Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Miami's Ensminger honored

        Mike Ensminger of Miami University was named a third-team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Tuesday.

        Ensminger, a 6-6 senior forward from Oak Hills High School, was selected as Playboy's scholar-athlete of the year in the fall. He has a cumulative 3.83 grade-point average in political science and will graduate in May. He then will take a business-consulting position with Deloitte & Touche, a top accounting firm, and eventually will attend law school.

        Ensminger averaged 6.1 points and 5.9 rebounds a game this season. He led Miami in field goal shooting (.547) and was second in assists per game (1.9).

        FIRST TEAM: Shane Battier (Duke), 3.43, Religion; Eric Channing (New Mexico State), 3.85; Management; Nathan Jameson (UNC Greensboro), 3.88, Communications/Political Science; Joseph Lumpkin (Charleston), 3.93, Math & History; Brandon Wolfram (UTEP), 3.87, Business Management.

        SECOND TEAM: Matt Bonner (Florida), 3.96, Business Management; Kirk Haston (Indiana), 3.30, Sports Management; Matt Renn (Indiana St.), 3.72, Mathematics Education; Paul Shirley (Iowa St.), 3.67, Mechanical Engineering; Luke Recker (Iowa), 3.28, Health, Leisure, Sports Studies; Nate Schindewolf (Akron), 3.58, Special Education.

        THIRD TEAM: Wes Burtner (Belmont), 3.77, Finance; Carson Cunningham (Purdue), 3.65, History; Mike Ensminger (Miami), 3.83, Political Science; Bill Phillips (St. Joseph's), 3.57, Marketing


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