Golembiowski Named ECAC All-Star

Golembiowski Named ECAC All-Star

 

SUNYIT senior David Golembiowski (Barneveld, NY/Holland Patent) has received his fifth national honor in the past week, as he was named to the 2010-11 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Upstate Men’s Basketball All-Star Team, which was announced by the ECAC on Tuesday.

 The announcement comes one day after Golembiowski was named to the D3Hoops.com All-America Second Team, with the site also naming him the All-East Region Player of the Year last week after twice choosing him to its National Team of the Week during the season.  He was also selected to the 2011 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District East Region First Team this past Thursday, while being one of 20 players chosen out of the 88 fellow honorees to participate in the NABC Reese's Division III College All-Star Game.  As a member of the East Team, Golembiowski finished with team-highs of 14 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in the contest, which was held prior to the NCAA Division III men's basketball championship game at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va., this past Saturday.

Golembiowski also won his third straight North Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Year award and earned his third consecutive selection to the NEAC All-Conference First Team after leading the conference in both points and rebounds.  The 6-foot-7 forward also led the Wildcats in points, rebounds, blocks and 3-pointers made and finished fifth in the nation in points per game (24.6), while being 16th in double-doubles (15), 17th in rebounds per game (11.2) and 23rd in blocks per game (2.4). 

Golembiowski has had an incredible four-year run as a member of the SUNYIT men's basketball team, beginning his career by winning three Rookie of the Year awards and going on to become the program's all-time leader in career points, rebounds, blocks and 3-pointers made.  A four-year starter, Golembiowski was the first Wildcat to ever score 2,000 career points and finished with career averages of 20.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 2.6 3-pointers made in 105 contests, while boasting shooting averages of 49 percent from the field, 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line.

The Wildcats finished the season 14-11 overall and made an appearance in the NEAC Tournament semifinals.

Junior forward Chad Burridge of SUNY Oswego was named the ECAC Upstate Player of the Year, while Hartwick College freshman Jared Suderley took home the Upstate Rookie of the Year award.  All four of the regional ECAC Division III All-Star teams can be viewed here.