Kansas City, Mo. - March 20, 2018 - Springfield College's Jake Ross (Northampton, Mass.) was honored with both regional and national recognition from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The NABC Coaches' Division III All-District and All-America teams recognized the best men's collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division, selected by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III.
Ross was one of six student-athletes from the Northeast named to the NABC All-District First Team, and one of 24 student-athletes to earn all-america honors. Ross was among the eight student-athletes chosen to the 2018 NABC Coaches' Division III All-America Third Team, and one of just two sophomores among the 24 to earn the national recognition.
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 as the D3hoops.com Northeast Player of the Year.
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. 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).