WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior center Andrew Keister (Galloway, N.J.), a member of the men's basketball team, has been selected as the 2010-2011 Crusader of the Year. The award was presented at the 56th annual Holy Cross Varsity Club dinner, held at the Hogan Campus Center on Satruday, May 7.
Keister earned second team All-Patriot League honors this season, marking the third time he was selected all-conference during his collegiate career. He averaged 12.9 points, 9.2 rebounds and 0.7 blocked shots per game this season, while making 51.6 percent (127 of 246) of his field goal attempts. Keister was even more impressive against Patriot League opponents, averaging 14.1 points and 9.9 rebounds in conference regular season action. On the year, he ranked first in the Patriot League in rebounding, fourth in field goal percentage, 10th in scoring and 10th in blocked shots. Keister also posted a team-best 11 double-doubles on the year, including eight straight double-doubles to end the season.
Over the course of his collegiate career, he totaled 945 points and 752 rebounds, while making 52.0 percent (376 of 723) of his field goal attempts and posting 30 double-doubles. Keister ranks sixth all-time at Holy Cross in career field goal percentage and 11th in career rebounds.
Off the court, he has posted a 3.44 grade point average in History, and was selected to the 2011 Patriot League All-Academic team and the 2011 Capital One / CoSIDA Academic All-District team. Keister has also been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in each of the last four years.