This release is courtesy of Springfield Sports Information.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Springfield College's Jake Ross (Northampton, Mass.) was selected to the D3hoops.com All-America Second Team after a tremendous season with the Pride. The 2018 D3hoops.com All-America team is in its 21st year, and is selected by D3hoops.com staff from nominees for D3hoops.com All-Region.
Ross was one of five student-athletes selected to the second team, and one of 25 student-athletes to earn all-america honors. Additionally, Ross was one of just two sophomores from across the country to earn the national recognition. He had previously been named the D3hoops.com Northeast Player of the Year and to the D3hoops.com Northeast Region First Team.
Following a sensational sophomore season, Ross has garnered a number of accolades, including the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Basketball Athlete of the Year and Co-Defensive Player of the Year. He was also chosen to the NABC All-District First Team and the 2018 NABC Coaches' Division III All-America Third Team.
Thanks to his play on the court, Springfield College earned its first-ever trip to the NCAA Division III Championship Final Four following a remarkable postseason run and finished the year ranked No. 4 in the country in the D3hoops.com National Poll. The Recreation Management major finished the season with playing the most minutes of any player at the Division III level (1092:00) and attempted the most field goals (553). Ross concluded the year with the second-most made field goals (274) and total points (768) among the 5,000-plus Division III student-athletes who play men's basketball, while also ranking seventh in double doubles (17), 10th in total rebounds (303), 11th in free throws made (157), and 13th in steals (72).