CHAPEL HILL—UNC sophomore Marcus Paige, a guard from Marion, Iowa, has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 team, announced Thursday. The honor takes into account both academic and athletic performance.
Paige is one of five student-athletes honored from District 3, which includes all Division I schools in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Joining him on the team are Dennis Obge, a senior from Tennessee Tech; J.J. Mann, a senior from Belmont; Terence Smith, a junior from Tennessee-Martin; and Shelby Moats, a junior from Vanderbilt.
Paige, who leads the Tar Heels in scoring, assists and minutes played, is majoring in journalism and mass communication. As a freshman he was named to the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC All-Freshman team.
To be selected for the Academic All-District teams, a student-athlete must be a sophomore, junior or senior and must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better. Those who earn All-District honors are eligible for Academic All-America recognition, which will be announced in February.
Paige and the Tar Heels (13-7 overall, 3-4 ACC) are back in action on Saturday, hosting NC State for a 1 p.m. game.