Canisius College senior Isaac Sosa has been named to the 11th Annual Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association (I-AAA ADA) Scholar-Athlete Team, it was announced today. Sosa is one of 10 student-athletes from around the country to be honored for his work on the basketball court and in the classroom.
A native of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Sosa is the only player from the MAAC to receive this award for the 2012-13 season, and he is the first Golden Griffin to be recognized by the I-AAA ADA since former Griff Greg Logins was honored after his senior year in 2010-11. On the court, Sosa averaged 11.6 points and 2.0 rebounds per game for the Blue and Gold as the team posted a 20-14 overall record and an 11-7 mark in MAAC play. He set a school record with 95 3-point field goals during the season, and his 2.8 3-pointers per game ranked second in the MAAC and 28th in the nation. Additionally, he ended the season shooting 40.9 percent from behind the 3-point arc, which ranked second in the conference and 32nd in the country.
In the classroom, Sosa holds a 3.48 grade point average as a finance major at the College. He was named to the 2012-13 Capital One All-District Team, and he was also honored as a member of the 2012-13 MAAC All-Academic Team. He will graduate with his undergraduate degree from Canisius in May.
Basketball players from All Division I-AAA ADA member institutions were eligible for this honor. Each of the nominees was required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.0 scale) in undergraduate study and were starters or important reserves with legitimate athletic credentials. To be eligible for the I-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete Team, student-athletes must be at least a junior in academic standing at their institution.Canisius’ 20-win season was the seventh in school history, and the Griffs earned a berth into the CollegeInsider.com Post Season Tournament, the school’s first postseason appearance in 17 years. The 20 wins are the most for the program since 2000-01 and the 11 league wins are the most for the team since 1998-99. The Blue and Gold saw their season end in the quarterfinal round of the CIT with a home loss to Evansville. Canisius is set to return three starters and six letterwinners to next year’s roster.