Congratulations to the following NCAA DIII basketball players on their postseason awards from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
According to the NABC, Toomey is “a 6-1 guard from Greensboro, N.C., Toomey averaged 17.4 points and 4.7 rebounds with 153 assists, 43 steals and five blocks through 31 games this season. The junior has connected on 130-145 free throws for 90 percent while helping Amherst to a 29-2 won-lost record.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) player of the year, Toomey has been outstanding in the 2013 NCAA tournament, recording back-to-back 25-point games in second and third round victories.
He is already the ninth-leading scorer in program history with 1,400 points and last season set Amherst records for most free throws made with 182 and a 91 percent free throw shooting percentage. This season he twice tied his career high in scoring with 34 points against Colby and at Rhode island College.”
2013 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
- Chas Cross, UW-Platteville, 6-8, Junior, Center, Winnebago, Ill.
- John DiBartolomeo, Rochester, 6-0. Senior, Guard, Westport, Conn.
- Colton Hunt, Randolph, 6-2, Senior, Guard, Whittier, N.C.
- Chris Kearney, Catholic, 6-7, Senior, Forward/Center, Centrevile, Va.
- AJ Matthews, Farmingdale State, 7-1, Senior, Center/Forward, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Derek Raridon, North Central, 6-6, Senior, Guard/Forward, Plainfield, Ill.
- Aaron Toomey, Amherst, 6-1, Junior, Guard, Greensboro, N.C.
- Andy Winters, Ohio Wesleyan, 6-0, Senior, Guard, Columbus, Ohio
2013 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
- Tahrike Carter, Rhode Island College, 6-2, Senior, Guard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Brandon Givens, North Carolina Wesleyan, 6-6, Senior, Guard/Forward, Ruffin, S.C.
- Taylor Hall, Bethel, 6-8, Senior, Forward, Blaine, Minn.
- Spencer Niekamp, Capital, 6-6, Senior, Forward, St. Henry, Ohio
- Paul Reynolds, Wesley, 6-4, Senior, Forward, Wilmington, Del.
- Julian Strickland, Rose-Hulman, 6-3, Junior, Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.
- Stefan Thompson, Hobart, 5-10, Senior, Guard, Syracuse, N.Y.
- Tyrik Tucker, Old Westbury, 6-6, Junior, Guard/Forward, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2013 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
- Ben Eisenhardt, Whitman, 6-8, Junior, Forward, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
- Hayk Gyokchyan, Franklin and Marshall, 6-7, Junior, Forward, Beirut, Lebanon
- Jamar Harry, John Jay, 6-2, Junior, Guard/Forward, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Ian Jackson, Trine, 6-1, Senior, Guard, Indianapolis, Ind.
- Taylor Koth, Ripon, 6-2, Senior, Guard/Forward, Cedarburg, Wis.
- Kyle Schleigh, UT-Dallas, 6-6, Junior, Forward, Houston, Texas
- Will Tashman, MIT, 6-8, Senior, Forward, Atherton, Calif.
- Hayden Ward, SUNY-Oswego, 6-6, Senior, Forward, Montauk, N.Y.