Kramer Named to I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team
March 31, 2014
MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine men's basketball senior forward Malte Kramer added to his impressive list of academic awards when he was named to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team on Monday.
To be considered for the 10-player team, basketball players from Division I-AAA schools (the 99 Division I institutions that do not sponsor football) were required to have at least a 3.2 grade-point average, be a junior or senior and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games.
Kramer (Frieberg, Germany/Cuesta CC), who holds a 4.0 grade-point average in economics, was earlier named Pepperdine basketball's first-ever Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American. He earned a spot on the third team. He was also picked to the West Coast Conference's All-Academic first team.
The I-AAA Scholar-Athlete team had three from the WCC, as Portland's Ryan Nicholas and Thomas Van der Mars were selected along with Kramer.
Kramer was an important reserve and occasional starter as a senior in 2013-14. He appeared in 28 games, starting nine, and averaged 4.6 points and 1.4 rebounds. He made 44.8% of his three-pointers (30-for-67) on the season, good for third-best in the WCC. Kramer scored a career-high 14 points against Indiana State at the Great Alaska Shootout in November. He made the go-ahead three-pointer late in a home victory against rival Loyola Marymount (Feb. 1), and then sank four three-pointers in the road victory at LMU (Feb. 20).
In 2012-13, his first season with the Waves, Kramer earned a place on the NABC Honors Court and also garnered WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors.
Before transferring to Pepperdine, Kramer was the state of California's junior college scholar-athlete of the year in 2011-12 while at Cuesta College. He also held a 4.0 GPA at Cuesta and was an all-state first team selection in basketball.
The entire Division I-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete Team consists of: Richard Bader (Oakland), Holton Hunsaker (Utah Valley), Malte Kramer (Pepperdine), Walt Lemon Jr. (Bradley), John Stuart Mann (Belmont), Ryan Nicholas (Portland), Matthew Stainbrook (Xavier), Thomas Van der Mars (Portland), Ethan Wragge (Creighton), Corban Wroe (Hartford).