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Dylan Windler

Belmont University


Dylan Windler has continued the Belmont men’s basketball tradition of excellence in the classroom. Windler was named a 2017-18 Academic All-American, becoming Belmont’s 16th Academic All-America selection since 2001. The Indianapolis native holds a 3.81 grade-point average in his chosen major of accounting. He is a six-time Belmont University Dean’s List recipient, a three-time OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll honoree and is a candidate for the 2018 OVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. In July, Windler was named to the 2017-18 NABC Honors Court.


Windler holds a respected voice on the Belmont University campus and within the sport of college basketball. The senior was elected to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Competition Committee as the lone student-athlete representative on the 12-member panel of leading coaches, administrators and contributors within the sport. Windler is entering his fourth year as the men’s basketball representative on the Belmont University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The group coordinates campus leadership development initiatives, life-skills programs and service projects.


Service is at the heart of Belmont University’s mission, and Windler embodies that call. Windler joined fellow Belmont student-athletes on a mission trip to Nakuru, Kenya, in May 2018, working on infrastructure improvements projects and serving the children’s ministry and orphanage, Streets of Hope. Windler also serves as a mentor for Best Buddies in Nashville, an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Belmont Basketball also serves each October at the Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch, which benefits pediatric cancer research through a fund set up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital.


On the court, Windler has helped uphold Belmont’s place among the nation’s top programs outside Power 5 conferences. A Mid-Major All-America and first-team All-OVC selection, Windler led Belmont to victories over Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky and Murray State in 2018 as Belmont won 24 games. Last season, the 6-8 guard/forward was the only player in the country to average 17.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.5 apg and shoot 40 percent from three-point distance. Windler, a 2019 Preseason All-America candidate and national award watch list candidate, ranked among NCAA leaders in double-doubles (15), including 36 points and 20 rebounds in one game. Noted statistician Ken Pomeroy ranked Windler as the No. 3 most-efficient perimeter player returning to college basketball in 2018-19.