Larranaga Earns Division I-AAA Academic Honor
Posted: April 2, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Men’s basketball player Jon Larranaga has been selected to the inaugural Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association (ADA) Scholar-Athlete team. A special Review Committee of Division I-AAA athletics directors selected 20 winners–10 male and 10 female.
“All of the nominees, and particularly the winners, represent the talent and dedication of the student-athletes at Division I-AAA institutions,” says Ken Kavanagh, coordinator of the committee and athletics director at Bradley University.
Basketball players from all Division I-AAA ADA member institutions are eligible for these prestigious awards. Each of the nominees was required to have a minimum GPA of 3.20 in undergraduate study and have been a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletics credentials. He/she must have reached sophomore athletics and academic standing at the nominated institution and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. He/she must also have participated in 50 percent of the games played at his/her designated position.
The award is one of several academic honors that have been bestowed upon the senior forward throughout his career. The College Sports Information Directors of America named Larranaga to the 2002-03 Verizon University Division Academic All-District III Men’s Basketball team. He is a two-time honoree to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) All-Academic team, and has been named to the CAA Scholar-Athlete team three times. Larranaga has been selected to the George Mason Dean’s List three times, and has made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll seven straight semesters and eight overall dating back to his freshman season of 1998-99.
For his career, Larranaga ranks 25th on Mason’s all-time list in points (980), 13th in rebounding (502), tied for 12th in assists (253), and is seventh in steals (137). He is one of three Mason men’s players in history with more than 800 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists, and 100 steals for his career.