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2008 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball All-Tournament and Tournament Awards Announced

March 26, 2008
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March 26, 2008

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the All-Tournament Team for the 2008 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship. The 10-member team, which includes the tournament Most Valuable Player, was announced shortly after the conclusion of Tuesday's (March 25) NAIA national championship game.

Also listed as part of the All-Tournament Team are the winners of the Charles Stevenson Hustle Award, presented to the player exhibiting the greatest determination and hustle throughout the tournament, and the Dr. James Naismith-Emil S. Liston Sportsmanship Award, given to the team to display the most sportsmanship during its play at the national tournament. The Charles A. Krigel Award is presented to the coach of the squad that earns the Naismith-Liston Sportsmanship Award, while the Chuck Walden Trophy is presented to the honorary coaches of the national championship squad.

The Frank Cramer Award, which is presented annually to the person or persons who has done the most for the NAIA Basketball Championship for a period of years, was given to John Kornitzer of Buffalo Funds.

Along with the All-Tournament award recipients, the NAIA has announced its honorees as the 2007-08 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Year and the 2007-08 Rawlings-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coach of the Year.

2007-08 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball All-Tournament Team - March 25
NAME                                 SCHOOL
Ollie Bailey                        Oklahoma City
Gordon "Gus" Chase      Georgetown (Ky.)
Nestor Colmenares        Campbellsville (Ky.)
Josh Helton                      Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.)
Willie Irick                          Oklahoma City
Jarvis Jackson                 Mountain State (W.Va.)
Othyus Jeffers                  Robert Morris (Ill.)
Bubba Long                      Campbellsville (Ky.)
James Spencer               Mountain State (W.Va.)

Chuck Taylor Most Valuable Player - Kameron Gray, Oklahoma City

Charles Stevenson Hustle Award - Eric Palm, McKendree (Ill.)

Dr. James Naismith-Emil S. Liston Sportsmanship Award - Campbellsville (Ky.)

Charles A. Krigel Award - Keith Adkins, Campbellsville (Ky.)

Chuck Walden Memorial Trophy - Kansas City Life Insurance Company

Frank Cramer Award - John Kornitzer, Buffalo Funds

2007-08 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Year - Ollie Bailey, Oklahoma City

2007-08 Rawlings-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coach of the Year - Ray Harper, Oklahoma City