Steeves Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team

Steeves Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team

Steeves has averaged 8.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 2.5 apg during his breakout campaign (Jay Metzger).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Patrick Steeves has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District I first team, association officials announced Thursday.

Steeves boasts a 3.68 cumulative GPA as an applied mathematics concentrator. With Thursday's announcement he becomes the first Harvard student-athlete to earn Academic All-District distinction since Matt Stehle '06 garnered both Academic All-District and Second Team Academic All-America honors in 2006.

A native of Montreal, Quebec who resides in Leverett House, Steeves is averaging 8.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 41.9 percent from the floor and 48.0 percent from 3. His seven double-digit scoring performances this season include a career-high 20 points in Harvard's Ivy League opening win over Dartmouth, and an 18-point, eight-rebound effort in the win at Howard. Steeves was also instrumental in the team's overtime victory versus BYU at the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, accounting for each of the team's final 11 points in regulation to send the game to the extra session.

In reading Steeves' on-the-court accomplishments this season most would assume that this was the natural progression for a senior. In Steeves' case, however, he has enjoyed a breakout campaign despite missing the entirety of his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons due to injury. To hear more about Steeves' long road back to the court, listen to "College Basketball's Greatest Comeback? The Patrick Steeves Story" courtesy of Only A Game on NPR Radio