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Cowboy Pair Named Academic All-District

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Press Release Oklahoma State University: 

Oklahoma State junior Christien Sager and sophomore Phil Fortehave been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 team for NCAA Division I,it was announced today. Both are now eligible for Academic All-America honors.

 

Sager, a native of Wichita Falls, Texas, has maintained a perfect4.0 grade point average while majoring in electrical engineer at OklahomaState. He has played in 16 games this season for the Cowboys and has 43 gamesplayed in his career. He played 18 minutes at Oklahoma on Monday, recordingfour rebounds, two points and two steals. Sager was a first-team AcademicAll-Big 12 selection as a sophomore.

 

Forte, a native of Flower Mound, Texas, has maintained a 3.41 GPAin marketing at Oklahoma State. He averages 22.3 minutes per game off the benchfor the Cowboys and is averaging 13 points per game this season. He leads theBig 12 in free-throw percentage (91.8 percent), three-point field-goalpercentage (49.6 percent) and three-point field-goals made per game (3.0). Hehas five 20-point games this season, including a season-high 23 at Kansas.

 

Forte and Sager are the fourth and fifth Academic All-Districtselections in Cowboy Basketball history. The previous recipients were: GaryHassman in 1964, Joe Smith in 1969 and Fredrik Jönzén in 2002.

 

The pair of Cowboys are joined on the District 7 Academic team byAbilene Christian's Parker Wentz (3.90 GPA in pre-dentistry/biology),Nebraska's Shavon Shields (3.77 GPA in microbiology), and Montana's JordanGregory (3.69 GPA in psychology).

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