PARKVILLE, Mo. – Senior guard Tim Guers (Langhorne, Pa.) of the nationally-ranked Saint Anselm College men's basketball team was listed in the narrowed-down Bevo Francis Award watch list on Friday. Guers was originally named to the award's list of 100 student-athletes and has made the next cut. The award is issued annually to the student-athlete across all NCAA, NAIA and USCAA divsiions who posts the "finest overall season" within small college basketball.
The roster will be further 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 an 18-4 overall record and a 14-3 mark against Northeast-10 Conference foes heading into Saturday's tilt at Bentley. Saint Anselm was ranked as high as fourth in NCAA Division II by the National Association of Basketball Coaches this year, a program record.
Individually, Guers has averaged 18.8 points per game through 21 contests, posting career-high marks to date in rebounds per game (7.4) and assists per game (5.7). Ranking 12th nationally in minutes per game (37:35), he is fourth among active student-athletes in NCAA Division II with 2,104 career points.
In his last game against Assumption, Guers tied and eventually set the school's all-time scoring record by passing Matt Cahill '06, who racked up 2,081 points across 119 career games. He finished his day with 26 points, settling in at 2,104 career points across 112 games on the Hilltop. He also concluded play with 717 career made field goals, setting the all-time team record in that category.
Only six student-athletes in Northeast-10 Conference history have reached at least 2,100 career points with Guers ranking seventh all-time in points entering his next game. The reigning NE10 Player of the Year, Guers picked up Preseason All-America honors from both Street & Smith's Magazine and the Division II Bulletin.
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.