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TULSA, Okla.-Junior guard Mikey Manghum has earned another academic honor, earning a spot on the Southland Conference All-Academic First Team, it was announced by the conference office on Tuesday.

Having been named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, Manghum was an automatic selection into the group put together by the Southland, and was the only one to earn the automatic spot.

Manghum has a 3.94 GPA in finance, easily the highest GPA of the 10 student-athletes selected, and was a key contributor on the court as well, playing in 34 of the team’s 35 games, with seven starts. He was third on the team in 3-pointers made and second in 3-point percentage and also had one of the best assist/turnover ratios on the team.

Northwestern State’s Gary Stewart, who is not a two-time all-academic selection, was named the student-athlete of the year.

2012-13 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball All-Academic Teams

First Team
Name University Class Hometown GPA Major
Gary Stewart^,2 Northwestern State Jr. Vidalia, La. 3.52 Psychology
Mikey Manghum1 Oral Roberts Sr. Derby, England 3.94 Finance
Kevin Hardy McNeese State So. Lake Charles, La. 3.50 Electrical Engineering
Desmond Haymon2 Stephen F. Austin Jr. Durant, Miss. 3.20 Kinesiology
Jacob Parker Stephen F. Austin So. Bixby, Okla. 3.54 Kinesiology

Second Team
Name University Class Hometown GPA Major
DeMarcus Gatlin Sam Houston State Jr. Houston, Texas 3.11 Kinesiology
Onochie Ochie2 Southeastern La. Jr. Albany, Ga. 3.31 Communication
Jordan Harks Central Arkansas Jr. Lombard, Ill. 3.17 Marketing
Thomas Walkup Stephen F. Austin So. Pasadena, Texas 3.41 Kinesiology
Linden Smith-Hyde Nicholls State Sr. Sydney, Australia 3.07 Mass Communication

^2012-13 Southland Men’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year
1Automatic selection
2Two-time all-academic selection


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