The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today its 2013 All-District Men’s Basketball Teams, which recognize the best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division and are selected by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III. Senior Wes Nordquist was named to the Second Team, marking the second straight time he earned such recognition.
The honor is another on the list of postseason accolades for Nordquist following his final collegiate campaign. Earlier in the month, he was named a First Team All-Iowa Conference performer for the third straight season, was a Second Team All-Region selection by D3hoops.com, named a finalist for the prestigious Jostens Trophy and was listed among the eight finalists for the fan vote to determine the last two spots into the third annual Division III All-Star game.
Nordquist averaged 17.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game for Buena Vista, which finished 19-7 overall (11-3 IIAC) and captured a share of its 11th IIAC regular season title.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, Mo., the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.
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