Grinnell College’s Griffin Lentsch ’13 has been named to the D3hoops.com All-Midwest Region Third Team.
Lentsch, a 6-4 guard from Forest Lake, Minn. (Forest Lake), recently earned All-Midwest Conference honors for the second year in a row. He made national in November when he erupted for an NCAA Division III national record 89 points in the Pioneers’ 145-97 victory at Principia College.
His scoring output surpassed the previous D-III mark of 77 points set by former Grinnell star Jeff Clement in 1998. The point total is third all-time in all of NCAA, placing only behind the 112-point production by Clarence “Bevo” Francis of Rio Grande in 1954 and the 100-point output by Frank Selvy of Furman, also in 1954.
Lentsch currently tops in the nation in 3-pointers per game with 4.4 and is fifth in scoring, averaging 26.2 points an outing. Grinnell finished second in the MWC regular season and advanced to the league tourney for the second year in a row.
Two other MWC players were named to the All-Midwest Region Team, as Ripon College’s Aris Wurtz was a First-Teamer and Lake Forest College’s Travis Clark made the Second Team. St. Norbert College’s Andrew Schwoerer was named the Region’s Rookie of the Year.
Tim McCrary of Wheaton College was tabbed the Region’s Player of the Year and Ron Rose of Illinois Wesleyan the Coach of the Year.