Sandfort Named CSC Academic All-District Selection

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa junior Payton Sandfort has been named a College Sports Communicators Academic All-District selection, it was announced Tuesday by the CSC. It is the second straight season Sandfort has earned the distinction.

To be eligible for the award, nominees must have a 3.5 GPA and completed one full calendar year at their current institution and is at least a sophomore academically and athletically. Nominees must also be a starter or important reserve to the team and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests.

The Waukee, Iowa, native, who is majoring in finance, earned Winter Academic All-Big Ten honors and was a fall semester Dean’s List honoree in 2023.

On the court, Sandfort was a third-team All-Big Ten selection after leading the team in scoring (16.4 points) and ranking second in rebounds (6.6). He made a Big Ten-best 94 3-point field goals, shooting 37.9 percent from long range.

On Feb. 27 against Penn State, Sandfort recorded the first triple-double in Iowa men’s basketball history. He finished the season with five double-double, tied for the most on the team.

Sandfort advances to the CSC Academic All-America ballot. First-, second and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be announced April 17.

The Hawkeyes finished the 2023-24 season with a 19-15 overall record. The team tied for sixth in the Big Ten (10-10 record) and advanced to the NIT Second Round.