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Matthew Dellavedova was an Academic All-American in 2012.
Matthew Dellavedova was an Academic All-American in 2012.
MBK | Dellavedova Earns Academic All-District Honor
Release: Saturday 01/31/2013 
by SMC Athletics

MORAGA, Calif. -- For the second year in a row, Saint Mary's men's basketball player Matthew Dellavedova has been chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District ® Men's Basketball Team.

A psychology major now in his fourth year at Saint Mary's, Dellavedova carries a 3.4 GPA. Last season, the native of Maryborough, Victoria, Australia became Saint Mary's first ever player selected to 2012 Capital One Academic All-America ® Division I Men's Basketball first team.

"It's obviously a nice honor. I'm sure mom and dad will be happy," Dellavedova said. "You've got to stay organized to fit school and basketball in."

Joining Dellavedova on this year's District 8 team are San Francisco's Cody Doolin, Utah Valley's Holton Hunsaker, Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk and Santa Clara's Marc Trasolini.

Dellavedova continues to re-write the Saint Mary's record books this season, having already led the Gaels to an 18-4 overall record and 7-1 mark in the West Coast Conference.

He is already Saint Mary's career leader in assists and 3-pointers made and attempted. Entering Saturday's game against Portland, Dellavedova is fourth on the school's all-time list in scoring, third in steals, second in career starts and owns a 95-25 record as a starter.

The Academic All-District ® program recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs in 2011.

All-district teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the first year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moves from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non Division I) and doubles the number of scholar-athletes honored. The teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.

First-team Academic All-District ® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation ( is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $122.2 billion in deposits and $197.5 billion in total assets outstanding as of December 31, 2010. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.

Capital One, an NCAA Corporate Champion, began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the 2001 Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (now the Capital One Bowl) and ESPN's Capital One Bowl Week. In 2010, Capital One launched the Capital One Cup, a prestigious new program rewarding NCAA Division I athletics programs for their cumulative on-field performance across multiple men's and women's sports. In addition, Capital One sponsors the ABC College Football Halftime Report, Capital One All-America Mascot Team, all 88 NCAA Championships including the Division I Men's and Women's Basketball Championships, and numerous other collegiate athletics programs.