TOWSON, Md. – Juniata’s Marcus Lee has been named the Landmark Men’s Basketball Senior Scholar Athlete for the 2017-18 season. Lee is the 15th Eagle to earn senior scholar recognition and is the third men’s basketball player for Juniata, joining Jeff Berkey (2010) and Brian Scholly (2014).
Lee helped the Eagles to a program best record 23-5 and a trip the Landmark men’s basketball championship game, and guided Juniata to remain undefeated at home this season.
Recently, Lee was named to the Landmark All-Conference first team, received Landmark Academic Honor Roll honors and was a two-time Landmark athlete of the week this season. Lee made his third straight appearance on the all-conference first team. He was second in the conference scoring at 19.3 points per game. His 65.5% field goal percentage is ninth-best in the country and second-best in the Landmark. His 28 blocks were good for fifth.
On the court, Lee has played in 107 games and started in 100 of them over his four-year career. He has recorded 1,742 points and has played a total of 3,044 minutes. This season, he was first on the team in points with 548 and first in field goals with 223. He is also first on the team in rebounds with 202 and blocks with 30.
Academically, Lee has a 3.53 cumulative grade-point aveage and has twice appeared on the Landmark Academic Honor Roll. His P.O.E. is Engineering/Physics with secondary emphasis in Management.
The Landmark Conference selects 22 senior scholar athletes each year to recognize the top student-athlete in each sport based on academics and athletics.
The honorees must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 and are selected by a committee of Landmark Conference officers, athletics directors, faculty athletic representatives, senior woman administrators, and sports information directors.