Feb. 10, 2006
Notre Dame, Ind. – Senior point guard Chris Quinn (Dublin, Ohio) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine District V All-Academic First Team. With his selection to the team, he is now eligible for national Academic All-America honors.
Quinn, Notre Dame’s top scorer with a 18.6 points per game average, is a marketing major in the Mendoza College of Business and owns a 3.428 grade index. During the 2005 fall semester, he was named to the Dean’s List after earning a 3.833 grade point average. Quinn was the recipient of the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete award in 2004 and has twice been named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
The two-time Irish captain ranks as one of the BIG EAST Conference’s leading scorers at 22.9 points per game in 10 league outings. He has topped the 30-point mark in three conference games this season – a career-high 37 points at Pittsburgh on January 4 and 31-point efforts against Providence (January 14) and Louisville (February 4). Quinn becomes the first Irish player since Troy Murphy in 1999-2000 to register three 30-plus point outings in a conference season.
In addition to leading the Irish in scoring, Quinn tops the Irish in both assists (6.4 per game) and steals (1.6 per game). In the 20 games he has played (missed one game due to an ankle injury), Quinn has led Notre Dame in scoring on nine occasions. He has registered double figures in all but one game this season and topped the 20-point mark six times. Quinn is one of eight players in school history with 1,000-plus points and 300-plus assists.
Joining Quinn on the District V first team are: Adam Boone (Minnesota), Jamaal Tatum (Southern Illinois), Dan Oppland (Valparaiso) and Neil Plank (Illinois State).
The national team will be announced on Tuesday, February 28.