Alexander Named Third-Team All-Region By

Alexander Named Third-Team All-Region By

Minneapolis, Minn. - Senior Mark Alexander (Providence, R.I.) picked up yet another postseason honor on earlier this week when he was named to the third-team all region squad it was announced.

Alexander, one of only two four-time all-NEWMAC selections in conference history, had a standout senior campaign, finishing his career with 1,643 points, good for fifth on the school's all-time list.

One of the key cogs in Clark's improbable run to the NEWMAC Tournament title and the Cougars' first winning season since 2003-04, he appeared in 29 games this season and led the team in scoring (17.0), steals (45), free throw percentage (79.4), free throws made (135), free throws attempted (170) and was second in assists (80).

He reached double figures in 26 of 29 games and has nine games of 20+ points, including a pair of 30+ point performances.

On two occasions this season he was named NEWMAC player of the week - one of just three individuals to win the award multiple times.

Alexander became a starter in the early part of his freshman season and never left the lineup, appearing in 104 of a possible 106 games, starting 98 of them as he emerged as one the true lethal scoring threats in the conference.

Ironically, his last career contest lasted less than a minute, as he suffered an injury in the opening moments of the Cougars' eventual 70-60 loss to Randolph-Macon in the NCAA Second Round.

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