June 23, 2010
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Two members of the Navy men's basketball team were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, the league office announced on Tuesday. To be eligible, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and participate in one of the Patriot League's winter or spring championship sports.
The Navy duo was part of 35 members of the Academic Honor Roll. Lehigh's Marquis Hall was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Rising senior Mark Veazey (Lilburn, Ga.) was named to the team for the first time after achieving a 3.40 GPA in information technology during the spring semester. Veazey, a 6-11, 235-pound center, carries a 2.94 cumulative GPA and has been part of the Commandant's List three times during his stint at Navy. On the court, Veazey overcame injuries to average 5.7 ppg and 2.8 rpg a year ago while shooting 83.8 percent from the free throw line. For his career, Veazey is averaging 5.8 ppg and 4.2 rpg with 88 blocked shots, ranking eighth on the Navy career blocked shots list.
Rising junior Ted Connolly (Wexford, Pa.) was also named to the squad for the first time after recording a 3.21 GPA while majoring in history. Connolly, a 6-3, 200-pound guard, has a 3.24 cumulative GPA while being named to the Commandant's List three different times. Connolly appeared in 19 games with one start and scored three points with seven rebounds and 12 assists on the season. He dished out five assists in just 13 minutes against Long Island and had two points, four assists, two steals and one rebound in a win over Towson.
Navy went 13-17 overall last year and 7-7 in the Patriot League, good for a fourth-place tie. The Mids will return three starters from last year's team and will open the season Nov. 8 at Texas as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
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