February 2, 2009

Mike Campbell Sweeps Weekly Awards

Mike Campbell Sweeps Weekly Awards

- Campbell Picks up Second Straight Skyline Player of the Week, Second Straight ECAC Metro Player of the Week, Met Basketball Player of the Week and makes the D3hoops.com Team of the Week -


Farmingdale, N.Y. - Junior forward Mike Campbell (Bronx, N.Y./Samuel Gompers) swept the weekly awards available to men's basketball players for his play the week of January 26th - February 1st, receiving all four weekly honors. Campbell was named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week, the Met Basketall Writer's Association (MBWA) Player of the Week, the Skyline Player of the Week and the ECAC Metro Player of the Week.

Campbell had a big week as Farmingdale State College extended its winning streak to 12 games. Campbell averaged 32.0 points, 15.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals in two games while shooting 69.4 percent (25-for-36) from the field. He recorded season-highs of 41 points, 16 rebounds, and five steals in a win over Polytechnic. Campbell followed that effort with another double-double - 23 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Maritime.

Campbell is the first Ram to be named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week this season. Four other players among Division III men's basketball joined him on this week's team, including Jonathan Rumly (Averett), John Noonan (Ursinus), Dave Smith (Gwynedd-Mercy) and Brent Ruch (Elmhurst).

The MBWA Player of the Week is selected regardless of Division and names an Honor Roll for players who are not named the Player of the Week but receive votes. Campbell was joined this week by Jason Miller (Columbia), Manny Perez (Caldwell), Charles Jenkins (Hoftstra), Josh Lopez (New Jersey City), Marvin Billups (Purchase) and Cleveland Richard (U.S. Military Academy).

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About the D3hoops.com Team of the Week
The Team of the Week is in its 12th season and recognizes the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week. It is selected by D3hoops.com staff from nominations by SIDs and coaches.

About the Skyline Player of the Week
The Skyline Conference Weekly Reports for fall sports are announced by the Conference on Monday nights. Reports (including players of the week and statistics) are available to view on the Skyline website at www.skylineconference.org.

About the ECAC Player of the Week
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) selects a player from each region every week. The Player of the Week is selected by the ECAC communications staff based on nominations received by SID's in the conference.

About the PrestoSports/MBWA Weekly Player of the Week Award
Celebrating its fifth season, the Player of the Week Award is granted on a weekly basis by the New York Area Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Each week, each of the nearly 75 schools that play college basketball in the Tri-state area have the ability to nominate one male and one female student-athlete, based upon their on-court accomplishments over the previous seven days. An esteemed panel of media members votes to select the winners from the nominations. All players who receive votes, but are not named the Player of the Week, are then named to the Honor Roll.

 


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