Association of Division III Independents Names 2019 All-Independent Men’s Basketball Teams

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. --- Sam Gabbard, a senior forward from UC Santa Cruz, was named the Player of the Year as the 2019 All-Independent Men's Basketball teams were announced today by the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I).

Gabbard, a native of Vacaville, California, averaged an AD3I-best 21.3 points per game and also averaged an Association-best 10.6 rebounds per game after starting 25 games. The senior was a three-time Player of the Month and led the team in minutes, points, rebounds, field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage and assists.

Simon Mueller-Landsvik, a freshman guard from UC Santa Cruz, was named the Rookie of the Year after averaging 7.7 points per game on the year.

Ron Dubois, head coach of UC Santa Cruz, was named Coach of the Year after becoming the school's winningest coach and leading the team to the second most wins in a season in school history.

In addition to Gabbard, the other members of the first team include Jonathan Book, Maranatha Baptist University; Elijah Harris, The College of New Rochelle; David Lerma, Maranatha Baptist University; Hunter Schenkel, The College of New Rochelle; Stephen Wilkerson, Maranatha Baptist University and Will Crain, UC Santa Cruz.

2019 ALL-INDEPENDENT MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sam Gabbard, UC Santa Cruz

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Simon Mueller-Landsvik, UC Santa Cruz

COACH OF THE YEAR: Ron Dubois, UC Santa Cruz

 

FIRST TEAM ALL-INDEPENDENT

NAME

SCHOOL

YEAR

POS

HOMETOWN

Sam Gabbard

UC Santa Cruz

Sr.

F

Vacaville, Calif.

Hunter Schenkel

The College of New Rochelle

Jr.

F

Sayville, N.Y.

Stephen Wilkerson

Maranatha Baptist University

So.

F

Dallas, Texas

Will Crain

UC Santa Cruz

Sr.

C

Petaluma, Calif.

Elijah Harris

The College of New Rochelle

Jr.

G

Flushing, N.Y.

Jonathan Book

Maranatha Baptist University

Sr.

G

St Louis, Mo.

David Lerma

Maranatha Baptist University

Sr.

G

Lodi, Calif.

 

SECOND TEAM ALL-INDEPENDENT

NAME

SCHOOL

YEAR

POS

HOMETOWN

Rob Sonnenberg

Maranatha Baptist University

Sr.

F

Wasilla, Alaska

Tyler Klingenbeck

UC Santa Cruz

Sr.

F

Fremont, Calif.

Glen O'Loughlin

The College of New Rochelle

Jr.

F

Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

Simon Mueller-Landsvik

UC Santa Cruz

Fr.

G

Dusseldorf, Germany

Patrick Ramos

UC Santa Cruz

So.

G

Hayward, Calif.

Aaron Sanders

Maranatha Baptist University

Fr.

G

Bentonville, Ark.

 

The Association of Division III Independents consists of four Division III independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions. The Association recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly, monthly and annual basis.

More information about the Association of Division III Independents is available at http://www.d3independents.org.