WAYNE, Neb. -- For the first time in school history, the Wayne State College men’s basketball team has an Academic All-American who was named Tuesday morning. 

Fifth-year forward, Jordan Janssen was named to the 2022-23 Academic All-American Team as selected by College Sports Communicators earning Second Team honors.

A graduate of Lincoln East High School, Janssen maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.77 while pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.

This season, Janssen was a First Team All-NSIC and D2CCA All-Central Region Second Team selection for the Wildcats after leading Wayne State in most offensive categories.

He averaged 19.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game and scored double figures in 27 of 28 games with seven double-doubles.

Janssen ranked fourth in the NSIC in rebounding, fifth in scoring, fourth in field goal percentage (.540), tied for ninth in blocked shots per game (0.9), 13th in free throw percentage (.783) and 14th in assists per game (3.0).

He was named NSIC South Division Player of the Week four times this season and had 16 games of 20 or more points with three games scoring over 30 points for WSC.

Janssen closed his Wildcat career as a four-time All-NSIC selection, highlighted by NSIC South Division Player of the Year in the 2020-21 season as a junior.

Janssen ended his WSC career as the school’s all-time leader in scoring (2,104) and rebounding (1,146) while ranking second in blocked shots (139), field goals made (809), field goals attempted (1509), third in free throws made (486) and free throws attempted (652) and fourth in assists (344) and steals (148).

The Wildcats finished the 2022-23 season at 18-11 overall and was NSIC South Division champions with a 13-9 league mark.