Sean Coleman Named to C-USA Men's Basketball All-Academic Team

March 6, 2009

HOUSTON - University of Houston junior forward Sean Coleman was named to the 2009 Conference USA Men's Basketball All-Academic Team on Friday.

Coleman, who holds a 3.33 grade-point average in sociology, has competed in 17 games this season, garnering starts against Georgia Southern and Iowa State. He tallied a career-high six points against Mississippi Valley State and again against Alcorn State.

The Houston native also pulled down a career-high three rebounds on three occasions this season, most recently against Conference USA-rival UCF.

Coleman joined Tulsa's Steven Idlett and Sam Mitchell, Rice's Aleks Perka and Adam Williams of Marshall on the All-Academic Team.

Coleman also became the Cougars' first academic honoree since Bryan Shelton was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the third straight season in 2004.

Coleman and his Cougar teammates wrap up the regular season at 7 p.m., Saturday, against Conference USA-rival SMU inside Hofheinz Pavilion on the UH campus. Center Marcus Cousin and guard DaShaun Williams will be honored in pregame ceremonies as part of Senior Day.

Fans can hear the game live on 790 AM The Sports Animal with Tom Franklin calling the play-by-play action and Willis Wilson providing analysis. Fans always can follow live stats at UHCougars.com by clicking the GameTracker link.

Fans can purchase their tickets by calling 713-GO-COOGS or by stopping by the Athletics Ticket Office in the Athletics/Alumni Center during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Fans always can purchase tickets by visiting UHCougars.com and clicking on the Tickets links.

Free admission is available to approved groups of 10 or more people for the regular season home finale against Conference USA-rival SMU on Saturday. For more information, please call the Marketing Office at 713-743-9453.



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