Spring Hill Men Honored with Eight SSAC Awards

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 10:15am

MOBILE, Ala. – The 2011-12 Spring Hill College men’s basketball team collected eight postseason awards from the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) as chosen by the head coaches of the 14 member institutions on Wednesday.

Center Jake Thelen of Edgewood, Ky., earned four honors as he was selected the SSAC Freshman of Year on the conference’s All-Freshmen Team and was chosen to both the All-West Division and All-Conference teams. Thelen finished the year with averages of 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while shooting 63.4% (196-309) from the field.

Sophomore guard Todd Martin from Mobile’s St. Paul’s Episcopal School was named to the All-West Division roster after a year in which he shot 44.5% (53-119) from 3-point distance and averaged 9.7 points per game. Martin also earned recognition as a member of the 2012 SSAC All-Academic Team for his excellence in the classroom.

Frederick Gatson, a forward from Riverdale, Ga., also appeared on the All-Freshman squad by shooting 55.6% (75-135) from the field and averaging 6.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per night.

Senior guard Steve Edwards of Newton, Miss., was chosen as the Badger member of the 2012 Musco Lighting SSAC Champions of Character Team.