McConnell Named to All-Region Team

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Dustin McConnell added one more post-season honor to his resume when he was named First Team All-West Region by late Sunday night.

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McConnell, the 2014 Northwest Conference Player of the Year, becomes the 12th Pirate player in the last 13 years to make the All-Region team. He helped lead the Pirates to a final record of 23-6 and an eighth straight trip to the NCAA Division III tournament.

McConnell led the Northwest Conference in assists per game (3.6) this season and ranked second in free throw percentage (83.9). He averaged 13.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game for the Pirates throughout the year, 14.6 points per game in NWC contests. He was named NWC Player of the Week on Feb. 10 after he played all 80 minutes and averaged 21.0 points per game in a pair of wins at Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran. 

McConnell turned his game up a notch in the post-season.  Over the course of four playoff games (NWC and NCAA tournaments) he averaged 16.8 points, 6.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds.

McConnell finished his Pirate career with 1,039 points to rank 22nd on Whitworth's career scoring list.