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2008 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball All-American Teams

March 18, 2008

Kansas City, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released its 2008 Division II Men's Basketball All-Americans and Ryan Fiegi (Oregon Tech), a 6-7 senior from Medford, Ore. earned NAIA Player-of-the-Year honors. Fiegi averaged nearly 20 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists this season for the Hustlin' Owls. The senior has helped lead Oregon Tech to the championship game at the 2008 NAIA D-II National Tournament.

Fiegi is joined on the first team by Chad Schuiteman (Northwestern, Iowa) , who earned first team honors for the third straight year. Ben Falkenberg (Mt. Vernon Nazarene-Ohio),  Adam Hepker (MidAmerica Nazarene-Kan.) and Scott O'Gallagher (Warner Pacific-Ore.) are the other repeat first team selections.

2008 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball All-Americans

       

1st Team

         

Name

School

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

Hometown

Preston Broughton

Dakota Wesleyan University (SD)

F

Jr.

6'5"

Corsica, SD

*Ben Falkenberg

Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (OH)

G

Jr.

5'11"

Wadsworth, OH

#Ryan Fiegi

Oregon Institute of Technology

G

Sr.

6'7"

Medford, OR

Danny Hawkins

MidAmerica Nazarene University (KS)

P

Jr.

6'6"

Platte City, MO

*Adam Hepker

MidAmerica Nazarene University (KS)

G

Sr.

6'1"

Maquoketa, IA

*Scott O'Gallagher

Warner Pacific College (OR)

G

Sr.

6'2"

Gresham, OR

Jerome Pierce

Notre Dame College (OH)

G

Sr.

5'8"

Toledo, OH

*Chad Schuiteman

Northwestern College (IA)

F

Sr.

6'6"

Sioux Center, IA

Doug Sheckler

Huntington University (IN)

F

Sr.

6'6"

Columbia City, IN

DeSean White

Northwood University (FL)

F

Jr.

6'7"

Philadelphia, PA

           

*Repeat 1st Team All-American Selection from 2007

       

#2008 NAIA Division II National Player of the Year

       
           

2nd Team

         

Name

School

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

Hometown

Daniel Bandy

College of the Ozarks (MO)

G

Sr.

5'10"

Memphis, TN

DeMonte Bynum

Clarke College (IA)

G

Sr.

6'0"

Milwaukee, WI

Jackson Capel

Evangel University (MO)

G

Jr.

6'3"

Erlanger, KY

Mark Carollo

Eastern Oregon University

F

Sr.

6'5"

Hermiston, OR

Brett Humpal

Iowa Wesleyan College

F

Jr.

6'4"

Decorah, IA

Jack Rother

Morningside College (IA)

G

Sr.

6'3"

Wolbach, NE

Klaye Rowe

Bellevue University (NE)

F

Sr.

6'5"

Papillion, NE

Curt Schilling

Northwestern College (IA)

G

Sr.

6'4"

Ellsworth, MN

William Walker

Bethel College (IN)

F

Jr.

6'6"

Michigan City, IN

Brandon Weems

Walsh University ( OH)

G

Sr.

5'10"

Akron, OH

           

3rd Team

         

Name

School

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

Hometown

David Birch

Ottawa University (KS)

G

Jr.

6'1"

Olathe, KS

Torrington Cox

King College (TN)

F

Sr.

6'7"

Inagua, Bahamas

Tyler DeBord

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL)

F

Jr.

6'5"

St. Cloud, FL

Jake Holen

Jamestown College (ND)

G

Sr.

6'3"

LaMoure, ND

Pedja Lazic

Aquinas College (MI)

F

Jr.

6'6"

Kentwood, MI

Nate Menefee

Evergreen State College (WA)

G

So.

5'10"

Lacey, WA

DeWayne Robinson

Judson College (IL)

G

Jr.

6'3"

Memphis, TN

Tramaine Stevens

Florida Memorial University

F

Sr.

6'4"

Miami, FL

Dan Van Dyke

Benedictine College (KS)

P

Sr.

6'8"

Shawnee, KS

Chivas Whipple

Point Park University (PA)

G

Sr.

6'0"

Youngstown, OH

           

Honorable Mention

         

Name

School

       

John Lierman

Aquinas College (MI)

       

John Gray

Bellevue University (NE)

       

Coryon Ross

Bluefield College (VA)

       

Neil Rohe

Briar Cliff University (IA)

       

Tom Radtke

Calumet College (IL)

       

Trey Triplett

Cardinal Stritch University (WI)

       

Ryan Short

Cedarville University (OH)

       

Anthony Love

Central Methodist University (MO)

       

Josh Owen

College of Idaho

       

Matt Kingshott

Cornerstone University (MI)

       

Joe Backus

Dakota State University (SD)

       

Dane Cruz

Doane College (NE)

       

Adam Chavis

Dominican University (CA)

       

Todd Simon

Evangel University (MO)

       

Justin Rone

Friends University (KS)

       

Errick McCullum II

Goshen College (IN)

       

Marcus Moore

Grace College (IN)

       

Eric Gaff

Grace College (IN)

       

Pat Hoberg

Grand View College (IA)

       

Josh Dozier

Holy Names University (CA)

       

Antonio Murrell

Indiana Wesleyan Univeristy

       

Craig Bryant

Indiana University-Southeast

       

Kyle Iverson

Jamestown College (ND)

       

Eric Daniels

Johnson & Wales University (CO)

       

Trey Sims

Kansas Wesleyan University

       

Ernie Norman

Lindenwood University (MO)

       

D.J. Bridges

Madonna University (MI)

       

Charles Calligan

University of Maine at Machias

       

Tyler Renner

Malone College (OH)

       

Marques Benjamin

Mayville State University (ND)

       

Jeff Barnes

Milligan College (TN)

       

Matt Witwer

Minot State University (ND)

       

Curtis Kilgore

Mount Mercy College (IA)

       

Marvin Owens

Northwood University (FL)

       

Brian Busch

Ohio Dominican College

       

Steve Briggs

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

       

Phil McClintock

Ottawa University (KS)

       

Eze Andrews

Savannah College of Art & Design (GA)

       

Brian Champine

Siena Heights University (MI)

       

Mike Steinau

St. Francis University (IN)

       

Chad Reynolds

Taylor University (IN)

       

Kurt Gruppen

Trinity Christian College (IL)

       

Akeem Price

Virginia Intermont College