Moniak leads three Grizzlies on All-RMAC West Teams
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.ó The Adams State College menís basketball team placed three members, including first team selection Roman Moniak (Sacramento, Calif.), on the All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division squads that were announced by conference headquarters Thursday. Senior guard Greg Baker (Lewisville, Texas) and junior forward Wes Jensen (Molalla, Ore.) were tabbed as second team selections. Coach Larry Mortensenís squad had more players selected to the first and second teams than any of the other six RMAC West Division teams.
Moniak, a 6-foot-5 junior forward who came to ASC from Sheldon High School via San Joaquin Delta College, averaged 16.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while shooting a solid 51.6 percent from the field. Scoring 447 points in ASCís 28 games, Moniak scored more than any other Grizzly since 1998 and poured in 20 or more point in ten of the teamís last 16 games.
He finished the year ranked seventh in the RMAC scoring chase.
Baker, the teamís lone senior, was second on the team in scoring with an 11.5-point per game average. The 6-foot-4 North Lake Junior College and Lewisville High School products also led the team with 91 assists, a 3.25 per game average that ranks him ninth in the RMAC.
Jensen scored 11.4 points per game and led the squad with his 5.9 rebound per game average. He also drilled a RMAC-best 69 3-pointers throughout the year, breaking ASCís NCAA Division II (1992/93-Present) school record of 67 that was held by Ed Ash (1998-99). Jensen was the only Grizzly to start all 28 games this year. The Clackamas Community College transfer and Molalla High School graduate also led the team in blocked shots with 26 and ranks sixth in the RMAC in that category.
The Grizzlies finished the season with a 13-15 overall record and advanced to the RMAC Shootout for the third time in four years. They finished third in the RMAC West Division standings and sixth overall with a 10-9 conference mark.
Division Champion Fort Lewis placed Tim Bieri on the All-RMAC West Division squad. The junior forward was also the West Divisionís lone representative on the 5-man All-RMAC team. The Mesa State Mavericks had two first team selections in Andy Classick and Stephen Soriano but did not place any members on the second team. UC-Colorado Springs junior Patrick Hannaway, rounded out the First Team All-RMAC West contingent.
Fort Hays State senior guard Tyrone Shephard was named as the RMACís Player of the Year and highlights the First Team All-RMAC and First Team All-East Division squads. He was joined on the latter by his Tiger teammate Jeremy Atwater, named the conferenceís defensive player of the year. Nebraska-Kearneyís Dusty Jura, Colorado Christianís Brian Stamer and Metro Stateís Drew Williamson were also First Team All-RMAC and All-RMAC East selections.
Fort Hays Stateís Mark Johnson was named as the RMAC Coach of the Year while Colorado Mines guard Kyle Pape was named as the conferenceís freshman of the year.
All of the awards were decided by a vote of the conferenceís 14 head coaches.
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