When Purdue players huddled at the end of practice Monday, E'Twaun Moore got applause and a pat on the back from teammates.
They'd just been told junior Moore was named an academic All-American by ESPN The Magazine.
Moore, who first heard the news at the same time as his teammates Monday afternoon, was one of five players named to the second team. There were also five players on the first team.
Moore is majoring in organizational leadership and supervision and has a 3.3 GPA.
"E'Twaun comes from a great family, and he was raised to work hard both on and off the court," coach Matt Painter said in a statement. "He is someone who personifies the meaning of scholar-athlete. I'm happy for E'Twaun because I know how excited and grateful he is to receive this honor."
Moore was the only Big Ten player to land a spot on the three teams, and he's the first Purdue player to score the academic award since 2001. He's the eighth player to earn an academic all-America honor since 1972.
Moore has been doing his job on the court, too, for the third-ranked Boilermakers. He's leading the team in scoring (17.2 ppg) for the third consecutive season and also is the team's assists leader.