March 12, 2013
EDISON, N.J. - Five Loyola University Maryland men's and women's basketball players were named to their respective Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic teams this week, the league office announced.
Graduate student Anthony Winbush and junior Denzel Brito earned the honors on the men's side, while seniors Katie Sheahin and Alyssa Sutherland and junior Nicole Krusen were recognized from the women's team.
Winbush has been one of the league's most versatile players in the conference this year, playing every position on the court while starting 23 games and playing in 29 for Loyola. He sits fourth on the team in points per game (6.9) and leads the Greyhounds in rebounds per game (6.3). Winbush, who graduated from Loyola in May and played this year as a graduate student, is second on the side in total assists (71) and fourth in total steals (25).
Brito is in his first year with the program after transferring to the school since transferring during the offseason from Loyola University Chicago. He sat out this season while fulfilling his year-in-residency and will compete for the Greyhounds next year.
Sheahin was also named to the All-MAAC Second Team this year after logging has 20-plus points six times, while leading the team on the scoreboard on 20 occasions. She is ranked first on the team in scoring, and third in the MAAC with 14.4 points per game. Sheahin not only contributes offensively, but also leads the team in defensive rebounds and steals. The two-time defending MAAC Defensive Player of the Year has recorded the most thefts in program history. She leads by more than 80 steals, recording a program-high 342 thefts during her career.
Sutherland was second on the team in scoring and rebounding this season, averaging 7.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. She also was second on the squad in total assists with 71 and was third in steals with 47.
Krusen is one of the top 3-point shooters in the league this season, finishing sixth in the MAAC with 1.7 3-pointers made per game. She shot 36.5-percent from behind the arc and was fourth on the team with a 6.0 points per game average.