March 14, 2006
Notre Dame, Ind. – Irish point guard Chris Quinn (Dublin, Ohio) has been named a third-team All-America selection by CBS Sportsline.com.
Quinn was one of 15 players named to one of CBS Sportsline.com’s three All-America teams. The first team was made up of J.J. Redick (Duke), Adam Morrison (Gonzaga), Brandon Roy (Washington), Randy Foye (Villanova) and Shelden Williams (Duke). Named to the second team was Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), Glen Davis (LSU), Mike Gansey (West Virginia), Nick Fazekas (Nevada) and Leon Powe (California). Joining Quinn on the third team was Shannon Brown (Michigan State), Rudy Gay (Connecticut), Paul Millsap (Louisiana Tech) and P.J. Tucker (Texas).
A first-team all-BIG EAST selection, is averaging career-bests of 17.8 points and 6.3 assists this season. He is the fourth players under Irish head coach Mike Brey and fifth overall in the program’s history to earn first-team all-conference honors. In addition, Quinn was awarded the league’s Sportsmanship Award.
A three-year starter, he has scored in double figures in 25 games this season and has topped the 30-point mark on four occasions (all in BIG EAST play). Quinn is one of just three players in Notre Dame history to score 30-plus points in four conference games in a single season. Garrity was the first Irish player to record four 30-point games in BIG EAST play, in 1997-98, while Murphy registered his four 30-point performances during the 1999-2000 campaign. ? Quinn averaged a career-best 20.2 points per game in conference and is just the third Irish player to average better than 20 points per game in league play. Garrity did it twice in both 1996-97 (20.1) and 1997-98 (24.1), while Murphy averaged better than 20 points per game in both 1999-00 (21.7) and 2000-01 (22.8).
The two-time Irish captain has played in 121 games during his career (and missed just two to injury) and made 80 starts. Quinn is one of eight players in school history to score more than 1,000 points and dish off better than 300 assists. He has scored 1,421 career points for an 11.8 average and has 410 assists (3.4).