Youngstown -- Junior forward Damian Eargle was named to the 2011-12 Preseason All-Horizon League Third-Team by Collegesportsmadness.com, the website announced on Monday.
Eargle, a 2011 Horizon League All-Newcomer Team selection, is the Penguins leading returning scorer after averaging 11.3 points per game last season.
The 6-foot-7 forward also led the Horizon League with 91 blocked shots and 3.0 blocks per game and ranked seventh with 6.0 rebounds per game and with a .516 field-goal percentage.
Eargle, who started 28 of 30 games, was at his best down the stretch. Over the last six games of the season, he averaged 19.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game and shot 63.3 percent (50-of-79) from the field.
The Penguins will hold its annual media day, Thursday, Oct. 13, at 12:05 p.m. and their first practice on Saturday, Oct. 15.
The Penguins open the 2011-12 season at Samford, Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m.