NEW HAVEN, Conn. (April 15, 2010) – Philadelphia University’s Malcolm Ingram has claimed the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Student-Athlete of the Month award for March, according to an announcement made by Commissioner Dan Mara. Ingram is a senior forward on the Philadelphia men’s basketball team.
Ingram, who is from Philadelphia, Pa., recently made headlines by receiving notification that he will be awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant. Ingram plans to study in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers a one-year fellowship for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad. Ingram will depart for Argentina in February or March of 2011, and he wishes to attend law school in the future.
With the books now closed on his collegiate playing career, Ingram plans on staying involved in the game of basketball. As a part of the Fulbright program, students are encouraged to integrate with their new communities and Ingram hopes to teach and coach basketball at local clinics.
“Community engagement is an important part of this program, and basketball’s a growing sport in Argentina so I hope to teach local kids the game,” said Ingram.
Teaching the game of basketball shouldn’t be difficult for the three-time first team All-Conference player. Ingram helped lead the Rams to back-to-back CACC Tournament Championships as a sophomore and junior. This year, Ingram and the Rams advanced to the NCAA Division II East Region championship game. As a result, Philadelphia became the first CACC men’s basketball program to advance that far in the Division II Tournament. Ingram played all 35 games for the Rams this year, averaging 16.7 points and 8.7 rebound per-game in 39.4 minutes per-outing. He was named CACC Player of the Week on Feb. 15.
In the classroom, Ingram is a three-time CACC All-Academic selection. He was one of only two men’s basketball players to be named All-Academic for the third time in their career this year. He is also a Philadelphia University honor roll student and is a Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Star. Furthermore, Ingram is active in the Philadelphia Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and took part in the school’s “Day of Service” earlier this year.