Senior guard Charles Jenkins added to his long list of postseason honors when he was named to the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I first team, it was announced today.
The All-ECAC first team consisted of Player of the Year Kemba Walker of Connecticut, Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler of Duke, and Marshon Brooks of Providence. The All-ECAC second team consisted of Jordan Williams (Maryland), Ryan Rossiter (Siena), John Holland (Boston University), Ashton Gibbs (Pittsburgh) and Dwight Hardy (St. John's).
The ECAC consists of 287 NCAA institutions, including 90 at the Division I level, stretching from Maine to North Carolina, while the postseason all-star teams are voted on by coaches of ECAC members.
Jenkins averaged 22.6 points per game this season, ranking him sixth in the country, while finishing his career with 2,513 points. He became just the 63rd player in NCAA history to score 2,500 points in a career, and finished second in Colonial Athletic Association history behind David Robinson of Navy. He was named a third-team All-American selection by Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, and CBS Sports.com, earned honorable mention All-America honors from the Associated Press, and was the CAA Player of the Year for the second year in a row.
Jenkins' efforts helped the Pride to a 21-12 record and a 14-4 finish in the CAA, tying it for second, which marked the program's highest finish since joining the league in 2001-02.
Evans joins Jenkins
Hofstra University sophomore forward Shante Evans continued to add to her outstanding season as today she was named to the 2010-11 ECAC Division I Women's Basketball All-Stars team.
Evans, who previously was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) first team following the regular season, was a second team selection by the ECAC.
Evans started all 31 games this season for the Pride and averaged team-bests of 18.4 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. The West Chester, PA, native had 16 double-doubles this season and ranked third in the CAA in scoring, second in rebounding and third in field goal percentage.
Evans will enter her junior season with 1,024 career points and 665 career rebounds. She is the first-ever sophomore in program history to reach 1,000 career points and her current total ranks 19th in school history. Her 665 rebounds is currently eighth all-time in program history. Evans is the first Pride player to lead the team in scoring and rebounding in back-to-back years since Kate Gordon achieved that feat in three straight years from 1995-98.
Evans was a four-time winner of the CAA Player of the Week award this season as well.