Jordan Nwora Named Academic All-American

The accolades continue to roll in for junior Louisville F Jordan Nwora. It makes sense because he has excelled in all aspects of being a student-athlete. On the court, he’s averaging 18 points and 7.7 rebounds a game. In the classroom, he’s got a 3.40 GPA and is on track to graduate in 3 years. In other words, Jordan Nwora puts in the work no matter what arena he is in.

His work in both the academic and basketball arenas has earned Jordan Nwora a big honor. Today, he was named an Academic All-America Men’s Basketball second team selection. This honor shows that Nwora takes being a student-athlete very seriously. Only three other  Cardinals have ever been Academic All-Americans. Two were teammates on the 2013 National Championship team. They were PG Peyton Siva and G/F Wayne Blackshear. Phil Bond, a member of Denny Crum’s first Final Four team, was the other Academic All-American. Academic All-Americans are chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

To learn more about Nwora’s honor and the others that join Nwora on the three teams, check out the UofL press release below.


Louisville’s Jordan Nwora Named to Academic All-America Team

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Louisville junior forward Jordan Nwora has been named to the 2019-20 Academic All-America Men’s Basketball second team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Nwora is just the fourth Louisville player ever to attain the honor, joining Wayne Blackshear (2015), Peyton Siva (2013) and Phil Bond (1976).  He joins Florida State’s Trent Forrest – a third-team selection – as the only two ACC players selected among the 15 players on the three national teams.

Nwora, who also earned acclaim on the 2020 All-ACC Academic Team last week for the third time in his Louisville career, has a 3.40 overall GPA in exercise science at UofL and is on target to graduate this summer in just over three years.

On the court, Nwora is the top scorer for the No. 10/10 Cardinals (24-7) and a finalist for national player of the year.  A preseason first team AP All-America selection, Nwora is the only player to rank among the ACC’s top ten in (18.0 ppg, second in the ACC), rebounding (7.7, 8th), free throw percentage (.813, 4th), field goal percentage (.440, 8th) and three-pointers made per game (2.5, 2nd).  Nwora has scored in double figures in 27 games this season and on 67 occasions in his career.

The Academic All-America program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. Nwora had previously earned 2020 First-team Academic All-District 2 honors and had advanced to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot.

For more information regarding the Academic All-America® program, visit

The CoSIDA Academic All-America team includes the following individuals:

2019-20 Academic All-America Division I Men’s Basketball Team

Name, School / Yr. / GPA / Major

Brooks DeBisschop / Northern Arizona University / Sr. / 3.97 / Finance

Christian Lutete / UMass Lowell / Gr. / 3.79/4.00 / Economics (UG) / Peace & Conflict Studies (G)

Skylar Mays / Louisiana State University / Sr. / 3.93 / Kinesiology / Human Movement

Mason Peatling / Eastern Washington University / Gr. / 3.89/4.00 / Finance (UG) / Business Administration (G)

Matt Pile / University of Nebraska Omaha / Jr. / 3.93 / Chemistry


Jimmy Boeheim / Cornell University / Jr. / 3.76 / Applied Economics & Management

Djordje Dimitrijevic / Mercer University / Sr. / 3.87 / Computer Science

James Foye / Dartmouth College / Sr./ 3.97 / Economics

Sam Merrill / Utah State University / Sr. / 3.39 / Business Administration

Jordan Nwora / University of Louisville/ Jr. / 3.40 / Exercise Science

Xavier Tillman / Michigan State University / Jr. / 3.63 / Communication


Amidou Bamba / University of North Carolina Charlotte / Gr. / 3.98/4.00 / MBA

Trent Forrest / Florida State University / Gr. / 3.43 / Sport Management (UG) / Sport Management (G)

TJ Haws / Brigham Young University / Sr. / 3.46 / Finance

Davide Moretti / Texas Tech University / Jr. / 3.68 / Human Science

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