ORANGEBURG, N.Y. – Philadelphia University men’s basketball’s Mike Louden (Glen Mills, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara) and women’s basketball’s Kelsey Jones (Lafayette Hill, Pa./Mount Saint Joseph Academy) were recognized for their academic success by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Thursday night, receiving the conference’s Top XV Award at the CACC Championship Banquet.
The Top XV Award, which was first presented in 2013, is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the CACC championships. In order to be considered, the student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in academic and athletic standing as well as a member of the active roster. In the event of a tie, it is broken by the total number of credit hours earned.
Earning the award for the second straight year, Louden is junior business major with a 3.987 GPA. On the court, he is averaging 2.6 points per game and 1.1 rebounds per game. Louden has dished out 43 assists in 28 games, including 12 starts.
A redshirt-sophomore psychology major, Jones has a percent 4.00 GPA. Jones is contributing 2.5 points, 26 assists, and 19 steals. She is shooting 80.0 percent from the free throw line.
Philadelphia has swept the basketball Top XV Awards in the three years it has been handed out.