@GonzagaHoops Alum F Rassman ’12 = Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year

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.Franz Rassman was namd the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

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.

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