March 21, 2011

DIII News names Banzhaf an All-American for third straight year

WASHINGTON – DIII News has once again named Jason Banzhaf an honorable mention All-American it was announced on Monday.  This marks the third consecutive season Banzhaf has earned this honor from DIII News after he recently wrapped up a terrific career for the Cardinals.

The 2008 Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year, Banzhaf led the Cardinals in scoring (18 ppg) and rebounding (9 rpg) in 2010-11.  He also led the conference in rebounding and ranked third in scoring, fourth in field goal percentage and 11th in free throw percentage.

For his efforts this past season Baznahf received his fourth selection to the All-Landmark Conference Team and third straight All-Region accolade.  Banzhaf was a three-time first-team All-Conference honoree.

Banzhaf scored in double figures in every game but one this season, topping out with 31 points in CUA's victory over Southern Maine in the championship game of the CUA-Residence Inn Greenbelt Classic on January 2.  The senior was named tournament MVP for his performance, marking the second time he received that honor in 2010-11.  Banzhaf was also named tournament MVP after helping lead the Cardinals to the Allegheny Invitational championship in November.

A native of Livingston, N.J., Banzhaf earned four Landmark Conference Player of the Week honors throughout the season, in addition to a pair of ECAC Player of the Week awards and one selection to the D3hoops.com national team of the week.

Banzhaf registered double digit rebounds in 15 games and his 15 double-doubles ranks 15th in America.  His top rebounding performance came vs. Scranton in late January when he pulled down 16 caroms.

Banzhaf concluded his career with 1,819 points, good for third all-time at CUA, while his 879 career rebounds also places him third on the all-time leader board.

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