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Berkeley College Men's Hoops Team Basks In Championship Glow

The Berkeley College men's basketball team won the college’s first United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II National Championship in March.
The Berkeley College men's basketball team won the college’s first United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II National Championship in March. Photo Credit: Contributed
Members of the Berkeley College men’s basketball team show their championship rings during a ring ceremony in midtown Manhattan.
Members of the Berkeley College men’s basketball team show their championship rings during a ring ceremony in midtown Manhattan. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Berkeley College men’s basketball team showed off its championship rings during an Oct. 2 ring ceremony in midtown Manhattan.

The Knights captured the college’s first United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II National Championship March 7, defeating the Nittany Lions of Penn State Mont Alto 57-55 in overtime.

The team boasts two USCAA first-team All-Americans (Kenton Chan-Man and Keenan Langston, both of Brooklyn), a USCAA Academic All-American (Alessandro DeAngelis, of Manhattan) and a USCAA Honorable Mention All-American (Massiah Merritt, of Brooklyn).

The Knights also won the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship Feb. 22. Team members have a collective grade point average of 3.2.

At the presentation ceremony, coach Chris Christiansen said, “If anybody’s going to (win a championship), this is the team that can do it.”

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