March 2, 2010

UMW's Altmann Named As Finalist for Jostens Trophy

University of Mary Washington senior center Brandon Altmann (Vienna, Va., James Madison) has been named as one of 10 finalists for the Jostens Trophy, awarded by the Salem, Va. Rotary Club to the NCAA Division III College Basketball Player of the Year. Altmann, a two-time first team All-Capital Athletic Conference selection, led the Eagles with 19.2 points and 10.5 rebounds per game this season, and ended his career as the school's all-time leading shot blocker.

The Jostens Trophy is a national award created by the Rotary Club of Salem, Va., to honor the most outstanding men’s and women’s Division III basketball players of the year. The award takes into account three vital parts: basketball ability, academic prowess and community service. The trophy models the Rotary International motto of “Service above Self” by recognizing those who truly fit the ideal of the well-rounded Division III student-athlete. This year’s class marks the 13th year the award has been presented.

Additional information on the award can be found at: http://www.odaconline.com/jostens/jostens.htm.