South San Francisco, CA March 28, 2016 by PacWest Conference Re-broadcast
IRVINE, Calif. – California Baptist junior Michael Smith earned two All-American honors this week. Smith was named to the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association Honorable Mention Team on Monday and the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-America Team on Tuesday.
Smith was the PacWest Player of the Year and a first-team All-PacWest selection. He also garnered first-team all-region honors from the D2CCA and NABC. He led the PacWest in scoring (20.6 ppg), and ranked third in field goal percentage (.566), and ninth in rebounding (6.9 rpg) and free throw percentage (.839). He was named the PacWest Championship MVP, leading the Lancers to the title while setting single-game (33) and tournament (92) scoring records. He was recently named to the Small College Basketball Bevo Francis Award Top 25 Watch List.
About the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association
The D2CCA encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link between conferences as they discuss views, policies, and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities. For more information about the D2CCA, visit the organization online here and follow the official D2CCA Twitter handle here.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest “Phog” Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.