SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Three members of the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team – Umar Shannon (Atlantic City, N.J.), Zaid Hearst (Bethesda, Md.) and Emanuel Binyam (Rockville, Md.) – were named to the 2013-14 MAAC Men's Basketball All-Academic Team, announced on Friday, March 7 by the league office.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference released a total of 13 student-athletes that comprise the 2013-2014 Men's Basketball All-Academic Team. To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.
Quinnipiac University, Marist College and Monmouth University led the MAAC schools, each having three student athletes named to the all-academic team. Rider University adds two student athletes, while Manhattan College and Siena College have one representative.
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2013-14 MAAC Men's Basketball All-Academic Team
|George Beamon||Manhattan College||Sr.||Organizational Leadership||Roslyn, N.Y.|
|Patrick Ramsey||Marist College||Sr.||Master in Integrated Communication||Easthampton, Mass.|
|Manny Thomas||Marist College||Jr.||Criminal Justice||Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|Tourron Whitfield||Marist College||Jr.||Business Administration||Valley Stream, N.Y.|
|Maximilian DiLeo||Monmouth University||Jr.||Business Administration||Cinnaminson, N.J.|
|Tyrone O'Garro||Monmouth University||Jr.||Political Science||Newark, N.J.|
|Christian White||Monmouth University||So.||Business Administration||Rochester, N.Y.|
|Emanuel Binyam||Quinnipiac University||Jr.||Marketing||Rockville, Md.|
|Zaid Hearst||Quinnipiac University||Jr.||Communications||Bethesda, Md.|
|Umar Shannon||Quinnipiac University||Gr.||Journalism||Atlantic City, N.J.|
|Emerson Bursis||Rider University||Jr.||Economics/Finance||Scotrun, Pa.|
|Skylar Scrivano||Rider University||Jr.||Sociology||Doylestown, Pa.|
|Brett Bisping||Siena College||So.||Undecided Business||Peoria, Ill|
About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
The MAAC, headquartered in Edison, N.J., consists of 11 member institutions: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter's University and Siena College. ANC Sports Enterprises is the league's marketing consultant and has the exclusive sales rights to the MAAC. For more on the conference please visit, www.maacsports.com. Follow the MAAC on Facebook and Twitter: @MAACSports.