Snikkers, Powell and Kruis Receive All-MIAA Honors in Men’s Basketball
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Three members of the Calvin menís basketball team have received post-season honors from the MIAA. Named to the All-MIAA first team from Calvin are seniors Tom Snikkers and Bryan Powell while junior Tyler Kruis has been named to the All-MIAA second team.
A native of Jenison and a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School, Snikkers is receiving All-MIAA first team accolades for the third straight year. He averaged 14.9 points and 6.7 rebounds a game in league play this year. He was a two-time MIAA Player of the Week and is currently eighth on the Calvin career scoring list with more than 1,400 points.
Powell is from Wyoming and is a graduate of Wyoming Park High School. Powell averaged 13.8 points a game off the bench and connected on over 42 percent of his three-point field goal attempts. He is receiving All-MIAA honors for the first time.
Kruis is from Grand Rapids. He is a graduate of Grandville Calvin Christian High School. Kruis averaged 12.3 points and 6.1 rebounds a game in conference play while swatting a league-best 24 shots. He has 129 blocked shots in his career and recently moved into fourth place on the Calvin career list.
Calvin is currently ranked 12th nationally and will carry a 24-3 record into a first round NCAA III Tournament game at 19th-ranked Rose-Hulman in Terre Haute, Indiana. The first round game, scheduled for 7 p.m. (EST), is the only one of 31 menís basketball first round matchups featuring two teams in the top 20.