WATERVILLE, Maine – Senior guard Pavin Parrish of the Castleton University men's basketball team has been honored for his excellence both in academics and athletics, as he was voted the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Basketball Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the league coaches as well as to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District I Team.
Parrish, also Castleton's representative on the NAC Men's Basketball Sportsmanship Team for the second consecutive season, is majoring in business administration with a double concentration in management and marketing. He is also pursuing a minor in sports and fitness as he completes his undergraduate education.
Parrish currently carries a 3.95 grade point average, earning President's List recognition (semester GPA of 4.0) three times and Dean's List honors (semester GPA between 3.5 and 3.99) four times. He is a member of Sigma Beta Delta, a scholastic honor society that recognizes academic achievement among students in the fields of business, management, and administration.
On the court, Parrish averaged 10.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.9 steals per game this season after starting 25 games for the Spartans. He shot 40.4 percent (76-of-188) from the field, including 32 percent (32-of-100) from behind the three-point line, and 71.3 percent (72-of-101) from the free throw line.
He reached double figures in scoring 14 times this season, including a season-high 22 points against Colby-Sawyer on Feb. 6. During his Spartan career, Parrish appeared in 96 games, including 86 starts, averaging 9.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. He was named the NAC Rookie of the Year after the 2014-15 season.
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Parrish is now eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, which are scheduled to be announced Wednesday, March 14.
Castleton University qualified for the NAC Men's Basketball Tournament as the sixth seed with a 9-9 league record, but lost in double overtime to third seed Colby-Sawyer Tuesday night, 99-95. That loss ended the Spartans' 2017-18 season with a 12-14 overall record.