FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 13, 2012

 

MIKE AKINROLA NAMED TO D3HOOPS.COM ALL-REGION TEAM

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior center Mike Akinrola (Woonsocket, RI) has been named Third Team All-Northeast Region by D3Hoops.com for his performance in menís basketball this season.

 

Akinrola, a two-time First Team All-Little East Conference selection, played in 30 games, starting 29 of them. He averaged 18.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Akinrola scored a career-high 36 points and grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds in a 93-87 loss to Western Connecticut on Jan. 24.

 

 

 Senior center Mike Akinrola

 

Head Coach Bob Walshís team finished the season with a 23-7 overall record and a 10-4 (second place tie) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen were one of five teams in the nation selected to play in the NCAA Div. III Menís Basketball Tournament for the sixth straight season. RIC defeated Salem State, 77-60, on March 2 before falling to Staten Island, 77-67, on March 3 to close out the season. RIC has won 20 or more games for six consecutive seasons and seven of the last eight.

 

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