Fairmont State junior point guard Shammgod Wells has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District first team, as announced by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday afternoon.
The 2015-16 Capital One Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Wells will now be on the ballot when CoSIDA votes to select the Capital One Academic All-American Teams later this season.
Wells, a criminal justice major from Harlem, N.Y., has played in all 22 games for Fairmont State this season, averaging 5.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. Wells helps guide the seventh-best scoring offense in NCAA Division II, totaling 83 assists so far this season. He also leads FSU in steals with 31 and is second on the team with a 79.6 percent free throw percentage.
Wells is currently seventh in school history with 318 career assists and is tied for eight in career steals with 140. Wells needs just 12 more assists to move into sixth in school history, passing Isaac Thornton.
Wells is joined on the Academic All-District 2 Team by Seger Bonifant (West Liberty), Tanner McGrew (WV Wesleyan) and the Pitt-Johnstown duo of A.J. Leahey and Nate Snodgrass.