Daoust Tabbed ECAC New England All-Star|
March 19, 2001
AMHERST, MA - Amherst College men's basketball player Brian Daoust (Dover, MA) added Second-Team ECAC Division III New England All-Star to his ever-expanding list of postseason awards earlier this week.
|Daoust was also an |
All-Conference, All-Region and
All-American Football Player
The 5'9" senior guard and First-Team All-NESCAC selection led Amherst to its second consecutive NCAA Tournament after securing an automatic bid with a win in tbe inaugural NESCAC Championship Tournament. Amherst finished 22-6 overall, tying a single-season school record for wins, and won its second straight outright Little III Championship with a first-ever three-game sweep over archrival Williams College.
Daoust ended his college basketball career as one of the winningest players in school history with a 77-26 four-year record, including two trips to the ECAC semifinals, a pair of NCAA Tournament berths and a 7-2 career record against Williams. He also pierced the 1,000-point plateau in Amherst's NCAA first-round win over St. John Fisher and was named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 3, after tying a single-game school record with nine three-pointers while pouring in a career-high 39 points in a triple overtime loss to Clark University. Daoust was the NESCAC's seventh leading scorer (16.1 ppg) and third leading free-throw shooter (82.2%) this season.
Aside from his exploits on the basketball court, Daoust was named a Third-Team Division III Football All-American by D3football.com last winter after posting a school-record 17 interceptions in four seasons as a starter. He led Amherst to arguably its biggest football victory in 14 years-a 20-12 homecoming win over archrival Williams College on Saturday, Nov. 11-with three interceptions, five tackles and a pass-breakup as the Jeffs earned their first outright Little Three Football Championship in 14 years and clinched a share of the NESCAC Title with a 7-1 record. Daoust earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors and the Coca-Cola Gold Helmet Award after dominating the Ephs and was a First-Team All-NESCAC, All-ECAC and New England Sports Writers All-Region Division II-III football post-season selection.