FCS Alumni/ae Athletes in the News

De’Andre Hunter playing for FCS in the FSL Championships 2016

Congratulations to De’Andre Hunter ’16, University of Virginia Men’s Basketball – 2019 NCAA Division I National Champion! De’Andre led his team with a game-high 27 points in the championship game vs. Texas Tech, hitting a key three-pointer to tie the game with 12 seconds left and send it into overtime. He was named a finalist for Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and All-ACC First Team. De’Andre entered his name in the NBA draft on April 16, 2019.

Update July 2019: De’Andre Hunter ’16 was picked 4th in NBA Draft and is playing with the Atlanta Hawks! Read more here.

Gabby Wilkinson (center)

Gabby Wilkinson ’18

Gabby Wilkinson ’18, with the University of Florida, ran the third-fastest time in the nation at 2:05.03 in the 800-meter run in the Florida Relays in April 2019. 

Jeff Brown ’16

Jeff Brown ’16, a member of the Bucknell Track and Cross Country teams, tied his own school record of 6.81 in the 60M. 

Greg Dawson ’16

Greg Dawson receiving his award

Greg Dawson ’16, a member of the Jefferson University men’s cross country team, earned CACC (Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference) All-Academic Honors for the second consecutive year and received the Top XVI Award, which is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the CACC championships. Greg has a 3.91 GPA at Jefferson. 

Jonathan Lawton ’15

Jonathan Lawton ’15 was named South Region Player of the Year and Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year with Florida Southern College. He is ranked among the top 50 DII athletes in the nation in free-throws made, free-throw attempts, free-throw percentage, three-pointers made, three-pointers per game, and total scoring. 

Andrea DeSabato ’05

Andrea DeSabato ’05 and her team, Philadelphia AMP, won the Ultimate National Mixed Championship in October 2018. 

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