Findlay Sweeps Division II Bulletin Awards
Release courtesy of the Division II Bulletin
BEAVERTON, Ore. — Fresh off a dramatic national
championship, the University of Findlay swept the 2009 Division II
Bulletin postseason honors, the publication announced today.
Senior Josh Bostic was named the 2009 Division II Bulletin Player of the Year. Bostic, who was the publication’s Preseason Player of the Year, scored 18.6 points and grabbed 6.2 rebounds per game for the Oilers. He was named the GLIAC Most Valuable Player after leading Findlay to the conference championship.
“Josh truly had an outstanding season and was the heart and soul of the best team in the country,” said DIIB editor Gary Rubin. “Individually, he was a dominant force all season long and is most deserving of this award.”
Division II Bulletin has selected a Player of the Year every season since 1992.
Bostic headlines the DIIB All-American team, where he was joined on the first team by USC Aiken’s Chris Commons, Southwest Baptist’s Matt Rogers, Cal Poly Pomona junior Larry Gordon and Northern State senior Kevin Rarzsch.
Findlay head coach Ron Niekamp was named the 2009 Molten/Division II Bulletin Coach of the Year. Niekamp led his Oilers to a perfect 36-0 record and the 2009 national title.
“An undefeated season is a tremendous achievement and Ron directed his team through ups and downs and did an outstanding job,” said Rubin. “His team will go down in history and he is to be congratulated on the program’s success.”
Niekamp, the GLIAC Coach of the Year as well, will receive the coveted Molten Gold Trophy Ball for his achievement.
Division II Bulletin is the leading publication covering Division II basketball. It is published by GSR Communications based in Beaverton, Ore.
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