Grizzlies place two on Academic All-RMAC squad
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— Adams State College juniors Nate Ingbretson (Castle Rock, Colo.) and Stratton Solomon (Joseph City, Ariz.) have both been named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s All-Academic Men’s Basketball Team, recently announced by conference officials.
Ingbretson, a business administration major who had a 3.75 cumulative GPA going into the fall semester, was a second team selection while Solomon, a human performance and physical education major who had a 3.64 GPA going into the season, was an honor roll selection.
To be eligible for the accolades, a student-athlete must have a 3.30 or higher cumulative GPA, up from the 3.20 eligibility standard of previous years, be a starter or reserve and be in their second year at the institution. Sports Information Directors at all 14 RMAC institutions nominate and select the players named to the first and second teams. These SID’s took into account the student-athletes work in the classroom and on the field.
This is the third year in the sport of men’s basketball that the RMAC has used this general format. In previous years, student-athletes only received an honor-roll type award.
Ingbretson, who has been on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll after all three of semesters at ASC after transferring from Otero Junior College, posted a perfect 4.0 this last fall. On the court, he has played in all 17 of the Grizzlies’ games this season, making five starts. He has recorded 75 points, 31 rebounds and 13 steals thus far in the campaign and is tied for third on the squad with 10 3-pointers.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2008-09, Ingbretson played in all 27 of the team’s games while making 20 starts. He also led the Grizzlies with 42 3-pointers and paced the squad with his 36.5 percent success rate. The Jim Elliott High School product also averaged 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game last season ranking third and fourth on the team in those respective categories.
He was in double-figures 16 times last year and scored a career-high 19 points at Nebraska-Kearney last year.
Solomon, who has also been on the A.D.’s Honor Roll after two of his three semesters at ASC, has recorded rebounds, four assists and three points thus far in 30 total minutes of limited playing time.
In 2008-09, Solomon played in 22 Grizzly games, making four starts.
His wife Misti was a second team selection on the RMAC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team.
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