March 23, 2005
NEW YORK - Saint Joseph's senior Pat Carroll has been named an Honorable Mention All-America as selected by the Associated Press. Carroll's selection marks the second consecutive year that Hawk players have been honored as Jameer Nelson (1st) and Delonte West (honorable mention) received the recognition last season.
The Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year, Carroll is leading the Hawks through a successful postseason run. Saint Joseph's has won three NIT games and needs one more victory to earn a berth in the NIT semifinals in New York.
Carroll has averaged 19.0 points per game in the NIT games and is scoring 18.1 overall.
He'll leave Hawk Hill as the best 3-point shooter in school history, currently owning school records for career 3-point percentage (44.8), career 3-point field goals (283) and 3-pointers in a season (124).
"Pat has always had a certain dignity and class about him. His legacy here at Saint Joseph's will be of seeing a young guy in the gym by himself. Nobody's worked as hard as he has. And when you see the young guys wheeling out the shooting machine, you know it's because they saw Pat doing it. I know that this place has had a tremendous impact on him, but he's also had such a tremendous impact on this campus," said Hawk coach Phil Martelli.