Stachitas and Schutte Named to IAAA Scholar Athlete Teams
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  03/31/2006

March 31, 2006

PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's senior basketball players Faith Schutte and Chet Stachitas were selected to the 2006 IAAA Scholar Athlete Teams by the Division IAAA Athletic Directors Association.

Helping the Hawks to the nation's best turnaround of 13 games and an appearance in the Women's National Invitation Tournament, Schutte averaged a career-best 9.7 points per game and finished second on the team in rebounding at 5.0 boards per contest. A 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II First Team selection and Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team member, Schutte was named to the 2005 Wildcat Classic All-Tournament Team this past December after averaging 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game and helping the Hawks to the tournament title. An English major with a 3.86 grade point average, the 6-foot-1 forward is a seven-time member of the Saint Joseph's Athletic Director's Honor Roll and five-time Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll honoree. A 2004-05 Big 5 All-Academic Team selection and 2005 recipient of the Reverend Emory Ross Award for Academic Excellence, Schutte has earned Dean's List acknowledgements every semester.

A 2006 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team honoree, Stachitas finished the season second on the Hawks in scoring (13.3 ppg), topped the team in 3-point percentage (40.5) and converted 80.5 percent from the foul line as the Hawks owned the nation's best free throw percentage (79.9). A senior marketing major with a 3.24 grade point average, the 6-foot-5 swing player was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II Team and the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team for two consecutive years. Stachitas, who was named to the 2006 Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team, closed out his career with 1,122 points to rank 22nd on the Hawks' all-time list and holds the SJU record for games played in a career with 130.

Senior Faith Schutte

Joining Schutte on the IAAA Scholar Athlete Team is DePaul's Allie Quigley, Winthrop's Iva Milevoj, Evansville's Megan Liffick, Michaela Vezenkova of UNC-Wilmington, Longwood's Amber Reneee Mason, Amber Wirth of Long Island, Stephanie Hawk of Gonzaga, Denver's Brooke Meyer and Tyler McIlwraith of Saint. Quigley was selected Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Stachitas is joined on the men's team by Creighton's Anthony Toliver, Vermont's Martin Klimes, Alex Loughton of Old Dominion, Charles Mohn III of UNC-Ashville, Canisius' Charles Harris, Denver's Brett Seger, Sean Patrick Mallon of Gonzaga, Adrian Tigert of UW-Milwaukee and UNC-Wilmington's John Goldsberry and Beckhan David Wyrick. Toliver was selected Scholar Athlete of the Year.