THREE GOLDEN FALCONS CLAIM ACADEMIC HONOR
NEW HAVEN, CT - Three Felician College basketball players have claimed an academic award from ESPN The Magazine, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Women's standout Janelle Biamonte is an Academic All-District first team pick, while Devon Young and Ethan Kennedy were voted to the Academic All-District men's team.
Biamonte won the same award in 2009, and is the first two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree in any sport in Felician history. As a First Team selection, she advances to the national Academic All-America ballot. Biamonte carries a 3.99 cumulative grade-point average as a double-major in elementary education and English. She is in her third year at Felician after transferring from Montclair State University.
In 2009-10, Biamonte has started all 18 games for the Golden Falcons at small forward. She is averaging 14.6 points and 6.9 rebounds, and recently became the school's all-time leader in three-point field goals. Felician is tied for fourth place in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference North Division with nine games remaining.
On the men's side, Kennedy was voted onto the First Team, and will move on to represent Felician on the Academic All-America ballot. Young was a Second Team selection. They are the first two men's basketball players in Felician history to ever win the award, and only the third and fourth Golden Falcons in any sport.
In 2009-10, Kennedy, a 6-foot-7 center, is averaging 11.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game and leads Felician with 30 three-point field goals. He carries a 3.91 grade-point average as an art major with a concentration in graphic design. He is in his second year with the Golden Falcons after transferring from Coppin State University.
Young is Felician's leading scorer with 16.9 points per game, good for seventh in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, and is fourth on the school's all-time scoring list. He owns a 3.65 GPA as an accounting major, and has previously been named Academic All-CACC and an Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar. The Golden Falcons are off to the best start in program history at 14-5.
CoSIDA's District II is comprised of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The College Division consists of all non-Division I institutions.