Senior quad-captain Dan Wheeler has had an impressive senior campaign
Wheeler Named Finalist for Prestigious Josten's Trophy
By Ben Kaplan '09
February 21, 2007
AMHERST, MA – Amherst College senior quad-captain Dan Wheeler has been selected as one of the 10 finalists for the highly prestigious Josten’s Trophy. The sharp-shooting forward was chosen from a large pool of nominated Division III basketball players from across the nation.
The Josten’s Trophy, a national award founded by the Salem, VA Rotary Club, honors the most outstanding men’s and women’s Division III basketball players of the year. The award, modeled after the Rotary motto of “Service above Self,” recognizes the ideal well-rounded Division III student-athlete by taking into account basketball ability, academic prowess and community service.
A prolific scorer, Wheeler leads the third-ranked Lord Jeffs in scoring with 13.8 points per game while shooting a remarkable .508 from the field. He also recently totaled 1,000 points for his illustrious career. Wheeler, the only male finalist from the NESCAC, was named Second Team All-NESCAC and NESCAC All-Academic last season.
The winners for the men’s and women’s awards will be announced March 5, with the award presentation occurring Thursday, March 15 at the Salem Civic Center, home of the Men’s Division III Championship being held March 16-17.
2007 Josten’s Trophy Men's Finalists:
Justin Baker, Univ. Mary Washington
Ryan Cain, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Zach Freeman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Matt Griffin, Johns Hopkins University
Kevin Guyden, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Derek E. Hines, Franklin & Marshall College
Michael Hoyt, Mt. St. Mary College
Joe Werner, UW-LaCrosse
Drew Wessels, Augustana College
Dan Wheeler, Amherst College