Feb. 26, 2009
TOWSON, Md. – MIT senior Jimmy Bartolotta headlined the 2008-09 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America men’s basketball team, as selected by the College Sports Information Director of America (CoSIDA). Recently selected as a finalist for the coveted Jostens Trophy for the second consecutive year, Bartolotta earned the fourth Academic All-America of the Year honor for MIT and the first in the history of the men’s basketball program.
A native of Littleton, Colo., Bartolotta majors in Management Science and Physics and is set to graduate with a 4.6 grade-point average on a 5.0 scale. During the season, he became MIT’s all-time leading scorer and currently has 2,175 points. A two-time All-NEWMAC first team selection, he led the conference in scoring as a junior with a 23.9 scoring average. Bartolotta, who broke the MIT single game scoring record with 43 points earlier this year, is the nation’s third-leading scorer with an average of 27.8 points per game. He has scored 30 or more points in 13 games this year while leading MIT to an 18-8 record and a spot in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Championship Tournament.
A first team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America selection in 2008, Bartolotta was honored as a 2008 NABC Northeast All-District second team pick along with earning honorable mention All-American honors from D3Hoops.
In addition to his outstanding work in the class room and on the court, the three-time NEWMAC Academic All-Conference selection volunteers his time at the Cambridge Community Charter School mentoring middle school children. Last summer, Bartolotta served as a senior intern at Lockheed Martin.
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