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Lazarcik Named DIII News Preseason HM All-American

October 10, 2013 at 7:58 am

James LazarcikBeaverton, OR -- James Lazarcik, a senior forward for the Beloit College Men's Basketball team from LaCrescent, Minnesota, has earned Honorable Mention Preseason All-American honors from DIII News, a monthly publication that covers NCAA Division III Basketball.

Lazarcik was also projected as the Midwest Conference Player of the Year in the publication's annual preseason preview.

Lazarcik had a memorable junior season for the Bucs in 2012-13.  He was named First Team All-MWC and Third-Team All-Midwest Region as well as earning Second Team Academic All-American laurels.

He led the team in 13 different categories, including scoring (17.5), rebounding (11.3), field goal percentage (67.7%), free throw percentage (78.5%) and blocked shots (1.3).  He leads the conference in rebounding, field goal percentage and double-doubles and ranks fourth in scoring.  Nationally he topped NCAA Division III in field goal percentage, was eighth in rebounding and 11th in double-doubles.

The Bucs finished the 2012-13 season with a 12-11 overall record, including 10-8 in Midwest Conference play.  Their 12 wins were the most since the 2001-02 season while their ten Conference victories were the most since the 1992-93 season. 

Beloit opens the 2013-14 season on Tuesday, November 19, at Dominican University.  The home and MWC opener is set for Tuesday, November 26, when they host Ripon College.