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Four from Brandeis named to UAA President's Scholar-Athlete Team

Collage of Brandeis student-athletes Brian Granoff '17, Mitchell Hutton '18, Maria Jackson ’18, and Cidney Moscovitch '17

Four Brandeis University student-athletes from the 2016-17 school year have been named to the University Athletic Association President's Scholar-Athlete Team. To achieve this recognition, a student-athlete must earn first team All-Association honors and must carry a 3.50 or greater cumulative grade point average during that playing season.

The Judges' four honorees are: Brian Granoff '17, of Miami, Florida, men's tennis; Mitchell Hutton '18, of Villa Park, California, men's cross country; Maria Jackson '18 of Rochester, New York, women's basketball; and Cidney Moscovitch '17 of Coral Springs, Florida, women's soccer. 

Granoff was a first-team All-UAA selection at No. 2 singles for the Judges, going 17-6 overall and 11-1 at No. 2, the top winning percentage in the conference. His 106 career wins were second all-time in head coach Ben Lamanna's tenure. Granoff helped the Judges to a 12-8 record last year and a national-ranking of #19 in Division III, their highest since 1989. Granoff graduated with a 3.65 GPA with a degree in economics and a business minor.

Hutton earned first-team All-Association honors by finishing fourth at the conference cross-country championships last October with a time of 24:54.34, his first time running under 25 minutes in college. Hutton helped Sinead Delhunty Evans' Judges finish third overall at UAAs, their best finish since 2009. Hutton enters his senior year with a 3.77 GPA as a biology and business double major.

Jackson was a first-team All-UAA forward/center for head coach Carol Simon after leading  Brandeis in scoring (13.6 ppg), rebounding (8.0 rpg), steals (49) and blocked shots (26). She ranked third in the UAA in rebounding, fifth in steals and blocks and 10th in scoring. She helped the Judges to a 12-13 record. She graduated in May with a 3.66 GPA and a degree in linguistics and a minor in French.

Moscovitch was a first-team All-UAA forward and led Denise Dallamora's team to a 16-3-3 record and their first-ever Final Four. She scored seven goals with five assists for 19 points. Moscovitch's 10 points on four goals and two assists in UAA matches led all players last season, while her 10 career game-winning goals are tied for fourth in Brandeis history. Moscovitch graduated in May with a 3.65 GPA and degrees in biology and anthropology and a minor in chemistry.

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Categories: Students, Campus News
Date: August 11, 2017