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Tim Abromaitis

School

Notre Dame

Position
Forward
Major
Finance/MBA
PPG
14.0
RPG
7.0
APG
2.5

Classroom

Abromaitas graduated with a 3.73 GPA in Finance from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in the spring of 2010. He was a member of the Dean’s List three times. Abromaitas also earned his MBA in an 11-month intensified program and is believed to have been one of the youngest individuals to ever enroll in the program. Currently, he is enrolled as a non-degree seeking graduate student. Abromaitas has been named the Big East Men’s Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year each of the last two seasons, he was named the recipient of the Big East Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence in both 2010 and ’11 and he’s a three-time member of the Big East all-academic team. Additionally, Abromaitas has been named a first-team Capital One Academic All-American in each of the last two years and was also a member of the District V all-academic team and was also named recipient of the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award in 2010 and ’11. During the summer of 2011, he interned in Notre Dame’s investment office.

Character

As a fifth-year senior, Abromaitas was named captain of the team for the second consecutive season and is one of just 19 players in program history to serve as a captain for more than one season. He has the ultimate respect of his teammates, coaches and the entire Notre Dame community as the consummate student-athlete who has excelled in both arenas. Abromaitas is an unselfish individual who has worked hard to improve his game for the overall benefit of the program.

Community

Abromaitas has participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Institute Academy at Notre Dame from 2009-11.  He twice participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk (Sept. 2009 and 2010) and Buddy Walk for the National Down Syndrome Society in Oct. 2010. He also took part in the Stand with Sudan initiative in Dec. 2010, a collaboration between student government and the men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse teams to raise awareness of ongoing strife in Sudan. This past summer, Abromaitas was one of several student-athletes who participated in Irish Experience camp, a multi-sport and life skills development program for underprivileged youth in the South Bend/Michiana area designed to embody the five “pillars of success” of the Notre Dame Department of Athletics — Excellence, Education, Tradition, Faith and Community. The program was designed to give children in the community the ability to visit the Notre Dame campus and to have their talents and abilities nurtured and developed.

Competition

As a junior, Abromaitas earned third-team All-Big East honors after averaging 15.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He became the 51st player in Notre Dame history to score 1,000 career points and over the course of the last two years has scored 1,089 points for a 16.3 average. As a sophomore, Abromaitas earned Big East honorable-mention honors after averaging 16.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. He has been a member of three NCAA tournament teams.