AUSTIN, Texas – Saint Joseph's College senior guard Darian Berry (Rochester, N.H.) has earned 2018-19 Google Cloud Third Team Academic All-America® honors, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday afternoon.
The award recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes men's and women's basketball honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
A Finance & Accounting major, Berry claimed Google Cloud Academic All-District® honors in February and has twice garnered Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) All-Academic honors. At Saint Joseph's, Berry has been listed on the Dean's List in each of the last seven semesters and has served several prestigious internships, including posts at UNUM and Liberty Mutual. He is also a certified real estate agent in Maine and New Hampshire.
He is the only men's basketball player from either the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) or a Maine college or university to earn the national academic accolade.
Berry is one of four individuals in the history of SJC Athletics to garner Academic All-America® honors as she joins Kelsi McNamara '19 (Women's Basketball), Taylor Black '17 (Baseball), and Alyssa Dunn '11 (Softball) on the exclusive list.
During his senior season Berry averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game while shooting 54.0% (204-378) from the floor, 45.1% (69-153) from three-point distance, and 75.3% (64-85) from the free-throw line in 27 starts.
He closed out his four-year career with 1,275 points, 380 rebounds, 183 assists, and 74 steals in 89 contests and leaves the program ranked fifth in three-pointers attempted (485) and made (296), seventh in three-point percentage (40.5%), 14th in scoring average (14.3 PPG), and 20th in points.
Berry, a two-time All-Conference and All-State honoree, became the 41st SJC player to reach the 1,000-Point plateau when he netted 21 points in a 104-85 win over eventual GNAC Champion Albertus Magnus College on January 16th.
The 15-man Academic All-America® men's team has a 3.89 GPA with the first team posting a 3.96. Two men boast perfect 4.0s.
The Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.
For more information regarding the Google Cloud Academic All-America® program, visit https://academicallamerica.com/.