March 2, 2016 * CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Loyola University Maryland senior forward Franz Rassman was named the Patriot League Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, the first Greyhounds player to be so honored.
Rassman averaged 8.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game this season, starting all 30 games. He became a starter during his sophomore season and started 78 games.
In addition to his play on the court, Rassman has been a standout in the classroom while at Loyola. He has a 3.98 grade-point average and will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Rassman was also named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team for the third year in a row. Last month, he was recognized for the third-straight season as a CoSIDA Academic All-District performer.
The native of Washington, D.C., is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Chi Alpha Sigma, the national business and national college athlete honor societies. He also is a two-time recipient of the Sellinger School of Business Academic Achievement Award.
As a student, Rassman has completed two internships, one for Morgan Stanley and another for Gold & Co. Commercial Real Estate. He also is Bloomberg certified in fixed income securities and Morningstar Direct.
Rassman is a two-time team captain for the Greyhounds, and he also has worked as a member of Loyola’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. With that group, he has volunteered with the York Road Initiative and helped coordinate a food drive that set a record delivery to the Maryland Food Bank.
In addition to this honor, Rassman is now eligible for the Patriot League Men’s Student-Athlete of the Year for all sports. That honor is determined after the conclusion of spring sports.