Springfield, Mass. - March 26, 2019 - For the second-straight season, Springfield College's Jake Ross (Northampton, Mass.) was recognized to the D3hoops.com All-America Team after another outstanding year with the men's basketball program. The 2019 D3hoops.com All-America team is in its 22nd 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 third team, and one of 25 student-athletes to earn all-america honors. The only Springfield College men's basketball player to ever earn multiple D3hoops.com All-America honors, Ross was one of just nine juniors from across the nation to earn the national recognition. Additionally, he was one of two student-athletes from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) to garner the honor, as MIT's Bradley Jomard was a fourth-team selection. Last season, Ross was named to the D3hoops.com All-America Second Team after he was chosen as the D3hoops.com Northeast Player of the Year in helping the Pride reach the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship Final Four.
In 23 games this year, Ross averaged 23.8 points per contest in helping a Springfield squad reach the NEWMAC Championship Semifinals. The junior shot 44% from the field, connecting on 183-of-418 field goal attempts, and was especially efficient from the charity stripe, knocking down 88% of his attempts, going 137-for-155. He also pulled in 303 rebounds, handed out 92 assists, and totaled 39 steals. To date, Ross ranks 14th nationally in points per game and is 26th in free throw percentage, as he scored at least 30 points in six games this season.
Through three seasons with the Pride, Ross has scored 1,906 points, which ranks third most in program history, and has also registered 736 rebounds, 305 assists, and 157 steals. He will enter his senior campaign as the active Division III career leader in points scored and ranks second in all of college basketball in career scoring average among active players with 23.8 points per game.
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