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Plank named to academic all-district team   Send a link to a friend

[FEB. 18, 2005]  NORMAL -- For the second straight season, Illinois State junior Neil Plank was named to the 2004-05 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America University Division Men's Basketball Team as selected by the CoSIDA All-District V Team on Thursday.

Plank, who was named to the 2003-04 All-District V Team, is currently averaging 7.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. He has played in 22 games, all as a reserve. The product of Mount Zion carries a 4.0 grade-point average and is majoring in finance.

"I'm happy for Neil and this is truly a deserving honor," head coach Porter Moser said. "He takes tremendous pride in his academics, as he should. With the demands that are placed on a student-athlete, it is great to see someone produce like he does in the classroom with his 4.0 and on the floor."

Plank was named the 2003-04 Illinois State Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Second Team honors in 2004. He is on the dean's list at ISU and is a five-time member of the AFNI Athletic Directors Honor Roll.

[Todd Kober, assistant athletics director, media relations,
Illinois State University]

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