SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Marist men's basketball team was represented with a school-record five players on the All-Academic team that released by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Two-time recipients senior Jesse Martin (Columbia, Md./Business Administration) and junior Jay Bowie (Tampa, Fla./Business Administration) lead the group that makes up nearly half of the entire All-Academic Team, who earned the honors for their success in both the classroom and in athletics.
Newcomers from Marist, include junior Patrick Ramsey (Easthampton, Mass./Communications) and sophomores Manny Thomas (Brooklyn, N.Y./Criminal Justice) and Tourron Whitfield (Valley Stream, N.Y./Business Administration).
With these five honors, 27 Red Foxes have now been named to the All-Academic Team since Marist joined the MAAC in 1997-98.
The previous school-record for most student-athletes named to the All-Academic Team was three, which was accomplished in 2003-04 and 1997-98.
To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a player must achieve at least a 3.2 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average and must be of at least sophomore academic standing.
The five Red Foxes were joined on the team by Isaac Sosa of Canisius, Denzel Brito and Anthony Winbush of Loyola, Emerson Bursis of Rider and O.D. Anosike and Davis Martens of Siena.