SPARTANBURG, S.C. – After earning All-Freshman team honors by the league's head coaches on Wednesday, Trevis Simpson was honored by the media for the same award for the second time in as many days, the league office announced on Thursday.
Simpson joins teammate Kyle Randall as being the only two Spartans who have been named to the All-Freshman Team by the coaches and the media.
A native of Douglas, Ga., Simpson has been a consistent presence for UNCG this season from his wing position. Simpson is second on the team in scoring at 11.4 points per game and 3.2 rebounds a contest.
Simpson, who was limited early in the season due to a shoulder injury, has seen action in 25 games this season and has averaged 22.4 minutes per game despite only starting in seven games.
He turned in his best performance of the season in the 77-69 win over Davidson on Jan. 17. In that game, Simpson scored a career-high 33 points on 12-15 shooting from the field, including a 4-6 mark from behind the arc.
In SoCon games, Simpson has been even better as he averaged 13.9 points per game in those 16 games. He also shot the ball exceptionally as he was 80-159 (50.3%) from the field and even shot nearly 40 percent from behind the arc.
The Spartans return to action on Friday as they face Davidson in the first round of the Southern Conference Championships at 2 p.m.
2011 Men's SoCon Sports Media Association Awards
All-Conference First Team
Donald Sims, Appalachian State
Andrew Goudelock, College of Charleston
Cameron Wells, The Citadel
Amu Saaka, Furman
Noah Dahlman, Wofford
All-Conference Second Team
Omar Carter, Appalachian State
Chris Long, Elon
Keegan Bell, Chattanooga
Omar Wattad, Chattanooga
Mike Williams, Western Carolina
All-Conference Third Team
Donavan Monroe, College of Charleston
Jeremy Simmons, College of Charleston
Ben Drayton III, Georgia Southern
Tim Johnson, Wofford
Cameron Rundles, Wofford
Trent Wiedeman, College of Charleston
Jack Isenbarger, Elon
Eric Ferguson, Georgia Southern
Trevis Simpson, UNCG
Trey Sumler, Western Carolina
Malcolm U. Pitt Player of the Year
Andrew Goudelock, Sr., G, College of Charleston
Freshman of the Year
Trey Sumler, Fr., G, Western Carolina
Anton Foy Coach of the Year
Bobby Cremins, College of Charleston
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