All-American honors for Horne, Loyd
Men's basketball players Aaron Horne and Rusty Loyd, both seniors in the College, have earned NCAA Division III All-America recognition. The pair are the University's first men's basketball All-Americans in 24 years.
Horne was named a Third Team All-American by Basketball Times, and both men were honorable-mention selections of Division III News.
During the 1997-98 season, Horne and Loyd led Chicago to a 24-3 overall record, an appearance in the NCAA Division III "Sweet 16" and the University Athletic Association title.
A 6'2" guard, Horne was the Maroons' leading scorer with 14.7 points per game. He also ranked second on the club with 76 assists and 37 steals. Loyd, a 6'0" point guard, led Chicago with 155 assists and 44 steals, in addition to scoring 10.8 points per game.
Both players were named to the 1997-98 All-UAA First Team after leading the Maroons to their second UAA title in as many years. With a 14-0 mark in conference play, Chicago became the first team in the UAA's 11-year history to post a perfect league record.
Chicago's last men's basketball All-American was Gerry Clark, who earned the honor in 1974.