March 23, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the All-Tournament Team for the 2010 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 23) NAIA national championship game help 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 that displays good sportsmanship throughout 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 Denison, general manager for Metro Sports.
Along with the all-tournament award recipients, the NAIA has announced its honorees as the 2009-10 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Year and the 2009-10 Rawlings-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coach of the Year.
2009-10 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball All-Tournament Team - March 23
Name / Institution
Nick Aldridge / Mountain State University (W. Va.)
Nate Brumfield / Oklahoma Baptist University
Xavier Dawson / Southern Polytechnic State University (Ga.)
A.J. Hawkins / Oklahoma Baptist University
Robert Jones / Robert Morris University (Ill.)
Dominique Johnson / Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)
Reggie Owens / Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)
Jasmine Rogers / Southern Polytechnic State University (Ga.)
Kevin Swinton / Oklahoma Baptist University
Jamel White / Texas Wesleyan University
Chuck Taylor Most Valuable Player: Nate Brumfield, Oklahoma Baptist University
Charles Stevenson Hustle Award: Jasmine Rogers, Southern Polytechnic State University (Ga.)
Dr. James Naismith-Emil S. Liston Sportsmanship Award: John Brown University (Ark.)
Charles A. Krigel Award: Clark Sheehy, Head Coach, John Brown University (Ark.)
Chuck Walden Memorial Trophy: Masters Transportation
Frank Cramer Award: John Denison, Metro Sports
2009-10 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Year: Nate Brumfield, Oklahoma Baptist University
2009-10 NABC-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Player of the Year: Nate Brumfield, Oklahoma Baptist University
2009-10 Rawlings-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coach of the Year: Doug Tolin, Oklahoma Baptist University
About the NAIA
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is the governing body for athletics programs at its nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission of the NAIA is to promote the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through intercollegiate athletics. The Association offers equitable access and opportunities for participation in its 23 national championship events held annually throughout the country.
Today, the NAIA strengthens its commitment to student-athletes and strives to enrich their college experience by supporting academic achievement and character development. NAIA Champions of Character is the association's innovative flagship program designed to instill character values in student-athletes, coaches and youth in the communities it serves.