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Miles President reaches 1000 points on this shot
Miles President reached 1000 points on this shot against Redlands (photo by Kiubon Kokko)

Miles President Earns Academic All-District Honors from CoSIDA for CMS Men's Basketball

CLAREMONT, Calif. - One day after becoming the 20th player in Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball history to score his 1000th career point, senior guard Miles President was honored for his academic prowess as well, earning a spot on the Academic All-District 8 team from the College Sports Information Directors of America, the organization announced today.

By earning a spot on the Academic All-District team, President, who carries a 3.94 grade point average as a computer science major at Harvey Mudd, is now eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, which will be announced in March. 

President reached the 1000-point plateau in an 82-80 defeat to Redlands yesterday, after entering the game needing 12 points and passing it with 15 points in the first half alone (on his way to 23). He is the first 1000-point scorer for the program since former teammate Michael Scarlett passed the plateau in 2018, and the first Harvey Mudd student to hit the milestone since Dick Barton passed it over 50 years ago a senior in the 1966-67 season.

President has been a starter since his freshman season, helping the Stags to two SCIAC titles and NCAA bids in 2017 and 2018. He was a second-team All-SCIAC selection a year ago, when he helped CMS lead the nation in team defense while often guarding the opposing team's top perimeter scorer. 

If President earns Academic All-America distinction, he will become only the third player in program history to earn that honor. Bob Donlan was a first-team selection in 2002, and Tyler Gaffaney earned second-team All-America honors in 2015.

The Stags will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to La Verne, where a win would clinch a SCIAC Tournament berth.