Through little fault of his own, Zack Rosen was unable to will Penn to an Ivy League title in his four seasons with the Quakers. But on Tuesday, the standout point guard received a much-more-than-minor consolation, being named Big 5 Player of the Year.
Rosen averaged 18.2 points per game and 5.2 assists as a senior for Penn, which finished 20-13 overall and 11-3 in the Ivy League, a game behind Harvard.
Rosen ended his Penn career as the schools all-time leader in assists, games started and minutes. He is third in scoring, threes made and free throw percentage.
Rosen, who also won the Big 5 Scholar-Athlete award, is only the second Quaker since 1980 to win Big 5 Player of the Year.
Taking home Coach of the Year honors was Temples Fran Dunphy. La Salle had two representatives on the list, with Earl Pettis winning Most Improved Player and Jerrell Wright being named Rookie of the Year.
Here is a look at the Big 5's first and second teams.
Zack Rosen, Penn
Ramone Moore, Temple
Maalik Wayns, Villanova
Khalif Wyatt, Temple
Langston Galloway, Saint Josephs
Tyreek Duren, La Salle
Earl Pettis, La Salle
Carl Jones, Saint Josephs
Ramon Galloway, La Salle
C.J. Aiken, Saint Josephs
Juan Fernandez, Temple