SSAC Announces Character & Academic Awards

Mon, 03/05/2012

Rome, Ga. – The Southern States Athletic Conference announced Loyola’s Chris Joseph to the Musco Lighting Champions of Character Team. In addition, Joseph, along with Dylan Kremer, Manuel Gandara, and Steve Davis, were announced to the 2011-12 All-Academic Team.

Joseph, a 6-1 senior guard from Boutte, Louisiana, has shown great character on and off the court this season. Joseph has been involved in several community projects including speaking to St. Rita’s Elementary School children in New Orleans about the importance of staying in school. Furthermore, he assisted in the Champions of Character program and performed basketball clinics to Pre-Prep Basketball League and to Woodland West Grammar school’s 4th and 5th graders.

Chris averaged 6.93 points and shot 38.7% from the field in his senior season. He scored double-digit points in six of the last 11 regular season games, including an 18-point performance against Belhaven, which tied his career high. Joseph now has 477 career points with the Wolfpack.

Kremer, a 6-2 senior forward from Cincinnati, Ohio, was a great offensive and defensive spark off the bench. Coming off an early season injury, he contributed solid minutes in the ‘Pack’s victories over Auburn Montgomery on Jan. 28 and Belhaven on Feb. 16. This season, Kremer shot 52% from the floor and 38.5% from beyond the arc.

Gandara, a 6-8 sophomore forward from Puerto Rico, shot 11-25 from the field this season, totaling 30 points and 26 rebounds on the year. Gandara recorded a career high six points twice, once against Brewton Parker on Jan. 6, and again vs. Auburn Montgomery on Jan. 28.

Davis, a 6-9 junior center from Australia, averaged 3.5 points per game in his first year with the ‘Pack. Davis recorded a career high 10 points and seven rebounds in the win over #21 Xavier on Nov. 29. Davis also achieved a career high three blocks in the win over Spring Hill on Jan. 12. Steve appeared in every game this season.

To be eligible for the honor, each student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.

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