Beitzel earns spot on Mid-Major All-America Team
BOSTON -- Northern Colorado senior Devon Beitzel added to his myriad career awards Friday with selection to the 2011 Lou Henson All-America Team.
He was one of 25 mid-major players honored by the program, which eschews traditional first-, second-, third- or honorable-mention selections and instead chooses just one team.
The Lou Henson All-America Team and Lou Henson Player of the Year award, which will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet on April 1 in Houston, are named in honor of Lou Henson, who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years.
When Henson left the game in 2005 he ranked sixth all-time in career NCAA Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State and is one of only 12 coaches in the history of college basketball to take two schools to the Final Four.
Beitzel ended his career last week with a sensational 25-point performance in a loss against San Diego State in Northern Colorado's first apperance in the NCAA Tournament. He finished his career with 1584 points, the third most in school history.
2011 LOU HENSON ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Kwadao Ahelegbe, Northern Iowa
Devon Beitzel, Northern Colorado
Denzel Bowles, James Madison
Gilberto Clavell, Sam Houston State
D.J. Cooper, Ohio
Kevin Foster, Santa Clara
Mike Glover, Iona
Justin Greene, Kent State
Demonte Harper, Morehead State
Frank Hassell, Old Dominion
John Holland, Boston University
Matt Howard, Butler
Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara
Cameron Jones, Northern Arizona
Cam Long, George Mason
Scott Machado, Iona
Shelvin Mack, Butler
Mickey McConnell, St. Mary's
Kwame Morgan II, Hampton
Dominique Morrison, Oral Roberts
Juan Pattillo, Western Kentucky
Mike Smith, East Tennessee State
Kyle Weems, Missouri State
Keith Wright, Harvard