Tyler Harvey Earns Academic All-District VIII Honors

Tyler Harvey Earns Academic All-District VIII Honors

One of five players in an eight-state region to be honored, Eagle guard now advances to the national ballot with a chance to join Rodney Stuckey as an Academic All-American

Eastern Washington University junior guard Tyler Harvey is one of five players selected to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII team as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The squad includes NCAA Division I basketball players from eight states -- Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii. His name is now forwarded to the national ballot to select Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades.

Harvey is the leading scorer and three-point shooter in the nation, and boasts a 3.60 grade point average as a communication studies major.

"This is a great honor for Tyler when you consider how many schools and great student-athletes there are on the West Coast," said EWU head coach Jim Hayford, whose team plays tonight (Feb. 5) at Montana. "As always, I am very proud of Tyler and his hard work."

Eastern players have now been honored five times since 2001 on the team, including current Indiana Pacer Rodney Stuckey. Stuckey went on to earn third team Academic All-America honors in 2007.

On the watch list for the Lou Henson Award given to the nation's top mid-major player, Harvey leads NCAA Division I in both scoring offense (23.4 points per game) and 3-pointers per game (4.33). The junior guard is also fifth in 3-point shooting percentage (47.6 percent), and has the second-most total 3-point field goals (91) in the nation. His steadily rising free throw percentage (.861) is second in the league and 40th nationally.

In late January, Harvey was picked as the "deadliest 3-point assassin" in the nation by bleacherreport.com, and he and the Eagles have also been featured this winter by Yahoo! Sports, Slam! Magazine and SB Nation.

He is climbing EWU's single season 3-pointers list, with 91 already this season to rank third in school history. Harvey holds the school record with 109 a year ago (second in Big Sky Conference history), and Shannon Taylor made 103 in the 1998-99 season.

Earlier this season, Harvey broke the school record for career 3-pointers made, with a current total of 223 to eclipse the previous record of 184 set by Marc Axton (2002-05). He is the 17th player in Big Sky Conference history to make at least 200 and is currently 12th in league history (12 away from ranking 11th).

He is currently the school record holder for career free throw percentage (84.9 percent), and is third for career scoring average (18.1) and second in 3-point shooting accuracy (45.0 percent). Harvey has had 35 performances in his career with at least 20 points and 10 with at least 30, and has scored in double figures in 32-straight games (total of 58). Harvey is averaging 18.1 points, 2.4 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game in his 73-game career thus far (56 as a starter).

Harvey scored 61 points in a home sweep over Northern Colorado (Jan. 22) and North Dakota (Jan. 24) to earn co-Big Sky Conference Player of the Week honors from the league office, as well as the same honor by himself from Collegeinsider.com. His performances included a 35-point outing against Northern Colorado on Jan. 22, which was his fourth of at least 30 this season and 10th of his career (three versus UNC).


Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII – NCAA Division I


Thomas van der Mars



Gouda, The Netherlands

3.95,4.00 (grad)

Operations & Technology Mngmt, MBA

Chasson Randle



Rock Island, Ill.


African and African-American Studies

Tyler Harvey



Torrance, Calif.


Communication Studies

Nigel Williams-Goss



Happy Valley, Ore.


Pre-Social Science

Johnny Dee



Vista, CA


Business Administration

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