Penn's Rosen named Big 5 player of year

Penn senior guard Zack Rosen was named Big 5 player of the year and scholar-athlete of the year.

La Salle’s Earl Pettis was most improved player and Jerrell Wright was rookie of the year. Temple’s Fran Dunphy was picked coach of the year and his Owls were named team of the year.

Joining Rosen on the All-Big 5 first team are: Ramone Moore (Temple), Maalik Wayns (Villanova), Khalif Wyatt (Temple) and Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph’s).

On the second team are: La Salle’s Tyreek Duren, Pettis and Ramon Galloway, Saint Joseph’s Carl Jones and C.J. Aiken and Temple’s Juan Fernandez.

Temple’s Shea Peddy was selected women’s player of the year for the second consecutive year. Villanova’s Harry Perretta was named coach of the year. Temple’s Victoria Macaulay was named most improved and Penn’s Kara Bonenberger was rookie of year and Jess Knapp received the sportsmanship award.

Joining Peddy on the first team are: Alyssa Baron (Penn), Laura Sweeney (Villanova), Brittany Wilson (La Salle) and Michelle Baker (Saint Joseph’s). On the second team are: Macauley, Kristen McCarthy (Temple), Alexis Scott (La Salle), Lauren Burford (Villanova) and Kelly Cavallo (Saint Joseph’s).