HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University junior men's basketball forward Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) has been named to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Third Team, the organization today announced. The award follows Northeast Conference Player of the Year, All-NEC First Team, National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 18 and CollegeInsider.com NEC Player of the Year recognition.
Rutty has averaged 15.1 points (8th-NEC) and a league-best 11.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 53.4 percent from the floor (3rd-NEC) in his junior season. He's compiled a league-best 17 double-doubles, while grabbing 4.9 offensive rebounds per game, second-most in the nation. Rutty scored his 1,000th point in just his junior season, and currently stands 15th all-time on the NEC's career rebound list with 791 boards. Rutty's effort on the boards has led the Bobcats to the nation's best rebounding margin (+9.2). His effort has led Quinnipiac to its first-ever national postseason appearance, taking place in the National Invitation Tournament tonight at Virginia Tech.