Andrew Fava, a 2016 graduate of Loyola Blakefield, won the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) basketball championship, Tuesday, with the Loyola University-New Orleans.

Loyola defeated Talladega (AL), 71-56, in Kansas City to capture its first NAIA crown since 1945. Fava went to Loyola as a graduate transfer, prior to the 2020-21 season, from the University of Florida, where he was twice named to the All-SEC Academic Honor Roll.

During his first year in the Big Easy, he started all 21 games, averaging 29.5 points per game, as well as 11.1 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals. This year, he started all 38 games for the Wolfpack, averaging 9.5 points per game.

At Blakefield, he was a team captain his senior year and a two-time Baltimore Catholic League Honorable Mention pick.