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Gonzaga's Corey Kispert named Senior CLASS First Team All-American

Kispert received the national honor for achievement in the classroom, community, character, and competition.
Credit: AP
Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert reacts to hitting a basket against Norfolk State during the first half of a men's college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

INDIANAPOLIS — Gonzaga men's basketball forward Corey Kispert was named a Senior CLASS First Team All-American on Friday.

He received the national honor for achievement in the classroom, community, character and competition. Kispert is one of five players nationally to make the first team.

He was on the West Coast Conference All-Academic team in 2020 as he currently holds a 3.79 GPA in his Master's program for Business Administration.

His work in the community includes summer camps for children with cancer and speak to children at local elemnentary schools each year about the importance of physical health, mental health, and academic achievement.

On the court, Kispert has averaged 18.9 points per game and five rebounds. He was named an Associated Press First Team All-American and West Coast Conference Player of the Year.

Kispert and Gonzaga will look to finish the season as undefeated national champions. The Bulldogs' next game is on Saturday in the Final Four against UCLA. Tip-off is at 5:34 p.m. and it will be televised only on KREM.