PRINCETON, N.J. – Junior forward Alex Rosenberg was named first team All-Ivy League and sophomore Maodo Lo was named second team All-Ivy League as voted by the League’s head coaches, conference officials announced Wednesday, March 12.
Rosenberg becomes just the fifth Columbia basketball player to be named first team All-Ivy League since the 1999-2000 season, joining Craig Austin (2000, 2001), John Baumann (2007, 2008), Noruwa Agho (2011) and Brian Barbour (2012) as first team honorees.
Rosenberg emerged as one of the most prolific scorers in the Ancient Eight this season, averaging 16.2 points to rank fifth in the conference and shooting 43.1 percent from 3-point range, good for third in the Ivy League. The Short Hills, N.J., product made a living from the free-throw line, knocking down 213-of-258 attempts (82.6 percent), putting him second on Columbia’s single-season list in both categories. His foul shooting numbers also rank in the top-20 nationally in makes and attempts.
In conference play, Rosenberg’s numbers are even more impressive. He posted 19.5 points per game during the 14-game tournament with nearly 50 percent of his scoring coming from the charity stripe. Rosenberg posted a pair of 30-point games, including a career-high 34-point performance against Harvard on Feb. 14 and set a new Columbia record and tied the Ancient Eight record, going 17-for-17 from the free throw line en route to 31 points at Dartmouth on Feb. 28.
With 26-straight games scoring in double-figures, Rosenberg has 984 points and is on the cusp of becoming just the 26th player to reach 1,000 in program history. He was also named Ivy League Player of the Week four times, the most by any Lion in a single season.
Lo showed no signs of a sophomore slump in his second campaign in blue and white. The Berlin, Germany native averaged 14.5 points and shot 47.7 percent from the floor and 81.8 percent from the foul line to rank in the top-10 in the Ivy League in each category. His 66 made 3-pointers is the fourth highest single-season total for the program.
The crafty guard scored in double figures 24 times on the year and broke 20 points on eight occasions. Lo established a new career-best with 29 points on 7-of-11 shooting from downtown against Stony Brook on Jan. 8. The seven 3-pointers is one shy of the program’s single-game record. Lo was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Nov. 25 and earned a spot on the weekly honor roll six times.