Feb. 9, 2006
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's senior Chet Stachitas has been named to the 2006 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II Men's Basketball Team for the second year in a row, and is now a candidate for Academic All-America honors. The award is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The 6-5 wing player from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, is the Hawks' leading scorer with 14.0 points per game. He's made a team-high 47 3-point field goals and also tops the squad in free throw percentage (81.3), as the Hawks are the top free-throw shooting team in the nation (78.8 percent). Stachitas is the leader in field goal percentage among the Hawks' perimeter players, shooting 40.2 percent.
He has scored in double figures in 14 games this season, and in 48 of his career. He tied his career-high with 27 points in Saint Joseph's win over Kansas in the Jimmy V Classic, and has notched 20 or more points three times this year.
Stachitas owns a cumulative grade-point average of 3.24 as a marketing major. This year he was inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. Stachitas is the president of SJU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and has served as an Orientation Team Leader for the University's freshman class in 2004. He has been named to both the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and the SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll multiple times.
The Hawks are currently 10-10 and 4-5 in the Atlantic 10 heading into Saturday's game with 8th-ranked George Washington at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.