June 23, 2009
Patriot League Men's Basketball Academic Honor Roll
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Navy rising senior Chris Harris was one of 23 players named to the Patriot League Men's Basketball Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced on Monday afternoon. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and be awarded a varsity letter. The criteria for awarding varsity letters are different at each institution.
Harris, a 6-2 guard from Mechanicsville, Va., owned a 3.33 GPA in International Relations during the spring semester. On the court, Harris earned Second-Team All-Patriot League for the second straight year after averaging 15.4 ppg (3rd in league) and connecting on 85 three-pointers (2nd most in school history). He surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career in the Patriot League Tournament against Colgate, and is the first player in school history to reach both 1,000 points and 200 assists by the end of his junior seson. He was named Patriot League Player of the Week on Dec. 30, 2008, after scoring a career-high 30 points with eight three-pointers against nationally-ranked and Final Four-bound Villanova. The eight three-pointers were the third most in school history and tied for the most ever against the Wildcats.
Harris, Holy Cross' Andrew Keister, Lehigh's Marquis Hall and American's Brian Gilmore were the only players in the league to earn spots on both the All-Patriot League teams and the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Navy is coming off a 19-11 record last year, including an 8-6 Patriot League record, good for third place in the league standings.
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