Basketball's Begley Named Honorable Mention All-America

Philadelphia - University of Pennsylvania senior Tim Begley was named honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press. Begley, the 2005 Ivy League Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, led the Quakers to their third Ivy League title in four years.

Begley (Freehold, N.J.) is a four-time All-Ivy selection and made his third start in the NCAA Tournament earlier this month. Begley became the 32nd player in Penn program history to record 1,000 career points which he accomplished on Feb. 5 and scored 1,165 points before season’s end.

Begley led the team in scoring (13.9 ppg), assists (138) and three-pointers made (76), and recorded 21 double-figure scoring games for the Red and Blue, including 17 of the last 21 contests. He broke the all-time three-point record at Penn (253), the all-time three-point attempts record (602) and tied the single game assists record (13).

He was also named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District Team earlier this year and is a two-time Academic All-Ivy recipient.

Two other Big 5 student-athletes earned honorable mention All-America honors – Pat Carroll of Saint Joseph’s and Stephen Smith of La Salle - who were co-Atlantic 10 Players of the Year.

Begley has been invited to the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational NBA Draft Camp in April.

The Red and Blue finished the season with a 20-9 overall record and 13-1 Ancient Eight mark. The Quakers made their 21st trip to the NCAA Tournament after winning 16 of their last 17 regular season games.

Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications