Brandon Emerick Named First Team All-NACC South Division

The Rockford University men's basketball program had four individuals recognized by the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference when it released its all-conference awards on Friday morning. Kevin Diemer highlighted the group with his NACC South Division Player of the Year selection. Diemer becomes the first RU men's basketball player to ever be named the NACC South Division Player of the Year. Head Coach Jeremy Reigle was voted the NACC South Division Coach of the Year. Reigle is now just the second Regent men's basketball coach (Rebsom, 2009) to receive a NACC Coach of the Year honor. Brandon Emerick earned First Team All-NACC South Division honors for the second straight season. This marks only the second time in program history that a player has received First Team All-NACC honors twice in his career (Tony Diemer). De'Marius Bonds was the final Regent recognized by the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, as he was named NACC Honorable Mention. Rockford's four NACC postseason awards is tied for the most in a season in program history (2015-16).

Brandon Emerick earned his second consecutive First Team All-NACC selection. He was also honored during the season with a NACC South Division Player of the Week award and a Team of the Week selection. Emerick finished the year ranked in the top 30 nationally in a trio of categories and was also in the top 10 in the NACC in three others. He is 16th in Division III in total steals (29), 20th in three-point field goal attempts (102) and 26th in total assists (59). Additionally, Emerick finished the season ranked third in the NACC in steals per game (2.1), fourth in assists per game (4.2) and sixth in made three-point field goals per game (2.4). Emerick also eclipsed two milestones this season when he became just the 25th player in program history to score 1,000 points and broke the RU record for steals in a career (190).

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