By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Adding to his already lengthy list of postseason awards, senior guard Austin Schreck of Capital University Men's Basketball earned another one for his play this past season, this one via the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The NABC announced the 2019 NABC Coaches' Division III All-District teams on Wednesday and the organization's members named Schreck First Team All-Great Lakes District.
This honor for Schreck follows inclusion in the D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region First Team and All-Ohio Athletic Conference First Team. Schreck was also named the OAC Player of the Year and OAC Defensive Player of the Year and played his way onto the 2019 Resse's ® Division III College All-Star Game roster.
Schreck, a native of Erlanger, Ky., took his game to new heights in his final season for the Crusaders by establishing new career highs in points, rebounds, assists and steals while tying his career-best number of blocks. Schreck led the Crusaders with 489 points (16.9 ppg), 84 (2.9 apg) assists and 39 steals (1.3 spg). The guard finished second on the team with 181 total rebounds (6.2 rpg) and was second with 10 blocks.
One of the most consistent performers in the country, Schreck scored 20 or more points in 11 of Capital's 29 games and scored at least 15 points in 19 games. He failed to reach 10 points only twice. A devastating all-around player, Schreck was one of only two players in the OAC to place in the top 10 in points, rebounds and assists per game.
Schreck's play helped the Crusaders achieve one of the most successful seasons in program history as the team went 21-8 overall and 14-4 in the OAC to claim a share of the conference regular season title and the top seed in the OAC Tournament. Capital then qualified for the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the second round for the first time since 2011-12. The Crusaders were ranked in the D3hoops.com Top 25 for the first time since 2008-09 and were ranked six times.
Schreck is the first Capital player to be named First Team All-District by the NABC since Spencer Niekamp in 2013.