New Day, New Award

New Day, New Award

ST. LOUIS - - Belmont University men's basketball senior Dylan Windler has been named to the 2018-19 United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District Teams, the organization announced Tuesday.

USBWA District 4 encompasses programs from the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. For perspective, eight of the other 10 honorees on this year's All-District Team hail from SEC or ACC programs.

Windler joins former All-American Evan Bradds (2016, 2017) as the second Belmont player ever named USBWA All-District.

The 6-8 guard/forward emerged as one of the top two-way players in college basketball. Windler has posted 35 career double-doubles, including in 10 of his last 13 games. He ranks among OVC leaders in 10 statistical categories, namely third in scoring (21.4) and first in rebounding (10.7) - a category he led for a second consecutive season.

Windler is the only player in America averaging at least 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

He has led Belmont (26-5) to 93 victories and three conference championships in his three-plus seasons, including Power 5 victories over UCLA, Georgia and Vanderbilt. The Bruins have also earned national Top 25 poll votes in three of Windler's four seasons.

The Indianapolis native is a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award, Julius Erving Award and Lou Henson Award; he was named Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-American for a second straight year Monday.

Windler ranks sixth on Belmont's NCAA Division I era scoring list with 1,647 points.

For a complete listing of the 2018-19 USBWA Men's All-District Teams from all nine geographic areas, click here.

Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason invitations 12 of the last 13 seasons, including seven automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 17 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 RPIs eight consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, Wichita State). Belmont is one of only nine NCAA Division I programs to win 19 or more games 14 consecutive seasons (BYU, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, San Diego State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 17 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is one of only three NCAA Division I programs to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence.

2018-19 USBWA All-District IV
Dylan Windler, Belmont

Jordan Bone, Tennessee
Tyler Herro, Kentucky
Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb
Ja Morant, Murray State
Jordan Nwora, Louisville
Admiral Schofield, Tennessee
Breein Tyree, Ole Miss
PJ Washington, Kentucky
Quinndary Weatherspoon, Mississippi State
Grant Williams, Tennessee