LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's Brandon Federici was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Men's Basketball Second Team.
The honor is the first of Federici's career as he became just the second member in men's basketball program history to earn the distinction, with Jerome Maiatico '00 last winning the award in 1999-00. He also becomes just the 39th Diplomat to land on the list since CoSIDA first bestowed the recognition in 1952.
Federici (Morganville, N.J. / Lawrenceville School) is a two-time member of the Centennial Conference (CC) Academic Honor Roll and one of just eight players in Conference history to earn All-CC First Team honors three times after being a unanimous selection this season. He was also named a finalist for the prestigious Jostens Trophy, which is awarded to the most outstanding NCAA Division III men's and women's basketball player who excels on the court, in the classroom, and in the community.
The junior guard led the conference with 19.9 points per game and his 2.2 steals per game, along with 3.2 triples a contest that placed him first in CC and his 35.2 minutes per contest were second. Federici finished in double-figures in 25 games, including 14 games with 20 or more points. He matched a career-high 34 points against Muhlenberg, and earlier in the season, became the fastest player to reach 1,000 point career points.
The Diplomats finished the year with an 18-8 record and made their 20th appearance in the CC Tournament over the 24-year history of the conference.