Locke earns academic honor

MIDDLEBURY-Middlebury College men's basketball player Andrew Locke (Seattle, Wash.) has been named District I Academic second-team All-American by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association) for the second straight season.

Locke is an economics and neuroscience major at Middlebury, currently boasting a GPA of 3.55. He and his teammate recently finished the most successful season in school history with a record of 28-2. The Panthers won their second NESCAC Championship, captured an NCAA Sectional and made their first appearance in the Final Four.

Locke was been the anchor of the nation's best defense and was recently named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, also earning second-team all-conference honors. The 6'10" center was currently third in Division III with 4.2 blocked shots/game, while altering many more.

Locke finished second on the team in scoring (9.9 ppg) and rebounding (7.6 rpg) this season, shooting .640 from the floor. He owns school records for blocked shots in a game (13), season (114) and career (377). Locke enjoyed a triple double earlier this season with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks in a win at Colby-Sawyer, while owning five double-doubles.

Locke finishes his career with 805 points, 568 boards, shooting .597 from the floor.

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