SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Babson College Men’s Basketball team, including 2016 Immaculata High School graduate Julian Alexis, continues to receive accolades for winning the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championship, capping off a 31-2 season.

Babson, a four-year school in Massachusetts, defeated Augustana 79-78 on March 18 at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia, after a surprise victory over Whitman College in the Final Four. The Beavers rallied from a 25-point deficit to earn a win over top-ranked and previously unbeaten Whitman.

Alexis was a standout at Immaculata, earning Second Team All-Somerset County honors for his performance during the 2015-16 season.

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The 6’3” freshman guard was a bench player during Babson’s championship season, averaging 4.5 minutes per game, scoring an average of 1.6 points.

"The Babson community is proud to celebrate and congratulate the Babson men's basketball team—the new NCAA Division III National Champions," said Babson President Kerry Healey. "It has been an incredible season for the Beavers and we are thrilled to see hard work, dedication and talent rewarded with a national title - the first for Babson men's basketball.

“This team is made up of impressive scholar athletes who are leaders both on and off the court, and we are so excited to celebrate this achievement with our entire campus community," she added during a presentation ceremony on May 10.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker presented the team with a proclamation on Tuesday, May 10 at the Statehouse in Boston.