Norris Named West Region Player of the Year

Mar 14, 2016

Senior forward Andre Norris was named UD's first-ever Region Player of the Year after a record-breaking season.

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2016 UD Basketball Stats
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Senior Andre Norris brought home his second career All-Region honor after being named 2016 West Region Player of the Year.

The Iowa Conference’s back-to-back MVP was named player of the year in a region that featured nearly 50 teams, mainly across the Midwest and containing schools from conferences including the Iowa Intercollegiate (IIAC), Minnesota Intercollegiate (MIAC), and the Northwest (NWC).

Norris became UD's all-time leading scorer with 1936 points and averaged 23.6 points and 12.0 rpg, including a nation-leading 11.12 defensive rebounds per game, a year after he earned First Team All-West Region accolades in 2015. The senior collected three National Team of the Week honors this season and has been named to the National Team four times in his career.

With the All-Region selection, Norris is automatically nominated for’s All-American honors, set to be released as the men’s Division III NCAA tournament nears its conclusion. Norris was a Honorable Mention All-American last season. 

The Plainfield, Ill. native is the first Spartan to be named Region Player of the Year and its fourth back-to-back Iowa Conference MVP award winner.