Amsbaugh earns NABC, D3hoops.com accolades

Sam Amsbaugh
Sam Amsbaugh

INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Simpson's Sam Amsbaugh added to his growing collection of awards last week when he earned all-district honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and all-region honors from D3hoops.com.

Amsbaugh landed second team recognition from both outlets, becoming the first player in school history to be named to the D3hoops.com All-West Region team. The senior forward became just the third Iowa Conference Most Valuable Player in school history earlier this month when he earned co-MVP honors.

2017-18 NABC Division III All-District Teams | 2017-18 D3hoops.com All-Region Team

The 6-foot-5 senior forward from Sheffield, Iowa averaged 19.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in 2017-18, leading the team in all three categories. The three-time First Team All-IIAC performer accumulated six double-doubles throughout the season and reached double figures in scoring in 24 of 25 games.

Amsbaugh closed his career eighth in school history in both scoring (1,489) and rebounding (580) and first with seven 30-point games. He is just the eighth player in school history to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.

NABC All-West District Teams
First Team
CD Douglas, Minn.-Morris
Ryan Garver, Nebraska Wesleyan
Collin Olmscheid, Augsburg
Kyle Roach, Whitworth (District Player of the Year)
Josh Ruggles, Loras
Michael Scarlett, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Second Team
Tim Howell, Whitman
Tyler Weiss, St. John's (MN)
Joey Hewitt, Whitman
Sam Amsbaugh, Simpson
Kevin Grow, Carleton

Coach of the Year: Eric Bridgeland, Whitman

D3hoops.com All-West Region Teams
First Team
CD Douglas, Minn.-Morris
Kyle Roach, Whitworth
Michael Scarlett, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Kevin Grow, Carleton
Collin Olmscheid, Augsburg (Region Player of the Year)

Second Team
Tim Howell, Whitman
Josh Ruggles, Loras
Jimmy Wohrer, Puget Sound
Sam Amsbaugh, Simpson
Ryan Garver, Nebraska Wesleyan

Third Team
TJ Lake, Dubuque
Joey Hewitt, Whitman
Nate Schimonitz, Nebraska Wesleyan
Austin DeWitz, Occidental
Sam Gabbard, UC Santa Cruz
Tyler Weiss, St. John's (MN)

Coach of the Year: Dale Wellman, Nebraska Wesleyan
Rookie of the Year: Dempsey Roggenbuck, Linfield