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Miller And Van Kalsbeek Earn Men’s National Honors

Northwesstern logoThe National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its 2013 Division II Men’s Basketball All-America teams and two Northwestern players, Ben Miller and Daniel Van Kalsbeek ¬†earned the postseason honor.

Miller, a senior from Volga, S.D., led the team in both scoring (18.5) and rebounding (8.8), earning first team accolades. Miller shot 54% from the field and ranked second in the GPAC with 159 assists. He posted 11 double-doubles this season and scored in double figures in all but one game. This is the third time Miller was named an All-American, earning honorable mention honors in 2011 and third team accolades in 2012.
Van Kalsbeek, a senior from Sheldon earned honorable mention All-American honors for the third time in his career (2010 and 2011). The senior ranked second on the team in scoring, averaging 13.8 points per game. Van Kalsbeek shot 54% from the field, averaged 4.8 rebounds and recorded a team-high 28 blocked shots. Van Kalsbeek scored in double figures in 26 of the Red Raiders 31 games.

Northwestern ended the season ranked fourth with a 24-7 overall record, losing in the first round of the national championship to Cal Maritime.

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