WINTHROP, Mass. - Senior Mike Hogervorst (Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands) of the Norwich University men's basketball team was named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Conference Third Team for the third time in his four years in maroon and gold, it was announced on Monday. Classmate Joe Bertrand (Saugus, Mass.) was named to the conference All-Sportsmanship Team.
The 2015 GNAC Rookie of the Year and two-time prior Third Team Selection (2014-15, 2016-17) played in 19 games for the Cadets this year, averaging 11.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while helping lead Norwich to the program's first playoff berth since the 2013-14 season.
Hogervorst ranked in the top-25 in several statistical categories within the conference, including the 10th best field goal percentage in the GNAC at 50.6% from the floor this year.
Over his four years, Hogervorst played 91 career games while averaging 12.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while locking down the paint defensively for the Cadets. On January 20th of this season, he joined the exclusive 1,000 career point club in a game against Saint Joseph's (Maine) and his 83 career blocks ranks him fourth in program history.
Joe Bertrand, named to the conference All-Sportsmanship Team, had one of the best shooting seasons in Norwich history as the senior big man sat in the top ten across all of Division III in three-point shooting percentage all year long. Bertrand ended up with a 49.6% (63-127) mark from three-point territory to lead his team and the GNAC by a significant margin. Joe recorded a three-pointer in all 26 games he played in this year with only two exceptions and ended up with 265 total points this year, the fourth most on the Cadets' roster.
The All-Sportsmanship Team was established by the GNAC to honor one student-athlete from each team in the conference for outstanding dedication to sportsmanship, fair play, and a positive attitude.