Rowley nets prestigious honor for Tribe men's hoops

William and Mary men's basketball redshirt sophomore Paul Rowley has been elected to the elite Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

A total of 48 men and women were elected in the spring semester.

Rowley, who started nine games for the Tribe and averaged 5.4 points, will graduate in just three years with a double major in finance and computer science.

Along with Rowley, William and Mary field hockey player Olivia Hajek was elected in the spring class along with men's swimmer Josh Zimmt and women's lacrosse player Rachel Rapp.

Rowley is the first Tribe men's basketball player since Wayne Metcalf in 1912-13 to be named to Phi Beta Kappa.

Men's tennis

William and Mary senior Aidan Talcott was named the most outstanding performer of the 2017 Colonial Athletic Association Championship in a vote by the league's coaches.

After going 3-0 in singles competition at the championship event, Talcott became just the third Tribe player to earn the award, joining head coach Jeff Kader (2005) and Will Juggins (2015).

Talcott dropped just five total games in his three No. 1 singles matches.


William and Mary (23-20, 7-5) had won four straight entering Friday's weekend series opener at Towson.

The Tribe downed George Mason 4-2 Wednesday, employing six pitchers including winner Charlie Fletcher (0.2 innings). Nick Brown got the save in 1.2 innings, allowig no hits.

Three players are batting better than .300 for William and Mary: freshman outfielder Brandon Raquet (.350, 2 home runs, 16 RBIs), junior infielder Cullen Large (.337, 4 HRs, 33 RBIs) and senior infielder Ryder Miconi (.320, 5 HRs, 34 RBIs).

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