Rassman Earns Third-Straight Academic All-District Honor

Feb. 11, 2016

BALTIMORE - Franz Rassman, a senior forward on the Loyola University Maryland men’s basketball team was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District II team for the third time in as many years.

Rassman was named to the team as a sophomore and junior making him the only player in Loyola men’s basketball history to be a three-time recipient of the honor.

The native of Washington, D.C., has started each of the last 67 games for Loyola, dating back to the first game of his sophomore season in 2013-2014. In 118 career games, Rassman has averaged 5.7 points and 3.6 rebounds while blocking 64 shots.

This season, Rassman is averaging 7.8 points per game and a career-best 4.8 rebounds while seeing 24.7 minutes of action per game. He also is shooting a career-best 50.3 percent from the field through 24 games.

A standout in the classroom, Rassman has posted a 3.938 grade-point average as a business administration major, and he will graduate from Loyola in May.

In addition to his CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, Rassman is a two-time member of the Academic All-Patriot League Team, an honor he will vie for again this season. With his All-District recognition – for which all NCAA Division I players in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and the District of Columbia are eligible for – Rassman will be eligible for Academic All-America honors later this month.