John Boyer Named to Academic AllMAC Team
BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo senior point guard John Boyerhas been named to the Academic All-MAC men's basketball team voted on by the league's Faculty Athletic Representatives. The Hollidaysburg, PA native is a physical therapy major with a 3.5 grade point average. He is in his first year of graduate school as part of UB's six-year doctoral program in physical therapy.
Boyer, who was also named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District men's basketball team in January, had a breakout season for the Bulls. He led the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.70) to go along with 7.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. Boyer finished the season with 159 assists - the fifth best single season total in school history and the most assists by a UB player since the Bulls joined the Mid-American Conference in 1998.
Boyer joins Turner Battle (2003, 04, 05), Mark Bortz (2004, 05) and Vadim Fedotov (2009) as the fourth UB men's basketball player to be named Academic All-MAC.
Bowling Green's Joe Jakubowski and Marc Larson, Western Michigan's David Kool and Northern Illinois' Xavier Silas round out the all-academic team.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.