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Monday, March 5, 2012 10:21 a.m.

Mikic named to A-10 All-Academic Team

Nemanja Mikic maneuvers his way around three Charlotte defenders earlier this season. | Hatchet File Photo

The Atlantic 10 announced its men’s basketball postseason awards this morning, and Colonials sophomore forward Nemanja Mikic was named to the 2012 Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team.

Mikic was one of the student-athletes on the University’s 2011 Athletic Academic Dean’s List, honored at halftime during the Feb. 1 men’s basketball game against Xavier. This season, Mikic averaged 7.8 points per game, .6 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per game. Known as a three-point standout from his freshman season, this year Mikic looked to increase his skill set under the defense-first system of new head coach Mike Lonergan.

Mikic was the only Colonial to earn a postseason award. A particularly noticeable absence for GW was senior guard Tony Taylor, who, after being picked to the A-10 preseason first team in October, wasn’t among the All-Conference honorees. Taylor averaged 13.3 points per game, 4.4 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per game this season, and earned his 1,000th career point as a Colonial.

Mikic, Taylor and the rest of GW’s roster return to Dayton this week, where they will face off against the Flyers in the first round of the A-10 tournament Tuesday at 7 p.m.