Madison, Schwab Named to All-National Tournament Team
Oskaloosa–Kelly Madison (Jr., Des Moines, Iowa, Physical Education) and Alec Schwab (Jr., Peru, Ill., Business Management) were amazing in last week’s NAIA Division II National Championship games and for their efforts they were named to the all-championship team.
The juniors, who were two of 11 players picked, were integral in #27 seed William Penn’s magical push to the quarterfinals, defeating #6 seed Dordt (118-116 in 2OT) and #11 St. Thomas (Fla.) (106-83) before falling to #19 Robert Morris (Ill.) (79-78). The Statesmen ended the year with a 24-10 mark (9-3 MCC), winners of ten of their last 11 games.
Jordan Weidner of national champion Indiana Wesleyan was named the Championship’s Most Outstanding Player.
Schwab, highlighted by a 42-point showing against St. Thomas, averaged 30.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. He also had nine steals and two assists and shot 46% from the field (42% 3-PT). His largest contributions came at the free-throw line, though, hitting 87% of his tries (34-for-39).
Madison averaged 28.7 points per outing, including a 38-point effort versus Dordt. He also averaged 4.0 rebounds with nine assists and seven steals. The junior shot 49% from the floor (48% 3-PT) and scored 23 points from the charity stripe.
It is the second year in a row that WPU has had two players on the all-championship team as Brandon Beasley and Keith Steffeck were both recognized last year.
2014 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball All-Championship Team:
Joe Mitchell-Friends (Kan.)
Dwayne Johnson-Southeastern (Fla.)
Tim Mitchell-Southeastern (Fla.)
Dominez Burnett-Davenport (Mich.)
RJ Mahurin-Indiana Wesleyan
Ben Imig-Midland (Neb.)
Galen Gullie-Midland (Neb.)
Jarrell Turner-Robert Morris (Ill.)
Alec Schwab-William Penn
Kelly Madison-William Penn
2014 Championship Most Outstanding Player: Jordan Weidner, Indiana Wesleyan
Other awards included:
NABC/NAIA Division II Coach of the Year: Greg Tonagel, Indiana Wesleyan
Rawlings-NAIA Division II National Coach of the Year: Todd Eisner, Midland
Championship Hustle Award: Lane Mahurin, Indiana Wesleyan
Dr. James Naismith/Emil Liston Team Sportsmanship Award: Indiana Wesleyan