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March 18, 2010

2009-10 Season - Kyle Nelson named All-Region

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- Augustana junior post player Kyle Nelson (Deerfield HS, Deerfield, Ill.) has been named by D3Hoops.com to its 2009-10 All-Midwest Region team. The 6-9, 222-pound Nelson, who led the Vikings in scoring (14.7 ppg), rebounding (7.7 rpg) and field goal percentage (.602) was a third team selection.

After coming off the bench as a sophomore, Nelson moved into the starting lineup and had a breakout season, earning first team All-CCIW honors for a 16-10 Viking squad. In conference play he finished second in the league in both rebounding (8.2 rpg) and field goal percentage (.655), and was the CCIW’s seventh-leading scorer with an average of 15.6 points per game.

Nelson recorded career highs of 28 points and 16 rebounds in back-to-back games versus Elmhurst and North Park, respectively, this season. In the Elmhurst game, he converted all 12 of his field goal attempts, becoming one of just two CCIW players ever to attempt at least 10 field goals in a league game without a miss. Augustana’s Max Artis was the other, with a perfect 14-for-14 performance against North Park in 1982. Nelson’s .602 field goal percentage this year represents the seventh-best single season mark in Augustana history and he’ll enter his senior season third on the school’s career list at .586.

2009-10 D3Hoops.com All-Midwest Region Team
First Team   
Pos. Player             School                Yr.  Hometown
G Steve Djurickovic  Carthage             Jr.  Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
G Sean Wallis         Washington U.     Sr.  Nortbrook, Ill.
F Tim McCrary         Wheaton (Ill.)     So.  Wilmette, Ill.
F Jake Schwarz        Lakeland            So.  Sheboygan, Wis.
C Doug Sexauer      Illinois Wesleyan Jr.   Homer Glen, Ill.

Second Team   
Pos. Player             School                Yr.  Hometown
G John Hoch           Carroll                Sr.  Coleman, Wis.
G Aaron Thompson  Washington U.    Sr.  Elida, Ohio
F Nick Sales            Defiance             Sr.  Barberton, Ohio
F Michael Zasada     Eureka               Sr.  McHenry, Ill.
C Travis Clark         Lake Forest        So.  Evanston, Ill.

Third Team   
Pos. Player             School                Yr.  Hometown
G Scott Gillespie      Ripon                 Jr.   Ripon, Wis.
G Ben Panner         Wheaton (Ill.)      Sr.  Austin, Texas
F Lance Robinson    Aurora                Sr.  Danville, Ind.
F Aris Wurtz            Ripon                 So. Waupun, Wis.
C Kyle Nelson         Augustana           Jr.  Deerfield, Ill.