Val Kalsbeek Named All-American

March 26, 2021 7:24am

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Northwestern College Men's Basketball player Alex Van Kalsbeek has been named third team NAIA All-American. The center from Orange City is the only freshman in the country to appear on any of the first three teams (36 players).

Van Kalsbeek ranked among the GPAC's top 10 in six statistical categories, including points (20.7), rebounding (7.3), field goal percentage (73%), free throw percentage (79%), assists (92) and blocked shots (31). He set the program record for points scored by a freshman (600) and scored in double figures in 28 of his team's 29 games. Nationally, Van Kalsbeek ranked second overall in the NAIA in field goal percentage.

Also from the GPAC, Jamestown's Mason Walters earned first team NAIA All-American honors while Morningside's Trey Brown made the second team and Morningside's Zach Imig received honorable mention.