Cambridge, Mass. (March 13) -- MIT men's basketball senior Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) has been named as the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Team Member of the Year for Division III Men's Basketball. Roberts is the second MIT men's basketball player to earn this honor and the first since Jimmy Bartalotta in 2009. In addition, MIT is now one of just four Division III institutions to have multiple recipients of this award.
A civil and environmental engineering major, Roberts is a First Team Academic All-America selection for the first time after earning Second Team honors in 2017-18. This season, he put together the top shooting season in MIT history with a 68.6 field goal percentage that led the NEWMAC and ranked second nationally. Roberts was also sixth in the country with 18 double-doubles, including a career-high 28-point, 21-rebound double-double in a first-round win over Skidmore in the NCAA Tournament.
For the season, Roberts averaged 15.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game to go along with 66 total assists, 48 steals and 20 blocks. He had 28 double-digit scoring games with eight games of 20 or more points and three games with more than 15 rebounds.
The 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-America Men's Basketball Team, selected by CoSIDA, 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 basketball honorees in four divisions - NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.