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Sam Philpott Named Academic All-America

Sam Philpott - 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-American
Sam Philpott - 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-American

WINTER PARK, Fla. (March 13, 2018) – Sam Philpott was named Third Team Academic All-American, it was announced by the College Sports Information Director's of America on Tuesday. 

CoSIDA Release

The graduate joins David Wolf (twice) and Sam Arterburn as Rollins men's basketball players to earn the distinction. 

A five-year member of the Tars out of Noblesville, Indiana, Philpott is currently working in his MBA from the Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business, carrying a 3.89 GPA. He completed his undergraduate requirements last year with a 3.76 GPA. 

Philpott was named Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference his senior season, leading the Tars with 17.7 points per game. He led the SSC in field goal percentage, hitting 60 percent from the floor, and also ranked in the top-15 nationally.   

Philpott amassed 1,457 career points, ranking 18th in school history, while shooting a fourth-best 58 percent from the field. He led the Tars to a 70-53 record over the last four years, including a Sunshine State Conference Tournament Championship, NCAA Division II South Region Championship and trip to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2017.