Hobart College senior Dan Masino ’21 was named to the 2020-21 Academic All-America® second team for men’s basketball by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The point guard graduated earlier this month summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics. A Trustee Scholar, Masino intends to pursue his M.B.A. with a concentration in finance at the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.30 and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their current institution. Nominees are voted on by CoSIDA members in each of the nation’s eight districts, selecting 12 student-athletes to each district team. Academic All-District honorees advance to the national Academic All-America ballot.
Masino was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society, this year. He is also a Druid, Hobart’s senior class honor society, and a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society in Economics. Masino is a three-time Liberty League All-Academic honoree, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District pick and a recipient of the 2020 Arnold Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award. He will continue his academic career in the fall in the master’s in business administration program at the University of Rochester.
On the court, Masino started 56 of the 57 games he played for Hobart, helping the Statesmen to a 61-21 record. During his two full seasons (he missed most of his sophomore year with an injury and his senior year was canceled by the pandemic), he helped Hobart to 20-win seasons, going 21-5 in 2017-18 and 23-5 in 2019-20.
For his career, Masino averaged 11.9 point, 5.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting .456 from the floor, .353 from 3-point range and .775 at the free throw line.
During his junior season, Masino scored one of the biggest baskets in program history. In the second round of the NCAA tournament at No. 17 Springfield, the Statesmen trailed the Pride 61-60 with less than 10 seconds remaining. Masino raced down the court and made a driving layup to give Hobart the lead with 2.0 seconds left. The Statesmen stole the inbounds pass to seal the victory and secure their first trip to the round of 16.