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SOU’s Holmes makes Academic All-District team – again

For the second straight year, SOU men’s basketball player Tristen Holmes has been named a Google Cloud Academic All-District 4 selection – nominated and voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The honor recognizes the top student-athletes in the nation for a combination of their academic and athletic performances. Holmes, a point guard for the Raider men’s basketball team, was one of just 22 players in the NAIA to earn the distinction.

Each will be considered for the Academic All-America team, which will be announced next month.

Holmes, an All-Cascade Conference performer from North Medford High, is an interdisciplinary studies major focusing on pre-dentistry. With a cumulative GPA of 3.84, he’s a McNair Scholar and has already been accepted to attend Oregon Health & Science University upon his graduation at SOU.

Holmes has also been one of the most productive all-around players in team history while helping the Raiders win 82 games in his four years. Among CCC players, he ranks ninth in points per game (16.6) and eighth in assists (3.5), and in conference games he was one of just two players with top-15 marks in points, rebounds and assists.

Holmes has scored at least 20 points on nine occasions this season and led the Raiders in scoring 14 times. In the process, he’s also become the only Raider ever to amass at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists in a career.

He recently recorded 19 points and nine rebounds to spark SOU’s 78-77 defeat of Northwest Christian in the CCC Tournament quarterfinals. He and the Raiders will play at Corban in Saturday’s semifinal round.

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