Philadelphia, PA- Three Philadelphia University basketball players have earned 2008-09 Daktronics NCAA Division II Basketball East All-Region honors, as voted on by the sports information directors throughout the East region.
Women's hoopster Jess Romano (Horsham, PA/ Hatboro-Horsham) joins a distinguished group on the 1st Team All-Region- for the first time in her career. She now moves onto the national ballot, with a chance to be named an NCAA All-American. The Philadelphia native led the Lady Rams to the 2008-09 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) championship on Saturday, and was named Tournament MVP for her 29 point, 13 rebound performance.
For the men, junior forward Malcolm Ingram (Philadelphia, PA/ Solebury Prep) and junior guard Russell Frederick (Baltimore, MD/ Calvert Hall) earned 2nd Team honors. Ingram earns the award for the second consecutive year, while Frederick makes his first appearance on the All-Region squad. Both players were instrumental in leading the Rams to their third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance, after winning the CACC title this past weekend over Bloomfield College.