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NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week — No. 8

January 31, 2017
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By: Spencer Scheve, Athletics Communications and Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bryan Beard of Oregon Tech has been named the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Beard was selected for his play during the week of Jan. 23 - 29 and was chosen out of the conference and Association of Independent Institutions award winners.

Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Bryan Beard, Oregon Tech
6-10, Sr., F, Pendleton, Ore.

• Beard posted 45 points, while leading the Owls to two victories and earned back-to-back career high games.
• Recorded 21 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Multnomah (Ore.), 106-85.
• Posted 24 points, 10 rebounds, one steal and one block in an overtime victory over Warner Pacific (Ore.), 98-80.
• Logged back-to-back double-doubles.
• Averaged 22.5 points and 10.5 rebounds throughout the week.

For a complete list of all the Division II Men’s Basketball statistical leaders, click here.

For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here.

Nominees: Demetrius Stanton, Indiana Southeast; Caleb Oetjen, Bethel (Ind.); Franky Teran, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Miles Robinson, Indiana Tech; Ty Hoglund, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.); Gerrard Newby, Union (Ky.); Grant Greenberg, Saint Mary (Kan.); Javoris Cooks, Thomas (Ga.); Jake Hagler, Jamestown (N.D.); Travon Brackett, Holy Cross (Ind.)

2016-17 Division II Men's Basketball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (November 30): Warren Hall, Warner (Fla.) 
Week 2 (December 7): Grant Greenberg, Saint Mary (Kan.) 
Week 3 (December 14): Daniel Woll, Huntington (Ind.) 
Week 4 (January 4): Warren Hall, Warner (Fla.) 
Week 5 (January 11): Grant Greenberg, Saint Mary (Kan.) 
Week 6 (January 18): Lane Mahurin, Indiana Wesleyan 
Week 7 (January 25): Jay Mayernik, Northwest Christian (Ore.) 
Week 8 (February 1): Bryan Beard, Oregon Tech