TOWSON, Md. – Alaska Anchorage senior Liam Gibcus was recognized Wednesday as one of the top 15 performers in NCAA Division II men’s basketball in terms of both academic and on-court accomplishments, earning selection to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team.

The 6-10 center from Lysterfield, Australia, becomes just the second Seawolf to earn the award, joining Rick Stafford, who was a second-team pick in 1997.

A three-time Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-academic selection, Gibcus holds a 3.80 overall grade-point average as a civil engineering major. On the court, he is the leading rebounder (6.5 rpg) and third-leading scorer (10.9 ppg) for the Seawolves (16-6, 9-5 Great Northwest Athletic Conference), who are chasing their third straight NCAA Tournament berth. He also leads the team and ranks fourth in the GNAC with a .575 field-goal percentage.

Gibcus ranks No. 7 on UAA’s career FG% list at .562, while the team’s only 4th-year senior is also No. 9 in games played (107) and tied for No. 4 in games won (77). With one more victory, he will tie former All-Americans Carl Arts and Luke Cooper (2004-08) as the second-winningest player in program history.

The Capital One All-America Teams are selected by a vote of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America
Men’s Division II Basketball Team

Name, School, Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major
Andrew Davis, Texas A&M-Commerce, Sr., Richardson, Texas, 4.00, Finance
Michael Dentlinger, Nebraska-Kearney, Jr., Omaha, Neb., 3.97, Business Admin.
Luis Leao, Mercyhurst, Sr., Brusque, Brazil, 3.87, Biology
Alex Novak, Minnesota St.-Moorhead, Sr., Oxford, Iowa, 3.85, Biochemistry
*Marcus Ruh, Saint Leo, Sr., Green Bay, Wis., 4.00, Business Admin.

Name, School, Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major
Mike Kromka, Clarion, Jr., Monroeville, Pa., 3.89, Mid-level Math Educ.
Cameron McCaffrey, Augustana (S.D.), Sr., Portland, Ore., 3.54, Exercise Science
Dominykas Milka, Saint Rose, Jr., Queens. N.Y.    3.57, Accounting
Andrew Morris, Coker, Sr., Melbourne, Australia    , 4.00, Business Admin.
Jonathan Morse, Metro State, Sr., Boulder, Colo., 3.45, Biology

Name, School, Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major
Alex Bazzell, Lindenwood, Sr., St. Charles, Mo., 3.65, Mass Comm.
David Downs, Seattle Pacific, Jr., Kirkland, Wash., 3.82, Accounting
Liam Gibcus, Alaska Anchorage, Sr., Lysterfield, Australia, 3.80, Civil Engineering
Jeff Hart, Colorado Mesa, Sr., Phoenix, Ariz., 3.85, Finance, Econ., Marketing
C.J. Hester, West Liberty, So., West Mifflin, Pa., 3.76, Biology

*Academic All-American of the Year