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LOUGHTON RECEIVES NATIONAL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE HONOR

Old Dominion University junior forward Alex Loughton was recently selected as one of 20 student-athletes to be named to the Third Annual Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA) Scholar-Athlete Teams. This is Loughton's second consecutive year to receive this honor.

This season Loughton was named Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year and Tournament MVP. He was also named to the CAA's All-Academic squad for the second straight year and to the CoSIDA District III All-Academic squad for his 3.42 grade point average in business marketing.

Loughton helped the Monarchs to ODU's first CAA Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance since 1997. He averaged 14.1 point per game and ranked second in the CAA with 8.2 rebounds per game.

To be named to the DI-AAA ADA teams, student-athletes have to attend a DI-AAA ADA member institution and have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 along with being a starter or important reserve player on their team. One individual from the men's team and one from the women's team were selected as the Division I-AAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Tiffany Mor of the University of Wisconsin and Drake Diener of DePaul received this honor.

This article was posted on: April 5, 2005

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