By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University Men's Basketball senior Austin Schreck added another postseason accolade to his resume on Monday with the announcement of D3hoops.com's All-Region teams. The guard was named First Team All-Great Lakes Region for the first time in his career.
Schreck, who was also named First Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference and was the OAC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, scored a career-high 489 points (16.9 ppg) in 2018-19. He also established career bests in rebounds (181, 6.2 rpg), assists (84, 2.9 apg) and steals (39, 1.3 spg) while serving as a team captain. Schreck was one of only two OAC players to finish the season in the top 10 in the conference in points, rebounds and assists per game.
Throughout the year, Schreck recorded 11 20-points games, including four straight from Dec. 8-17. He scored 15 or more points in 19 games and scored fewer than 10 points only two times. He tallied three double-doubles, including a 16-point, 15-rebound performance on Dec. 6 at Muskingum University. At the University of Mount Union on Feb. 16, Schreck grabbed 11 rebounds and scored a season-high 27 points on 11-19 shooting from the floor.
Schreck's consistently strong performances helped the Crusaders earn a share of the OAC regular season title for the first time since the 2012-13 season. Capital also cracked the D3hoops.com Top 25 for the first time since the 2008-09 season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011-12.
The Erlanger, Ky. native is the first Capital men's basketball player to be named all-region since Mark Minch earned a Third Team All-Region selection in 2016. Schreck is the first all-region first teamer since Spencer Niekamp in 2013. Schreck is one of four OAC players to be named to 2019 all-region teams.