Niang named to All-America team

AMES – Iowa State senior forward Georges Niang has been named an SI.com Preseason First-Team All-American.

Niang earned a spot on the top team after averaging 15.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists last season. He was one of just two players in the nation 6-8 or taller to average at least 15.0 points and 3.0 assists in 2014-15.

Kidd nominated for Ray Guy Award

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta Sports Council has announced the nominees for the 2015 Ray Guy Award, which identifies the nation’s top collegiate punter. Among the 79 candidates is the 2014 Ray Guy Award is University of Iowa senior Dillon Kidd.

Kidd is averaging 44.8 yards on 33 punts through seven games. His 44.8 yards per punt ranks third in the Big Ten and 18th nationally.