Liddic, Chili Earn Academic Honors

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Spencer Liddic A day after they both surpassed major milestones on the basketball court, Muhlenberg seniors Spencer Liddic and Alexandra Chili earned accolades for their accomplishments in the classroom. Alexandra Chili

They were both named to their respective Capital One Academic All-District teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

As first-team selections in Division III District 4, both Liddic and Chili will advance to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.

A double major business administration and finance, Liddic earned first-team Academic All-America honors last season. He currently leads the Centennial Conference in scoring (19.0 ppg) and rebounding (11.2 pg). In last night’s win over Swarthmore, he moved into 10th place on the conference’s career scoring list with 1,601 points and is 12 rebounds shy of the CC career record of 947. His 40 career double-doubles are one short of the conference record.

A political science major, Chili leads the conference with 49 three-pointers and is second in scoring (16.5 ppg). A 2011 second-team Academic All-District selection, she hit five 3-pointers in last night’s win over Swarthmore to bring her career total to 302. She is just the 15th woman in Division III history to make 300 career threes. Muhlenberg’s all-time scoring leader for men or women, she ranks third on the conference’s career scoring list with 1,811 points.

Division III District 4 consists of all NCAA Division III colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. To be nominated for the team, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 cumulative grade-point average and a starter or significant reserve on his or her team.