Weber Named First Team All-IIAC, Atwater Second Team
Mar 2, 2017
DUBUQUE, Iowa- The University of Dubuque men’s basketball senior Jake Weber has been named First Team All-Iowa Conference, the Iowa Conference announced on Thursday. UD’s, Jamaree Atwater also claimed All-IIAC honors, being named to Second Team All-Iowa Conference.
After being named Second Team All-Iowa Conference last season, the Dubuque, Iowa, native claimed First Team All-Iowa Conference Honors for the 2016-2017 season. Weber started in all 25 of UD’s games this season, averaging 15.1 points per game and 12.5 rebounds per game. His 12.5 rebounds per game were the eighth most rebounds per game in NCAA Division III. Weber racked up 20 double doubles in 25 games this season, putting him tied for the third most double doubles in NCAA Division III for the 2016-17 season. No other player in the Iowa Conference had more than nine double doubles this season.
One of Weber’s best performances of the year came at Nebraska Wesleyan when he dropped 30 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in a 91-95 loss. Weber was named the Herosports.com HERO of the Week on January 9th, 2017. To earn that award, Weber had 19 points and 21 rebounds against College of St. Scholastica. 11 points and 14 rebounds against Clarke University and a 24 point and 14 rebound performance against Coe, all three games resulted in Spartan wins. He was also named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week on January 19th.
"Coming into UD as a transfer my sophomore year was tough and I didn't really know what to expect. I was lucky enough to have some great players and role models like Gage Heffernan and Andre Norris to show me the ropes," said Weber. "First Team All-Conference is a great achievement, especially after receiving Second Team last year. Thank you to all the fans that came out and supported, no way me or Jamaree could have gotten all conference recognition without it."
Atwater, a junior from Moline, Ill., started 21 of the 23 games he played in at his first season at the University of Dubuque. He led the Spartans in scoring with 16.7 points per game for the season and 17.9 points per game in conference play. Atwater led the Spartans in scoring in six different games with a high of 34 points in a 90-93 overtime loss to Central College. In only one game this season he was held to under 10 points. Atwater also grabbed 5.4 rebounds a game with a high of 12 in a win against Coe College.