(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans forward Robert Lovaglio was named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2012-13 Men’s Basketball All-American third team on Wednesday.
There are 10 members of each of the three All-American teams which are voted on by the NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Association All-America Committee.
Lovaglio earned third team All-America honors as he was 13th in the country in points per game with an average of 19.67. He finished 15th in the nation in total points as he tallied 590 for the season. The junior from Winter Park, Florida, led the Wolf Pack in scoring while finishing second on the squad in rebounds and assists. He tallied 6.23 rebounds and 2.63 assists per contest.
Lovaglio helped lead the Pack to a 16-14 season in 2012-13 as Loyola won their first round game in the SSAC tournament before falling to Lee. In the first round game against Coastal Georgia, Lovaglio scored 23 points as he poured in a career high five three pointers.
Lovaglio started all 30 games for Loyola as he was also named first team All-SSAC at the conference tournament.
Ryan Brock is the only other player in school history to be named an All-American as he was named to the third team in 2010-11 and the second team in 2011-2012. Corey Gray (2011-12), Brock (2009-10), Luke Zumo (2008-09), and Brian Lumar (1994-95, 1995-96) were named honorable mention All-Americans.
Lovaglio was one of five SSAC players named among the 30 All-Americans. Jeremiah Dunnings (William Carey), Will Barnes (Lee), Jamorris Gaines (Lee), and Anthony Dorsey (Truett-McConnell) were the other All-Americans with Barnes and Dunnings being named to the first team. Dorsey and Gaines joined Lovaglio on the third team.