Quinnipiac Men’s Basketball Names Three to MAAC All-Academic Team

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Three members of the Quinnipiac University men's basketball team – Umar Shannon (Atlantic City, N.J.), Zaid Hearst (Bethesda, Md.) and Emanuel Binyam (Rockville, Md.) – were named to the 2013-14 MAAC Men's Basketball All-Academic Team, announced on Friday, March 7 by the league office.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference released a total of 13 student-athletes that comprise the 2013-2014 Men's Basketball All-Academic Team.  To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. 

Quinnipiac University, Marist College and Monmouth University led the MAAC schools, each having three student athletes named to the all-academic team.  Rider University adds two student athletes, while Manhattan College and Siena College have one representative.

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2013-14 MAAC Men's Basketball All-Academic Team

Name School  Yr. Major Hometown
George Beamon Manhattan College Sr. Organizational Leadership Roslyn, N.Y.
Patrick Ramsey Marist College Sr. Master in Integrated Communication Easthampton, Mass.
Manny Thomas Marist College Jr. Criminal Justice Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tourron Whitfield Marist College Jr. Business Administration Valley Stream, N.Y.
Maximilian DiLeo Monmouth University Jr. Business Administration Cinnaminson, N.J.
Tyrone O'Garro Monmouth University Jr. Political Science Newark, N.J.
Christian White Monmouth University So. Business Administration Rochester, N.Y.
Emanuel Binyam Quinnipiac University Jr. Marketing Rockville, Md.
Zaid Hearst Quinnipiac University Jr. Communications Bethesda, Md.
Umar Shannon Quinnipiac University Gr. Journalism Atlantic City, N.J.
Emerson Bursis Rider University Jr. Economics/Finance Scotrun, Pa.
Skylar Scrivano Rider University Jr. Sociology Doylestown, Pa.
Brett Bisping Siena College So. Undecided Business Peoria, Ill


About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
 The MAAC, headquartered in Edison, N.J., consists of 11 member institutions: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter's University and Siena College. ANC Sports Enterprises is the league's marketing consultant and has the exclusive sales rights to the MAAC.  For more on the conference please visit, www.maacsports.com. Follow the MAAC on Facebook and Twitter: @MAACSports.