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Roeder named AD3I Player of Year

Nathan Roeder

Hudson High School graduate Nathan Roeder, a junior guard at North Central University in Minneapolis, has been named the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) Player of the Year following his record-setting season with the Rams.

Roeder averaged over 22 points per game and led North Central in assists with an average of 4.5. He was 12th in all of National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association Division III in scoring and set the North Central single game scoring record with 44 points in a Rams win over Crown College Jan. 17.

Roeder also became the all-time leader in made free throws in Rams history while averaging over 85 percent shooting for his career at the stripe. He moved into second all-time in career assists with 329 and is on pace to become the career leader midway through his senior year.

Roeder also moved into the top 10 in all-time scoring with 1,499 total points and averaged 5.2 rebounds a game to move into eighth place on the North Central career list.

Roeder will place his 2012 Association of Division III Independents Player of the Year Award on the shelf next to his 2012 NCCAA Division II North Central Region MVP award earned earlier this month following the regional championship tournament.

The Association of Division III Independents consists of 10 Division III independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions, and to provide exempted postseason championship competition in 2011-12. The Association recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly, monthly and annual basis.

Roeder was a two-time All-Big Rivers Conference selection at Hudson High School, earning All-BRC Honorable Mention as a junior in 2008 before being named to the All-BRC First Team in 2009. He finished second in the conference in scoring as a senior with an average of 18.2 points per game to help the Raiders to a BRC championship.