Long Beach State opens the 2013-14 season November 9 against Hawaii Pacific.
James Ennis and Peter Pappageorge were honored along with the 2012-13 basketball season at a banquet on Wednesday night.
Monson wins third straight honor, while Ennis is third consecutive 49er to earn POY honors.
CSUN comes to the 'Mid 9-6 overall and 0-3 in the Big West.
Long Beach State has won the last four contests in San Luis Obispo.
2012-13 SEASON Became eligible in December in time for the UCLA game following a transfer from Loyola Marymount ... In his first season with LBSU, averaged 1.5 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.2 blocks per game ... Played in six games for LBSU, while making 37.5 percent of field goal attempts and 50.0 on free throw attempts ... Earned the Academic Excellence Award at the end of year basketball banquet.
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT Played two and a half seasons at Loyola Marymount playing in 37 games, while starting eight ... Averaged 4.2 points and 3.7 rebounds, while blocking 24 shots ... As a sophomore, played in 12 games (1 start) before leaving the team after the first semester ... Averaged 2.8 points and 3.6 rebounds, while making 53.3 percent of field goal attempts ... Played double-digit minutes in eight games, including three games with more than 20 minutes ... Had a season-high six points against Morgan State ... Ended Lion career with five points and seven rebounds against Vanguard ... Scored five points and grabbed six rebounds in a season-high 27 minutes against Middle Tennessee State ... Scored four points four times ... Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds against La Sierra ... As a redshirt freshman, averaged 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds while playing in 18 games a year after tearing ACL ... Scored season-high 10 points at Portland ... Grabbed five or more rebounds three times, including a season-high six against both Bradley and Saint Mary's ... Played in seven games as a true freshman before suffering a season-ending ACL injury ... Averaged 7.4 points and 6.1 rebounds ... Scored a career-high 12 points twice, at USC and at Tulsa ... Grabbed season-high nine boards at Tulsa, while also pulling down eight boards against Boise State, seven at Montana, six at USC, and five vs. North Dakota and UC Irvine.
HIGH SCHOOL Ranked as one of the top 100 centers in the country by ESPNU ... Earned all-conference honors after averaging a double-double as a senior at Compton HS ... Named all-league final three seasons at Compton, while claiming All-CIF honors as a junior and senior ... As a senior, led team to 24-6 record and a 12-0 mark in Moore League play ... Averaged 13.6 points and 12.9 rebounds per game ... Shot 85 percent (142-for-167) from the floor, including 6-of-10 from 3-point range ... Totaled 18 double-doubles, including nine straight to end the season ... Included in that stretch was a 12-point, 26-rebound performance in a 63-48 win over Long Beach Wilson ... Scored a career-high 28 points twice, against Harvard Westlake and Long Beach Jordan ... Also had a 25-point, 14-rebound performance in win over Roosevelt of Seattle ... High school coach was Tony Thomas.
MAJOR Single Subject Master's