Northwestern basketball co-captain Drew Crawford was named to the Capital One Academic All-America ® First Team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This is Crawford's second Academic All-America Award after he garnered second team recognition as a junior in 2012.
Including Crawford, eight Northwestern men's basketball players have earned the distinction of Academic All-America. Crawford, a native of Naperville, Illinois, is the fourth member of the NU men's basketball fraternity to receive first-team honors, joining Jim Burns (1967), Mike Campbell (1980), and Shon Morris (1987 & 1988).
A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Crawford graduated from Northwestern in spring 2013 with a 3.31 grade-point average and a degree in economics. With one more season of eligibility available, Crawford remained at NU under first-year head coach Chris Collins and enrolled in the School of Continuing Studies to obtain a master's degree in sports administration. He has excelled in that program, maintaining a 3.9 GPA.
On the court, Crawford is second on NU's all-time scoring list and is among the University's all-time leaders in blocked shots and rebounding. He also played and started more games than any player in program history.