WORCESTER, Mass. – Four members of the Holy Cross men'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 Malachi Alexander, a member of the Holy Cross men's basketball team, is the 2016-2017 recipient of the Richard J. Maloney Award. Since 1981, the Maloney Award has been presented annually by the Holy Cross Varsity Club to the men's basketball player who best exemplifies Mr. Maloney's spirit and energy as a loyal contributor to the program.
Holy Cross head men's basketball coach Bill Carmody announced today that Jacob Grandison has signed a national letter of intent to attend Holy Cross and play for the Crusaders. Grandison will be one of six players joining the Holy Cross program in the fall of 2017.
The little Catholic school in Worcester with no home gym, no basketball history, a part-time coach and a barn disguised as a practice court came out of nowhere to win it all 70 years ago. You could say Holy Cross was the original bracket buster.
Holy Cross has been ranked as one of the top 100 menâ€™s basketball programs of all-time by the Associated Press. The Crusaders check in at No. 81 on the list of the best programs of all-time, and are one of only five schools from New England to be ranked.
The event was a part of the Be Well Series.
Until 1999, only one New England basketball team had ever won the NCAA menâ€™s tournament. And despite not even having a home court located on campus, they triumphed in the tournament whose modern day incarnation has come to rule the college basketball world.
The Holy Cross men's basketball team has announced its youth boys' basketball camp dates for the summer of 2017. There will be two camp sessions this year, with the first running from June 19-22, and the second taking place from June 26-29.
The Holy Cross menâ€™s basketball team will embark on an international journey next season! The Crusaders are scheduled to take part in the first-ever Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, which will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from Dec. 1-2, 2017. Holy Cross is one of four teams which will play in the event, along with La Salle, Manhattan and Towson.
Navyâ€™s George Kiernan hit a three-pointer with 29.2 seconds remaining to break a 42-42 tie and left the Midshipmen to a 49-42 victory over the Holy Cross menâ€™s basketball team in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament at Alumni Hall.