Four Bruins, Coach Byrd Earn Recognition
Four members of the Belmont men’s basketball team and head coach Rick Byrd earned recognition as the Atlantic Sun Conference office released its postseason honors Tuesday.
Sophomore Ian Clark (Memphis, Tenn.) was named First Team All-Atlantic Sun, juniors Mick Hedgepeth (Crossville, Ala.) and Scott Saunders (New Orleans, La.) were named Second Team All-Atlantic Sun, freshman J.J. Mann (Smyrna, Ga.) was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team and Byrd was named Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year.
“Our staff and players are happy for the recognition received by Ian, Scott, Mick and JJ this week,” Byrd said. “We would not be where we are without their play all year long, but I think they would be the first to say that the individual honors they received are a result of the contributions made by their teammates. It is exciting for the future of the program that all of our award winners have more years left at Belmont.” Click here to read more on this story.
Belmont (27-4, 19-1 Atlantic Sun) returns to action Wed., Mar. 2 versus Kennesaw State in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Quarterfinals. Tip-off is set for 1:30 p.m. CT from the University Center in Macon, Ga.