WORCESTER, Mass. – Four members of the Holy Cross women's basketball team were selected to the 2017 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the league on Tuesday.
Basketball season will begin in just over four months, and the excitement is already building on top of Mount St. James in anticipation of the Crusaders returning to the hardwood! The Holy Cross men are looking to capture a conference-record seventh Patriot League title, while the women's team will attempt to bring home its 12th Patriot League crown.
Once again this year, the College of the Holy Cross is a national leader in the academic success of its student-athletes. Holy Cross had 75 percent of its teams earn NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) public recognition awards, the highest percentage in the country ahead of Gonzaga (73.3 percent) and Dartmouth (73.1 percent).
Senior forward Madelyn Ganser, a member of the Holy Cross women's basketball team, is the 2016-2017 recipient of the Samantha Vellaccio Award. In memory of Samantha Vellaccio, this award is given annually to the varsity women's basketball player who best exemplifies the mission of Holy Cross on and off the court.
Senior forward Madelyn Ganser, a member of the Holy Cross women's basketball team, has been selected as the 2016-2017 winner of the Daniel Allen Sportsmanship Award. Presented by the Holy Cross Varsity Club, the Allen Award goes to the player whose unselfish teamwork and dedication to the good of the team reflect the values lived by coach Allen.
Lauren Manis has always strived to become a Division I athlete, and her ambition led her to an outstanding freshman season worthy of the Patriot League's Rookie of the Year honor.
The event was a part of the Be Well Series.
Holy Cross junior guard Katie Doherty was named to the Academic All-Patriot League team, as voted on by the conferenceâ€™s media relations directors.
Holy Cross posted 29 points in the fourth quarter, but fell to Lafayette by a score of 58-54 on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament.
The Holy Cross womenâ€™s basketball team begins Patriot League Tournament play on Saturday, as the Crusaders play host to Lafayette at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex at 1:05 p.m.
Holy Cross womenâ€™s basketball freshman forward Lauren Manis has been named the Patriot Leagueâ€™s Rookie of the Year, as voted on by the conferenceâ€™s head coaches.
The Crusaders fell to Loyola by a score of 56-37 on Wednesday night at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.