Men's basketball standout Tyler Seibring receives CAA's Ehlers leadership award
The prestigious CAA honor recognizes a student-athlete who exhibits leadership and integrity along with strong academic achievement.
Elon basketball junior forward Tyler Seibring has been named Elon’s first recipient of the Colonial Athletic Association's Ehlers Award, which is presented annually to the men’s basketball student-athlete who “embodies the highest standards of leadership, integrity and sportsmanship in conjunction with his academic athletic achievement.”
Seibring has a 3.95 grade point average while double majoring in English and economics. He was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society earlier this year and was a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2017. He has earned numerous awards for his work in the classroom throughout his career. Last season, he was named a 2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-American, selected as the 2016-17 CAA Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was a CAA All-Academic Team selection. Seibring has been a member of Elon's President's List every semester and is a two-time CAA Commissioner's Academic Award winner.
The Normal, Illinois, native has been involved with a number of service projects, including "It Takes a Village" project and working in the Elon University Writing Center as a Writing Consultant. He also completed an Undergraduate Research Project titled "An Analysis of Prominent Native American Author Sherman Alexie and how his Parents Shaped his Writing."
On the court, Seibring made the All-CAA second team for the second consecutive year after leading the Phoenix and ranking among top 15 in the league in scoring (15.5 ppg) and rebounding (6.7 rpg). Seibring has had a strong junior season in maroon and gold as he is averaging a team-high 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. He has bettered his numbers during conference play, averaging 18.0 points and 7.5 rebounds against CAA opponents. He has scored in double figures 28 times and to date has reached double figures in 19 straight contests. Seibring has scored 20 or more points in six games already this season while shooting 50 percent from the field and 45 percent from three.