By Brenda Erdahl, Sports Editor
Saint John’s University junior guard David Stokman of Maple Lake was named to the five-man CoSIDA Academic All-District VI men’s basketball team on Thursday, Feb. 22.
Stokman and the other Academic All-District honorees are now eligible for Academic All-America honors, which are scheduled to be announced Wednesday, March 14.
The Academic All-District honor is the second consecutive for Stokman, who is an economics and philosophy double-major with a 4.0 GPA. He also earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors last spring.
Stokman is currently second on the team in scoring (13.0 ppg.), three-pointers (53), and assists (74). The 53 treys are sixth in the MIAC (all games), while his free-throw percentage (.851) is third among those with 70 attempts or more.
He became the 37th Johnnie to reach 1,000 career points in SJU’s 78-73 win Feb. 14 at Gustavus Adolphus. Stokman has 16 games of 20 points or more in his career, including five this season. His 168 career three-pointers are fourth in school history.
Although his statistics change from game to game, Stokman currently boasts SJU’s second-best career threepoint percentage (.458, 168- for-367) and is fourth from the free-throw line (.865, 230-for- 266).
Stokman averaged 18.1 points per game and shot 50.3 percent (81-for-161) from three-point range, which was second-best in NCAA Division III, en route to D3hoops.com All-West Region and MIAC first-team honors in 2016-17.