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2009 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball All-Tournament and Tournament Awards Announced

March 25, 2009
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March 25, 2009

 

Kansas City, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the All-Tournament Team for the 2009 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 24) NAIA national championship game held at Municipal Auditorium.

 

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 Artie (Zeke) Long.

 

Along with the All-Tournament award recipients, the NAIA has announced its honorees as the 2008-09 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and the 2008-09 Rawlings-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year.

 

2008-09 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball All-Tournament Team – March 25

 

NAME                                                     INSTITUTION

Chris Berry                                            Texas Wesleyan University

Reggie Bunch                                      Robert Morris College (Mo.)

Danny Hawkins                                   MidAmerica Nazarene University (Kan.)

Christian Lewis                                   Columbia College (Mo.)

Kenny Page                                          Robert Morris College (Ill.)

Eric Palm                                              McKendree University (Ill.)

Geoff Payne                                          Westminster College (Utah)

Nate Richardson                                 Rocky Mountain College (Mont.)

Chase Sukut                                        Rocky Mountain College (Mont.)
Devin Uskoski                                      Rocky Mountain College (Mont.)

 

Chuck Taylor Most Valuable Player: Devin Uskoski, Rocky Mountain College (Mont.)

 

Charles Stevenson Hustle Award: Nate Richardson, Rocky Mountain College (Mont.)

 

Dr. James Naismith-Emil S. Liston Sportsmanship Award: Columbia College (Mo.)

 

Charles A. Krigel Award: Bob Burchard, Columbia College (Mo.)

 

Chuck Walden Memorial Trophy: Polsinelli Shughart PC

 

Frank Cramer Award: Artie (Zeke) Long

 

2008-09 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Year: Geoff Payne, Westminster College (Utah)

 

2008-09 NABC-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Year: Geoff Payne, Westminster College (Utah)

 

2008-09 Rawlings-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year: Bill Dreikosen, Rocky Mountain College (Mont.)