MEDFORD - Tufts University senior tri-captain Luke Rogers has been selected to the 2021-22 Academic All-District® Men's Basketball Team, released by CoSIDA on Thursday.
Recognizing the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom, the CoSIDA Academic All-District® program separately names men's basketball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. The CoSIDA Academic All-District® teams are divided into geographic districts across the United States and Canada. Rogers is one of just five players on the NCAA Division III District I (Massachusetts and Maine) Team. He is the only NESCAC player to receive the recognition.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his or her current institution. Academic All‐District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All‐America® ballot. First‐, second‐ and third‐team Academic All‐America® honorees will be announced in mid‐March.
This is the third straight year that a Jumbo men's basketball player has received the award, including Brennan Morris last year and Eric Savage in 2020.
From Boxborough, Massachusetts, Rogers missed eight games early in the season due to an injury. His return has helped the Jumbos post an 11-2 record since late December. Tufts, 13-9 overall and receiving votes in the D3hoops.com national poll, earned the second seed in the upcoming NESCAC Championship with an 8-2 mark in the conference.
Rogers is averaging 15 points and 10.8 rebounds in 14 games, while shooting 51.6 percent from the field (81/157). He's added 1.4 assists and 1.6 blocks per contest. Named to the D3hoops Preseason All-America 1st Team, Rogers scored his 1,000th career point on January 14. He currently has 1,163 points and 833 rebounds in 90 career games with the Jumbos.
NESCAC's Player of the Year in 2020, Rogers averaged 16.6 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks that season helping Tufts win the conference championship and advance to the NCAA "Sweet 16" before the tournament was canceled. He was selected as a D3hoops and NABC All-American as well that season.
A history major, Rogers has been a member of the Tufts Entrepreneurial Society and Tufts Financial Group since coming to the University in 2017.