Loughton Earns Honorable Mention All-American Honors
March 23, 2005
NORFOLK, VA-- Junior forward Alex Loughton (Perth, Australia) earned honorable mention All-American honors from the ASSOCIATED PRESS and BASKETBALL TIMES (All-Mid Atlantic team).
Loughton becomes the first Monarch to get these honors since Odell Hodge in 1997. He also earned Mid Major All-American honors from Collegeinsider.com.
Loughton led the Monarchs to a 28-6 record, the most wins in school history. He averaged 14.1 points per game, shot .503 from the floor and .779 from the free throw line. He had 13 double-doubles this year, including 28 points and 11 rebounds against VCU in the CAA finals and 22 points and 11 rebounds against fifth seed Michigan State in the NCAA tournament.
Loughton now has 1188 career points which rank him 26th on ODU's all-time scoring list in a tie with Bob Pritchett ('68).
LOUGHTON'S HONORS CAA Player of The Year CAA Tournament MVP Basketball Times All-Mid Atlantic Team Basketball Times HM All-American Associated Press HM All-American NABC District IV First team. Richmond Times Dispatch Virginia Player of the Year CoSIDA Academic All-District CAA All-Academic