PARKVILLE, Mo. – Senior guard Tim Guers (Langhorne, Pa.) of the nationally-ranked Saint Anselm College men's basketball team was named to the Watch List for the 2019 Bevo Francis Award, issued annually to the student-athlete who posts the "finest overall season" within small college basketball.
The list of 100 student-athletes, ranging from NCAA Division II through Division II, the NAIA and the USCAA, will be narrowed to 50 on Feb. 15 and then trimmed to 25 by March 15. The finalists for the national award will be revealed on Apr. 6 and the winner will be crowned two days later on Apr. 8.
Guers has co-captained the Hawks to one of their best starts in program history, owning a 12-2 overall record and an 8-1 mark against Northeast-10 Conference foes heading into Tuesday's tilt at Southern Connecticut State. Saint Anselm was ranked as high as fourth in NCAA Division II by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, a program record.
Individually, Guers has averaged 21.3 points per game through 14 contests, posting career-high marks to date in rebounds per game (7.9) and assists per game (5.6). Ranking sixth nationwide in minutes per game (38:15), he is third among active student-athletes in NCAA Division II with 1,947 career points.
With only 53 additional points scored this season, Guers will become the third student-athlete in program history to reach the 2,000 career point plateau. He is only 11 points away from passing Thomas Baudinet '11 for third place all-time and he stands only 14 rebounds shy of 700 for his career.
The conference's reigning Player of the Year, Guers has also earned First Team All-America honors from the NABC and has earned back-to-back First Team All-Conference honors from the NE10 after his selection as the league's Rookie of the Year in 2015-16. He is the College's reigning Male "Hawks Soar Higher" Student-Athlete of the Year.