Josh Egan Wins Elite 90 Award for NCAA DI MLAX Championship
FOXBORO, Mass. – UAlbany senior Josh Egan is the recipient of the Elite 90 Award for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
Egan, with a 3.96 GPA in business, was presented with the award at the Championship Weekend Banquet in Foxboro on Thursday night, becoming the first-ever Great Dane to earn this honor. Egan graduated this past week.
Egan was also the America East Elite 18 recipient for men’s lacrosse for top GPA among players in the league’s title game and a CoSIDA Academic All-District I Team member.
On the field, Egan serves as a two-way midfielder for the Great Danes. He has played in all 18 games with a start, compiling five goals, two assists and 15 ground balls.
The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.
Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.
Portions of this press release provided by NCAA’s Mark Bedics.