Cambridge, Mass. (February 22) -- Men's basketball juniors Bradley Jomard (Paris, France) and Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team for the 2017-18 season. This marks the first career Academic All-District honor for both student-athletes.
The program honors the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Each student-athlete is now eligible for selection to the Academic All-America team, which will be announced on March 14th.
Jomard, who is an aerospace engineering major with a 4.4 GPA (on the MIT 5.0 scale), has averaged 16.6 points per game to go along with 5.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists. Shooting 57.7 percent from the field, he has posted 16 double-digit scoring games including five straight games of over 20 points. He scored his 1000 career point vs. Babson on January 31st, becoming the 28th player in MIT history to reach that mark. Jomard leads the NEWMAC in assists, is second in field goal percentage, fourth in blocks, eighth in steals and seventh in points per game.
Roberts, an environmental engineering major with a 4.9 GPA (on the MIT 5.0 scale), has started all 25 games for the Engineers. He averages 7.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game while leading the conference in field goal percentage at 64.4 percent. He has eight double-digit scoring games, including a season-high 17 points in a road win at WPI on January 3. Roberts has a pair of double-doubles, including an 11-points, 14-rebound outing in a home win over Wheaton that marked his season-high for rebounds. He currently ranks sixth in the league in rebounds per game, third in offensive rebounds and eighth in defensive boards.
The No. 25 ranked Engineers are in action on Saturday, February 24th as the team takes on No. 2 seeded Babson College in the NEWMAC semifinals beginning at 3:30 p.m. The winner of that game will face the winner of Springfield/WPI in the NEWMAC Championship on Sunday. The semifinals and final will all take place at Blake Arena at Springfield College.