SPOKANE, Wash. -

Gonzaga University center Kelly Olynyk has been named to the Sporting News College Basketball All-America first team.

The native of Kamloops, British Columbia, is averaging 17.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 1.2 blocks/game. The Bulldogs take a 31-2 record and No. 1 national ranking into the NCAA Tournament, where the Bulldogs hope to receive their first No. 1 seed when the brackets are announced this Sunday.

Olynyk was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year and is currently a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy as the outstanding player in collegiate basketball.