Middlebury College men's basketball player Jack Daly (Eastchester, N.Y.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American Men's Basketball Third Team. Daly is just the 11th student-athlete in Middlebury's history to achieve the accolade and the seventh since 2014. The senior helped lead the Panthers to a 21-7 mark and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. He is an economics major at Middlebury, currently boasting a 3.54 grade point average.
On the court, he led the NESCAC and ranked second in Division III at 8.5 assists per game. Earlier this season, Daly broke his own single-season assist mark, becoming the first player in the program's record books to eclipse the 200-assist plateau (237). The fourth-year guard also paced the Panthers this winter in points per game (15.8) and rebounds per contest (8.4). He also led Middlebury and ranked second in the NESCAC lead with 1.7 steals per game. Daly recorded what is believed to be the first two triple-doubles in the program's history in a season-opening win over Fitchburg State, as well as the NCAA opening-round win over Lebanon Valley.
The senior climbed up through the Middlebury career records this season, becoming the program's assist record holder with 611, surpassing Jake Wolfin's '13 total of 553. With his 48 steals this winter, he racked up 164 for his career, putting him third in the program's career history.
Daly became the 23rd player in Middlebury history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark for his career in late February. He finishes with 1,067 career points, moving into 16th place in the program's record books. In addition, Daly was the first player in the conference's history to surpass the 1,000-point, 500-rebound and 500-assist plateaus for his career.