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Sports / Recreation

CSU's Miles, six players earn postseason honors

March 7, 2012

Coach Tim Miles and players on both the men's and women's basketball teams have been honored for their outstanding play this season.

Junior guard Wes Eikmeier was named all-district and all-Mountain West.Miles, in his fifth year leading the men’s basketball program, was named District VII Coach of the Year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) after leading the Rams to a fourth-place finish in the Mountain West Conference and producing wins over three Top 25 teams. The Rams (19-10) play at 3:30 p.m. today in the first round of the MWC Tournament in Las Vegas with an eye on securing CSU’s first NCAA Tournament berth since 2003.

Junior guard Wes Eikmeier, the No. 2 scorer in the Mountain West, was named a first-team all-District VII selection. District VII includes teams from Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and Montana.

All-Mountain West

Earlier in the week, Eikmeier and teammates Dorian Green and Pierce Hornung were named to the all-MWC team. Eikmeier, who averages 16 points and leads the league in free-throw percentage (87.5) was a first-team selection, while Green and Hornung were named to the third team. Green, a junior guard, leads the team in assists and is second in scoring, while Hornung, a junior forward, leads the team in rebounding. Hornung also made the MWC’s all-defensive team.

The CSU women, who played Boise State on Wednesday night in the MWC Tournament quarterfinals, also had three representatives on the all-league team. Senior Kim Mestdagh was a first-team selection, sophomore forward Sam Martin was a second-team pick and junior forward Megan Heimstra was named the league’s Sixth Player of the Year – the first CSU player to earn that honor.