Ripon's Ty Sabin Selected To D3hoops.com All-America First Team

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Another Day, another honor for Ripon senior guard Ty Sabin. On the same day he dropped a team-high 24 points in the D-III All-Star Game, Sabin was named to the All-America First Team by D3hoops.com. The Exercise Science major from New Berlin, Wis. is one of just five players selected to the First Team and is the only Midwest Conference player to appear on any of the organization's five All-America teams. This is the third consecutive season that Sabin has found himself on the All-America Team, after earning Second Team honors last year and Honorable Mention accolades as a sophomore.

The Central Region Player of the Year and three-time Midwest Conference Player of the Year, Sabin led all players in Division-III in scoring this season with a school record 30.7 points per game, which is nearly three ppg more than the next highest scoring average. He also broke Ripon's 39-year-old single season scoring record with 798 points, which is the second-highest single season total in MWC history, just 15 shy of the conference record.

Recognized as the Division-III National Player of the Week three times this season, Sabin ranks seventh in D-III for 3-point shooting (.478), while also ranking 21st in 3-pointers per game (3.31). His 86 total 3-pointers this season ranks 18th in D-III and is just five shy of Ripon's single season record. Sabin also ranks 48th in D-III in free throw percentage (.863) and 77th in field goal percentage (.551).

In addition to his scoring prowess, Sabin also led Ripon in rebounding (5.4 rpg), assists (2.9 apg), and steals (1.3 spg). That helped the Red Hawks win their first MWC Tournament Championship in 15 years, while advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2001-02 season.

Sabin scored at least 50 points in a game twice this season, including a single-game school record 53 points against Loras College. He continually came up with his biggest performances in Ripon's biggest games, averaging 41 points per game in the Red Hawks' three postseason contests. In Ripon's five games against nationally or regionally-ranked teams this season, Sabin averaged 40.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.6 steals per game, while shooting 59 percent (69-117) from the field, 46 percent (16-35) from 3-point range, and 83 percent (48-58) from the free throw line.

Sabin started all 98 games during his Ripon career, scoring in double figures each time. His career scoring average of 26.1 points per game is the highest among active players in the NCAA, across all divisions. He holds Ripon's career record for points (2,559) and 3-pointers (283), while ranking second in free throw percentage (.859), fifth in 3-point percentage (.465), and eighth in assists (248).

This year marks the 20th annual All-America Team awarded by D3hoops.com. The award is selected by the D3hoops.com staff from nominees for D3hoops.com All-Region.