Notre Dame's Luke Harangody continues to make history.
The 6-foot-8 senior forward was named to the All-Big East first team for a third straight time Sunday. He is one of 11 Big East players to receive the honor three times, and he is the first Irish player to make the first team three times.
Harangody returned from a bone bruise on his right knee Saturday in a 63-60 overtime win at Marquette. He had five points and two rebounds in 11 minutes coming off the bench.
Harangody will also come off the bench when the Big East tournament starts in New York this week.
"He's working himself back into it," Notre Dame coach Mike Brey told reporters Saturday. "He obviously has got to get into game shape. It's a chance for a group that's playing well to get better. (To) keep bringing him off in that role gives us a great lift."
Harangody, who is third all-timing in the Big East in scoring (1,329 points) and second in rebounding (662), will have a little extra time to get in shape for the league tournament.
Notre Dame (21-10, 10-8) is the seventh seed in the tournament thanks to its four-game winning streak to close the regular season, and the Irish will play at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Notre Dame will face the winner of Tuesday's 7 p.m. game between 10th-seeded Seton Hall and 15th-seeded Providence.
Harangody was the only repeat first-team selection from last season, and he was joined by Villanova's Scottie Reynolds – the only unanimous selection – Georgetown's Greg Monroe, South Florida's Dominique James, Syracuse's Wes Johnson and West Virginia's Da'Sean Butler.
Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis was named to the honorable mention team. The junior forward averaged 18.2 points and 5.7 rebounds in Big East games.
ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM
Greg Monroe, Georgetown, C, So., 6-11, 247, New Orleans, La.
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, F, Sr., 6-8, 255, Schererville
Dominique Jones, USF, G, Jr., 6-4, 205, Lake Wales, Fla.
Wes Johnson, Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-7, 205, Corsicana, Texas
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, G, Sr., 6-2, 190, Herndon, Va. *
Da'Sean Butler, West Virginia, F, Sr., 6-7, 225, Newark, N.J.
* unanimous selection
ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM
Austin Freeman, Georgetown, G, Jr., 6-4, 237, Mitchelville, Md.
Lazar Hayward, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-6, 225, Buffalo, N.Y.
Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, So., 6-2, 190, Scotch Plains, N.J.
Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall, G, Jr., 6-5, 185, Bronx, N.Y.
Andy Rautins, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-5, 195, Jamesville, N.Y.
ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM
Jerome Dyson, Connecticut, G, Sr., 6-3, 190, Potomac, Md.
Kemba Walker, Connecticut, G, So., 6-1, 172, Bronx, N.Y.
Samardo Samuels, Louisville, F, So., 6-9, 260, Trelawny, Jamaica
Corey Fisher, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-1, 200, Bronx, N.Y.
Devin Ebanks, West Virginia, F, So., 6-9, 210, Long Island City, N.Y.
BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION
Jimmy Butler, Marquette, F, Jr., 6-6, 215, Tomball, Texas
Tim Abromaitis, Notre Dame, F, Jr., 6-8, 232, Unionville, Conn.
Jamine Peterson, Providence, F, So., 6-6, 230, Brooklyn, N.Y.
BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Lance Stephenson, Cincinnati, G, Fr., 6-5, 210, Brooklyn, N.Y. *
Alex Oriakhi, Connecticut, F/C, Fr., 6-9, 240, Lowell, Mass.
Vincent Council, Providence, G, Fr., 6-2, 180, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dane Miller, Rutgers, F, Fr., 6-7, 210, Henrietta, N.Y. *
Brandon Triche, Syracuse, G, Fr., 6-4, 198, Jamesville, N.Y.
Maalik Wayns, Villanova, G, Fr., 6-1, 185, Philadelphia, Pa.
* unanimous selection