Muscala sweeps Patriot League awards

Mike Muscala '13 poses with head coach Dave Paulsen and Patriot League Executive Director Carolyn Schile Femovich.
Mike Muscala ’13 poses with head coach Dave Paulsen and Patriot League Executive Director Carolyn Schile Femovich.

Andrew Arnao

Sports Editor

Mike Muscala ’13, the all-time scoring leader for the men’s basketball team and one of the most prolific athletes to ever play for the Bison, was showered with awards prior to March 6’s Patriot League playoff game against Navy. Muscala won Patriot League Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He was also selected for the All-Patriot League First Team along with teammate Cameron Ayers ’14, and also earned a starting spot on the Patriot League All-Academic Team with teammate Bryson Johnson ’13.

Muscala has achieved many accolades over the past couple of months, and for good reason. He has helped lead the Bison to a 25-5 record, including 12-2 in the Patriot League, as well as three straight Patriot League regular season titles. He also broke Al Leslie’s all-time scoring record of 1,973 on March 6, and now has 1,986 points in his career.

Muscala also has 20 double-doubles this season, tied for the national lead. He also has 343 rebounds, good for fourth in the nation, and averages 11.1 rebounds per game. Along with averaging 18.9 points per game, he also has 76 blocks this season. He is one of only two active Division I players to have both 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in his career.

Muscala won Patriot League Player of the Year in 2011 as well, and has made the All-Patriot League First Team for four years straight, only the second player in league history to do so. Muscala is also well known for his academic success. A management major, Muscala also made Dean’s List last semester, and was a member of the Patriot League All-Academic Team in 2011 and 2012.

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