KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Loyola University Maryland senior-to-be Franz Rassman was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court this week for his excellence on the court and in the classroom.
To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be juniors or seniors academically, have a grade-point average of 3.2 or higher and have been at their current school for at least one year.
Rassman, who will enter his senior year with a GPA of 3.945, started all 30 games in 2014-2015 for the Greyhounds and averaged 8.0 points and 4.5 rebounds while blocking 24 shots. A business administration in Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business, Rassman shot 70.8 percent from the free-throw line and made 58.8 percent of his 3-point attempts (10-of-17).
Rassman was named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team and CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team for the second year in a row.
The forward finished the regular-season with one of his best stretches of play, scoring 12.2 points over the final six games prior to the Patriot League Championships. In those contests, Rassman shot 50 percent from the field and made 4-of-5 3-pointers. He scored in double-figures for the first five of those games, tallying a career-best 19 on Feb. 22 against Colgate University.