CLEVELAND — Miami University sophomore forward Rod Mills was one of 13 men’s basketball student athletes to earn Academic All-MAC honors, the conference office announced Wednesday, April 6.
Mills was one of just two RedHawks to play in all 33 games, which tied Miami’s single-season record for games played and made 18 starts. He scored in double figures seven times, posting career highs of 14 points against Lipscomb (Nov. 20) and against Kent State (Feb. 27). He notched a career-best 10 rebounds against IPFW (Nov. 24). This season, Mills shot 35.5 percent from the field, 30.8 percent from 3-point range and 70.8 percent from the free-throw line. He had nine games where he drained multiple 3-pointers, including a career-most four triples in a late-season win against Kent State (Feb. 27).
Mills owns a 3.25 grade-point average and majors in university studies.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.