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Men's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 27, 2013

For the second-straight year, Briar Cliff senior Jake Shipley has been named a first team all-conference selection.  A year after being named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year, Shipley led the Chargers and was fifth in the league in scoring with an average of 16.4 ppg.  Classmate Taylor Murren also drew league praise, earning a spot on this year's second unit.   

Shipley was also third on the team in rebounding (5.0 rpg) and steals (24).  He sported the sixth best free-throw percentage in the nation, hitting on 85.8 percent of his attempts. Shipley netted 32 points in a single game against Northwestern.  The State Center, Iowa native nailed his 1,000th career point in the beginning of the 2012-13 campaign.

Murren claimed a second-team roster spot after earning first-team accolades a year ago.  Murren, a senior from Wahoo, Neb., played a vital role in the Charger starting-five this season. He was second on the team in scoring, averaging 13.4 ppg and he led the team with 82 three-pointers (second in the GPAC) and 34 steals.  He was also second on the team with 61 assists.  During this year's Holiday Classic, hosted by Morningside, he knocked down a two-game total of 19 three-pointers, including a school record 10 threes and a career-high 34 points in a win over Friends.

The Briar Cliff men closed the 2012-13 season with a GPAC Quarterfinal loss to eventual postseason champion Dordt. The Cliff finished the year with an overall record of 19-12.  In league play, they were 10-10 and finished seventh.
 

2012-13 GPAC Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams

First Team (10 Members, Listed Alphabetically by Last Name):

Name

School

Height

Year

Position

Hometown

Ben Miller*

Northwestern

6-6

Senior

G

Volga, S.D.

Brady Lollman

Hastings

6-2

Junior

G

Norfolk, Nebraska

James Parrott

Midland

6-2

Senior

G

Omaha, Nebraska

Nick Reed

Doane

6-4

Junior

G

Syracuse, Nebraska

Danny Rudeen

Morningside

6-3

Junior

G

Sioux City, Iowa

Jake Shipley

Briar Cliff

6-8

Senior

G

State Center, Iowa

Daniel Van Kalsbeek

Northwestern

6-6

Senior

P

Hospers, Iowa

Jalen Voss

Dakota Wesleyan

6-7

Sophomore

F

Worthington, Minnesota

Cliff Warner

Dordt

5-11

Senior

G

Altoona, Iowa

Trevor Wolterstorff

Dordt

6-4

Senior

G

Sioux Center, Iowa

*GPAC Player-of-the-Year

Second Team (10 Members, Listed Alphabetically by Last Name):

Name

School

Height

Year

Position

Hometown

Dane Bacon

Hastings

6-2

Senior

G

Kearney, Nebraska

Connor Beranek

Doane

6-6

Freshman

F

Ravenna, Nebraska

Dylan Flinn

Hastings

6-7

Junior

P

Lincoln, Nebraska

Eric Jackson

NebraskaWesleyan

6-2

Junior

G

Lincoln, Nebraska

Zack Leeper

Northwestern

6-4

Junior

G

Adair, Iowa

Trent Miller

Morningside

6-1

Senior

G

Gretna, Nebraska

Taylor Murren

Briar Cliff

6-1

Senior

G

Wahoo, Nebraska

Shavontae Samuels

Doane

6-0

Senior

G

Chicago, Illinois

Jerome Vaughn

Midland

6-3

Senior

F

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jordan Vogel

Dordt

6-7

Senior

F

Rock Valley, Iowa

Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Player-of-the-Year- Ben Miller, Northwestern

GPAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year- Trent Miller, Morningside

GPAC Freshmen-of-the-Year- Connor Beranek, Doane

Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Coach-of-the-Year- Kris Korver, Northwestern

Honorable Mention

Concordia- Porter Birtell, Beau Smith
Dakota Wesleyan – Mike Lee, Aireus Stephenson
Doane – Jens Scholl
Dordt- Austin Katje, Chris Sievers, Kyle Lindbergh
Midland – Ben Imig, Galen Gullie
Morningside- Tanner Miller, Kyle Nikkel
Mount Marty – Joe Hieb
Nebraska Wesleyan- Trevor Johnson, Tim Schweitzer
Northwestern – Stu Goslinga, Josh Vander Plaats

 
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