Ragen, Butler and Burger Pick Up All-Conference Selections
Mar 5, 2020
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The American Rivers Conference announced the 2019-20 men’s basketball all-conference teams on Thursday afternoon, with Peter Ragen being selected first team, while Avery Butler and Mitch Burger were named honorable mention.
Ragen (Jr., Orland Park, Ill./Joliet Catholic) highlighted the Spartan selections with first team honors. Ragen played and started in all 25 of UD’s games, averaging 15.3 pointers per game, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists. His 15.3 points per game was good enough for eighth best in the conference and was fifth in rebounds with 169.
Ragen dropped a season-high 29 points at Loras on Jan. 18th and scored 20 points or more eight different times. This is Ragen’s first career all-conference honor.
For the second straight year, Avery Butler was awarded honorable mention honors. In his senior season, Butler averaged 10.3 points per game and 6.6 rebounds over 21 games played. Butler eclipsed the 10 point mark in 12 different games, with a season best 22 points coming in a win at home over Coe College.
Mitch Burger rounded out the all-conference selections, joining Butler among the honorable mentions. Burger was one of the premier three-point shooters in the conference, making 50 over 24 games for 2.1 makes per game, the sixth best average in the league. At Wisconsin-Stout on Dec. 20th, Burger dropped a career-high 35 points on 12-18 shooting from the field. He also scored 33 points against Millikin and 29 points at Luther.
Most Valuable Player - Nate Schimonitz, Sr., Nebraska Wesleyan University
Defensive Player of the Year - Adam McDermott, Sr., Coe College
Coach of the Year - Dale Wellman, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Timothy Jeffries Buena Vista University
Austin Roth Coe College
Adam McDermott Coe College
JT Ford Loras College
Rowan McGowen Loras College
Jack Hiller Nebraska Wesleyan University
Conor Riordan Simpson College
Peter Ragen University of Dubuque
Michael Demers Buena Vista University
Dominic Sesma Buena Vista University
Adam Flinn Central College
Jacob Robertson Coe College
Clay Reimers Nebraska Wesleyan University
Nate Bahe Nebraska Wesleyan University
Adam Reiter Simpson College
Kyle Wagner Simpson College
Josh Schmitt Coe College
Mitch Burger University of Dubuque
Avery Butler University of Dubuque
Max Smith Drahos Wartburg College
Jack Molstead Wartburg College
Ryan Stulken Wartburg College