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Kahron Ross

School

Lehigh

Position
Guard
Major
Theatre

Classroom

Kahn Ross is a theatre major at prestigious Lehigh University, which is ranked 46th in U.S. News and World Reports’ Best Colleges and is ranked as the 59th hardest college in America to get into (a ranking based on acceptance rates and SAT/ACT scores using data from the U.S. Department of Education). He is on track to graduate on time in May.

Character

As a starting point guard from day one, Ross has been a steady leader for the Mountain Hawks. This season, he was named co-captain, looking to lead a young team back to prominence. Ross has helped lead Lehigh to two straight Patriot League Championship Games for the first two in school history. Ross was also named a captain his sophomore year, a season which ended with a home game in the league title game against Holy Cross. The Mountain Hawks began the season with an 0-7 record, but Ross helped keep the team together and it paid off as Lehigh had an 11-game winning streak bridging the end of the regular season and beginning of the Patriot League Tournament.

Community

Ross has given back to the community through a number of Lehigh Athletics and Lehigh men’s basketball initiatives. Ross has taken part in the Reading Rocks program at local Donegan Elementary School. With Reading Rocks, the whole team spends approximately one hour with the students, helping them read before getting to know the youngsters through playing games and other activities. In addition, Ross has been part of Adopt-A-Family where the Mountain Hawks provide a holiday for a local underprivileged family. The process includes shopping for gifts, wrapping them and delivering them in early December.

Ross has also attended a number of school visits around Bethlehem with the Lehigh men’s basketball team. The Mountain Hawks have been involved with the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) Stay in to Win program. Ross and the Mountain Hawks speak to the students about five keys to success: stay in school and graduate, create a success team and success plan, learn and practice decision-making skills, improve academic performance and focus on personal development.

This summer, Ross traveled to China as part of the Athletes in Action tour.

Competition

Ross has been named All-Patriot League following each of his first three seasons. He was named the league’s Rookie of the Year as a freshman, while garnering third team All-League as well. He was then named to the first team as a sophomore and second team as a junior. Ross has started from day one at point guard, helping lead the program to two consecutive Patriot League Championship Games. On December 9, Ross became Lehigh’s career leader for assists, and he’s also now just 18 assists from breaking the Patriot League career mark. Ross is already Lehigh’s record-holder for assists in a season with 194 as a sophomore.

As a freshman, Ross was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week five times. Ross won Lehigh Athletics’ J.D. Nolan Award, presented to the outstanding first-year male student-athlete. Ross entered his senior season needing just 27 points for 1,000 in his career. Entering this season, his 533 career assists stand No. 3 in the nation among active players.

Among Ross’ career highlights was a school record 14 assists in his freshman season at Arizona State, leading the Mountain Hawks to a thrilling triple overtime victory against the Sun Devils. He hit a clutch jumper with less than 10 seconds remaining in the second overtime to force a third OT period. In Ross’ tenure, he’s led Lehigh to three wins over power conference schools: DePaul, Arizona State and Mississippi State.