Loughton Earns Academic All-American Honors
By ODU Athletics
March 1, 2006
NORFOLK, VA--Old Dominion University senior forward Alex Loughton (Perth, Australia) has been named to the third team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America squad as selected by the nation's Sports Information Director's.
Loughton who will graduate in May carries a 3.40 grade point average in business marketing. Last year, he was named the CAA's Scholar Athlete of the Year and the Athletic Director's Association's National Scholar Athlete for the second year in a row. He joins Kevin Larkin (94), Dave Moyer ('76), Reese Neyland ('78) and Gray Eubank ('75) as past Monarchs who have earned this honor.
Loughton currently is averaging 14.1 points, and 7.6 rebounds per game as he and the Monarchs compete in the CAA Tournament beginning Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against the Northeastern/James Madison winner. ODU is the fourth seed, and defending champion.
FIRST TEAM Johannes Herber West Virginia Sr. 4.0 Political Science Will Emerson Mercer Sr. 4.0 Biology Dan Grunfeld Stanford Sr. 3.7 American Studies Chris Quinn Notre Dame Sr. 3.2 Marketing Kibwe Trim Sacred Heart Sr. 3.7 Computer Science
SECOND TEAM Brian Thornton Xavier GR 3.6 MBA In Liberal Arts Steve Burtt Iona Sr. 3.4 Marketing Kelly Golob N.Arizona Sr. 3.8 Exercise Science Lee Humphrey Florida Jr. 3.7 Kinesiology Matt Stehle Harvard Sr. 3.3 Government
THIRD TEAM Alex Loughton ODU Sr. 3.4 Business Marketing Lenny Collins Cornell Sr. 3.6 Industrial & Labor Relations Neil Plank Illinois State Gr. 3.9 Finance/Masters of Business Kevin Bookout Oklahoma Sr. 3.3 Human Relations Zac Schlader Austin Peay Sr. 3.7 Health-Wellness Adam Haluska Iowa Jr 3.4 Finance & Marketing Greg Brunner Iowa Sr. 3.3 Communications
Player of the Year: Johannes Herber of West Virginia.