Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
For the third straight season, cornell is the champion of the Ivy league.
And for the 2nd time in 3 years, they can brag of having the best player in the conference.
In a unanimous vote by the league's coaches, Wittman earns the prestigious honor.
Louis Dale was player of the year in 2008.
Wittman led Cornell in scoring for the fourth straight year, averaging 17.5 points per game en route to becoming the program's all-time leading scorer and the Ivy League's all-time leading 3-point shooter.
Wittman says, " I actually called my mom to get the NCAA ticket stuff taken care of and she told me. So that's how I found out, you know and she congratulated me and stuff, which was nice."
For the third straight season he was named to the 1st team all ivy, and he's not alone on that squad.
Also on the first team for the third straight season is Lou Dale.
This year he averaged 11.9 points, 4.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds and shot 46 percent from the floor.
Dale is Cornell's career assists leader and sixth all-time leading scorer, and is the only Big Red player with 1,300 points, 400 rebounds, 400 assists and 100 steals in a career.
And this year the big Red boast a 3rd player on the first team, as Spencer Van-Etten grad Jeff Foote cracks the top 5.
The conference's leading field goal percentage shooter (.623) and rebounder (8.2) also ranked second in blocked shots (1.9). The 7-0 center averaged 12.3 points and 2.3 assists on the offensive end.
Foote says, " I was pretty excited about it. I think was more excited for my teammates Louis and Ryan, especially Ryan getting player of the year. He definitely deserved it and Louis definitely deserved first team. Just really happy all around for my teammates getting recognized."
He and Wittman were unanimous choices for the first team honor.
And for the second straight season, Foote was named the leagues defensive player of the year.