SEWARD, Neb. – Announced as an Academic All-District® honoree on May 6, Concordia University Men’s Basketball standout Carter Kent can now call himself an Academic All-American®. Kent landed on the Academic All-America NAIA Men’s Basketball First Team, as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and revealed on Tuesday (May 25). Kent becomes the program’s first Academic All-American since Chandler Folkerts earned the award three-straight years from 2015-17.
The 2020-21 Academic All-District® and All-America® Men's Basketball Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes basketball honorees in four divisions — NAIA, NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III.
A native of Crete, Neb., Kent continues to carry a spotless 4.0 grade point average while studying biology. Named the 2018-19 GPAC Freshman of the Year, Kent has collected second team all-conference accolades in back-to-back seasons. As a junior in 2020-21, Kent averaged 15.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 40.4 percent from the floor, 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.0 percent from the foul line. Kent racked up a career high 29 points in a win over Mount Marty this past season. Back on Jan. 9, Kent became the 32nd player in program history to reach 1,000 career points (currently at 1,145).
Kent is a back-to-back Academic All-District Award winner. In addition to Kent and Folkerts earning multiple CoSIDA academic honors, former Bulldog Tanner Shuck reeled in Academic All-District accolades in 2019 and 2020.