Gandara named NAIA Scholar-Athlete

Mon, 03/18/2013

Manuel Gandara was named a NAIA Scholar-Athlete

(New Orleans, La.) Manuel “Rocco” Gandara was named a 2012-13 Daktronics-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete.

The NAIA announced on Monday that 60 student-athletes across the country were named to the team. In order to be nominated, a student-athlete must be at least a junior and have a 3.5 GPA.

The 6’8” Junior forward from Tintillo Guaynabo, Puerto Rico played in 28 games off the bench for the Wolf Pack this past season. He averaged 2.54 points and 2.61 rebounds per game as the Wolf Pack finished the 2012-13 campaign with a 16-14 record.

Gandara is an international business major who is in his third season playing for Loyola.  

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