University of Findlay’s Greg Kahlig Named 2014 GLIAC Men’s Basketball “Player of the Year”

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Mar. 4, 2014 - For immediate release

    BAY CITY, Mich. - University of Findlay senior forward Greg Kahlig (Fort Recovery, Ohio / Fort Recovery) was named the 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) men's basketball "Player of the Year" in voting conducted by the league's head coaches. Saginaw Valley State University forward C.J. Turnage (Milan, Mich. / Milan) was tabbed  "Freshman of the Year" while Lake Superior State University's Steve Hettinga was named "Coach of the Year" by his peers.

    Kahlig has led the Oilers to a 21-5 record this season and is leading the GLIAC in scoring at 23.9 points per game.  He has been named the South Division "Player of the Week" five times this year and sports averages of 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.  The Ft. Recovery, Ohio native ranks sixth nationally in points per game and has posted two 40-point outings this year.  His 537 points scored in GLIAC games this year is also the second highest mark in league history.  Kahlig has poured in 1,762 points during his career with the Oilers, the seventh highest total in school history.
 
    Turnage had a breakout freshman campaign for the Cardinals in 2013-14.  The 6-5 forward led the team with 16.9 points per game in 22 games played, posting a GLIAC-best field goal percentage of 64.2%.  His points-per-game average ranked ninth in the league and is the most for the SVSU men since the 2008-09 season.  C.J. grabbed 5.5 rebounds per contest as well, which led the Cards for the season.  Turnage turned in eight 20-plus point performances, including a career-high 27 points in games at Northern Michigan (2/13) and at home versus Northwood (2/27).

    Hettinga, in his seventh season as head coach at LSSU, was named GLIAC "Coach of the Year" after leading the Lakers to a 26-4 overall record and the 2014 GLIAC Championship. The 2013-14 Lakers have the second-most wins in school history and have won the outright conference title for the first time since 1978. The LSSU mentor became the school's all-time wins leader in men's basketball on Jan. 25 and he heads into the GLIAC Tournament win a LSSU career record of 116-83. He also led the Lakers to a North Division title in 2008-09. Four starters returned from last year's 16-13 squad that upset two opponents on its way to reaching the GLIAC Tournament championship game against Findlay. The Lakers, who were 18-4 in league play this season, got off to a 16-1 start and posted an impressive 12-2 road record.

     A complete list of the 2014 All-GLIAC Basketball teams can be found below:

2014 GLIAC Men's Basketball Postseason Awards & All-Conference Teams

Player of the Year: 
Greg Kahlig - University of Findlay (Sr./F/Ft. Recovery, Ohio)

Freshman of the Year:
C.J. Turnage - Saginaw Valley State University (Fr./F/Milwaukee, Wis./Dominican)

Coach of the Year:
Steve Hettinga - Lake Superior State University

All-GLIAC First-Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/Previous School

Austin Armga

Michigan Technological University

Sr.

G

Waupun, Wis.

Derek Billing

Lake Superior State University

Sr.

G

Anna, Ohio

Tim Dezelski

Hillsdale College

Sr.

F

Northville, Mich. / Detroit Catholic Central

Isiah Elliott

Malone University

Sr.

G

Canton, Ohio / Canton McKinley

Joe Graessle

Tiffin University

Sr.

G

Grove City, Ohio / Bishop Ready

Jesse Hardin

Walsh University

So.

G

Warren, Ohio / Harding

Greg Kahlig

University of Findlay

Sr.

F

Fort Recovery, Ohio / Fort Recovery

Cameron Metz

Lake Superior State University

Sr.

F

Grand Rapids, Mich. / Northpointe Christian

Ryan Sabin

Grand Valley State University

Jr.

G

Byron Center, Mich.

Wes Wilcox

Northwood University

Sr.

F

Roselle, Ill. / Harper

All-GLIAC Second-Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/Previous School

Bryan Coleman

Wayne State University

Sr.

F

Southfield, Mich. / Lathrup

Brad Dupont

Walsh University

Sr.

G

Massillon, Ohio / Jackson

Jake Heagen

University of Findlay

Jr.

F

New Concord, Ohio / John Glenn

Drew Lehman

Ferris State University

Jr.

G

Toledo, Ohio / Central Catholic

Chene Phillips

Wayne State University

Sr.

G

Detroit, Mich. / Renaissance

Ben Stelzer

Michigan Technological University

Jr.

G

Manitowoc, Wis. / Roncalli

Riley Thomas

Lake Erie College

Sr.

G

Cardington, Ohio / Cardington-Lincoln

Hrvoje Vucic

Walsh University

Sr.

F

Split, Croatia / Faust Vrancic

Alex Williams

Lake Superior State University

Jr.

G

Benton Harbor, Mich. / Benton Harbor

Rob Woodson

Grand Valley State University 

Sr.

G

Inkster, Mich. / Wayne Memorial

GLIAC All-Defensive Team

Name

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown/Previous School

Alphonso Baity

University of Findlay

So.

G

Henderson Ky. / Reitz Memorial

Will Bowles

Northwood University

Jr.

F

East Detroit, Mich. / South Lake

Alex Culy

Michigan Technological University

Sr.

G

Rice Lake, Wis.

Brad Dupont

Walsh University

Sr.

G

Massillon, Ohio / Jackson

Darvin Ham

Northwood University

Sr.

F

Saginaw, Mich. / Bridgeport

Chene Phillips

Wayne State University

Sr.

G

Detroit, Mich. / Renaissance

Brandon Pritzl

Hillsdale College

Sr.

G

DePere, Wis.

Che Richardson,

Malone University

Sr.

G

Canton, Ohio / Canton McKinley

Alex Williams

Lake Superior State University

Jr.

G

Benton Harbor, Mich. / Benton Harbor

Gerald Williams-Taylor

Wayne State University

Sr.

F

Flint, Mich. / Northern

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