Nebraska men's basketball senior guard Kobe Webster was named Friday as third-team honoree on the CoSIDA Academic All-America team.
Webster, from Indianapolis, carries a 3.75 GPA while working on his master’s degree in educational administration. He graduated last spring from Western Illinois and will continue his master’s work next season as he competes again for the Huskers.
Webster is the first Husker men’s basketball player to receive Academic All-America honors since first-teamer Shavon Shields in 2015 and 2016.
On the court, Webster has totaled more than 1,600 career points and 300 assists during his collegiate career. He averaged 8.1 points per game for the Huskers last season and had a pair of 20-point efforts.
Webster is one of two Big Ten players on the 17-member roster, joining Michigan’s Franz Wagner, who is a first-teamer.
It marks the ninth time a Husker men’s basketball player has been named Academic All-American. Webster joins Chuck Jura (1972), Curt Hedberg (1978), Jack Moore (1981), John Matzke (1984), Beau Reid (1989, 1991) and Shields (2015, 2016).