LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's Brandon Federici was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Winter Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's basketball, announced on Thursday. The honor marks the second-consecutive year Federici earned the distinction.
Scholar-Athletes of the Year awards are presented to a junior or senior with the highest cumulative GPA on the All-Centennial team for each respective winter sport.
Federici (Morganville, N.J. / Lawrenceville School) continues to add to his continually-growing list of accolades for both his work on the court and in the classroom this season. The senior guard earned a place on the CoSIDA Academic All-Region team, and is in the running for his second straight Academic All-America accolade, while also grabbing spots on the CC Academic Honor Roll and Academic All-Centennial lists.
In recognition of his performance on the court this season, Federici was named the CC Player of the Year, while landing on the All-CC First Team for the fourth time, joining Georgio Milligan '12 as the only two players in the history of the Conference to accomplish that feat.
Federici was also named a finalist for the prestigious Jostens Trophy for the second time in his career. Only 10 men's student-athletes from 434 Division III schools around the nation are named as a finalist for the trophy, which is the highest honor a Division III basketball player can receive.
He leads the Conference with a 19.5 points per game average and is ninth in steals per game at 1.4. Federici has reached several career milestones this season and is now both F&M and the Centennial's active leader in career points (2,058). He has scored 20 or more points in 14 contests this year, including a season-high 32 against Misericordia on Nov. 15.