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Greyhounds student-athletes, teams earn national academic honors

| By Nick Alexopulos
Loyola Greyhounds women's basketball
Loyola Greyhounds women's basketball team

Loyola University Maryland student-athletes have recently received national recognition for their outstanding academic achievements. The Greyhounds and teams honored represent a diverse group of sports and represent a commitment to excelling in the classroom and in NCAA competition.

Women’s basketball
The team was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll after posting a combined 3.556 GPA during the 2015-16 season, finishing ninth out of 351 NCAA Division I teams for highest GPA. Fourteen members of the team were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll at the conclusion of the academic year. (Read the full story on

Men’s golf
Connor Flach, ’17, was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar, one of just two Patriot League golfers among the 206 honored from NCAA Division I. In addition, the men's golf team was honored as an All-Academic Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America. (Read the full story on

Women’s lacrosse
Shannon Aikens, ’16, Taylor Caldwell, ’17, and Bailey Mathis, ’17, were named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Zag Sports Academic Honor Roll. The women’s lacrosse team was honored by the Association as an All-Academic Team. (Read the full story on

Men’s basketball
Franz Rassman, ’16, a three-year starter on the Greyhounds men’s basketball team, was named the Corvias Patriot League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, an award that honors the top performer in the classroom and competition. Rassman graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a 3.941 GPA. He works as an investment banking analyst at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. in Washington, D.C. (Read the full story on

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