording straight A's during the fall term and made the GSU Honor Roll for the spring term as well. The point guard started the season with the junior varsity squad before being promoted to the varsity team in November.
"Julian is one of the hardest-working student-athletes we have on the team," said GSU Head Coach Tony Bates. "He has a terrific mindset in the classroom and is a good role model for his teammates in that area."