Mass. College Hoops: Nichols’ Sheehan Named To Academic All-America Second Team

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Nichols College sports information department, here’s today’s release about Ryan Sheehan, who was named to the Academic All-America Second Team:

DUDLEY, Mass. – Nichols College senior captain Ryan Sheehan (North Attleboro, Mass.) has been named to the 2013-14 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Men’s Basketball Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Sheehan – who holds a 3.86 grade point average (GPA) in international business – was named to the 2013-14 CoSIDA Division III Academic All-District 1 Team for the third-straight season last month. He began the week leading the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) in scoring at 18.4 ppg. Sheehan has scored at least 10 points in 19 of the Bison’s 23 games this season, highlighted by a 37-point effort in the season-opener at Lasell. This past weekend, Sheehan poured in 24 first-half points as the Bison won their program-record 18th game of the season.

Sheehan entered the season No. 6 in program history with 1,556 points. He enters tonight’s contest at Eastern Nazarene in second place with 1,980 points, which is 20 shy of 2,000 and 34 behind Billy Collins’ school-record of 2,014. The Bison have two regular season games remaining, plus at least one conference playoff game.

Off the court, Sheehan has been named to the Deans High Honors list in each of his first seven semesters at Nichols and is a member of the Zeta Alpha Phi Honor Society. A three-time Nichols College Male Athlete of the Year, Sheehan is the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), a volunteer with the Miracle League, and a Big Brother at the Webster Boys & Girls Club. Last summer, Sheehan completed an internship with LGC Genomics.

“Ryan carries his academic success over to the basketball court, and vice versa,” said Nichols head coach Jeff Lindgren. “GPA and athletic success go hand-in-hand, and Ryan is a perfect example of that. We’re going to miss him when he graduates in May.”

Sheehan is joined on the Second Team by James Lazarcik of Beloit, Alex Longi of Denison, Gordon Lyons of Geneseo State, and David Thompson of Case Western Reserve.

Nichols tips off with Eastern Nazarene at 7 p.m

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