March 20, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After finishing his senior campaign as the MIT and NEWMAC all-time leading scorer, Jimmy Bartolotta was named the league’s Player of the Year. The 6’4” guard from Littleton, Colo., added a bevy of awards in the past few days, including a pair of regional Player of the Year accolades.
In the last few days, Bartolotta was named D3hoops.com Northeast Region Player of the Year, while also earning All-District Player of the Year honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
On Thursday, he was presented with the highly-prized Jostens Trophy which honors the outstanding Division III basketball player of the year with a focus on athletics, academics, and community service. In conjunction with the awarding of the Jostens Trophy, is the presentation of the Woodridge Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is given in the name of the Jostens Trophy recipient to the University he or she attends.
Earlier in the month, Bartolotta was named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America of the Year as presented by the College Sports Information Director’s of America (CoSIDA). He finished his career with 2,279 points, while setting an Institute record with 184 career steals. He also ranks third in career blocks, fifth in career assists, and sixth in career rebounds at MIT, while leaving as the top three-point and free-throw shooter in Tech’s basketball history.