LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Bucknell senior Zach Thomas has picked up a couple of All-America citations this week. The 2018 Patriot League Player of the Year earned Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors, and he was also named to the CollegeInsider.com Lou Henson All-America Team as one of the 40 best mid-major players in the nation.
Thomas, a biomedical engineering major at Bucknell, led the Patriot League in both scoring (20.5) and rebounding (9.1) this season while leading the Bison to another Patriot League championship. He broke school single-season records for points (716), free throws made (241), free throws attempted (310), 20-point games (18) and 30-point games (4). Thomas scored 27 points against Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament earlier this month. Thomas finished his career with 1,738 points, fifth-most in Bucknell history. His 796 rebounds rank 10th all-time.
Led by a sensational senior class comprised of Thomas, Stephen Brown and Nana Foulland, the Bison won the Patriot League regular-season title for an unprecedented fourth straight year, and for the seventh time in the last eight years. Bucknell topped Colgate 83-54 in the Patriot League Tournament championship game, which resulted in the eighth NCAA Tournament appearance in school history. The Bison fell to the third-seeded Spartans 82-78 in the first round and finished the year 25-10.