PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia University men's basketball's Peter Alexis (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Holy Redeemer) capped off his tremendous career by being selected as the 2015-16 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the conference office Wednesday.
As the CACC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award recipient, Alexis is eligible for the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Alexis is the second straight Philadelphia University male student-athlete to earn the honor as Curran Kneebone took home the award last year.
Alexis had a tremendous 2015-16 campaign both on and off the court that earned him numerous accolades.
He was the conference leader in total blocks (78), made field goals (251), field goal shooting (61.5 percent), and double-doubles (15). Alexis also finished second in the CACC in total rebounds (293), total points (619), rebounds per game (9.2), minutes per game (39:07), and third in points per game (19.3).
On Feb. 18, 2016, Alexis became the second men's basketball player in Philadelphia University history to record 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds, scoring his 2,000th point at Georgian Court. He grabbed his 1,000th rebound a month earlier in a win against Felician.
Thanks to his play, Alexis was selected as the CACC Player of the Year, National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II All-East District first team, and Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-East Region Men's Basketball first team. Alexis also played in the 2016 Reese's Division II College All-Star Game, where he scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 21 minutes of play.
Alexis' success in the classroom landed him on the 2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II Men's Basketball first team, making him the school's first two-time Academic All-American and second first team selection. He was voted as the 2015-16 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Basketball Performer of the Year.
In his career at Philadelphia University, Alexis racked up 2,116 points, 1,162 rebounds, and 268 blocked shots and leaves the University ranked second in blocks, third in rebounds, and fourth in scoring. He was a four-time All-CACC selection and was named to the Daktronics All-East Region first team, NABC Division II Men's Basketball All-District second team as a sophomore. Alexis was tabbed for the CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 Team and the CACC Winter All-Academic Team three times.