KANSAS CITY, Mo – Senior Tim Guers (Langhorne, Pa.) of the nationally-ranked Saint Anselm College men's basketball team was named First Team All-East Region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on Monday.
Guers is now a three-time selection to the NABC All-Region First Team. The Hawks recently claimed their second-ever NCAA Division II East Region Championship and will participate in the Elite Eight starting on Wednesday, battling Nova Southeastern at 1 p.m. EST.
Guers enters the NCAA Division II Elite Eight having matched a career-high with 21.5 points per game while notching personal-best figures of 7.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists per contest. He is also shooting 48.2% (212-for-440) from the floor and 43.3% (65-for-150) from beyond the arc, both career-high marks, and owns 20 games played this season with 20 or more points scored.
Named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2019 NCAA Division II East Regional, Guers capped the three-game home stand with 17 points per game, falling just shy of a double-double with 9.7 rebounds per game and a team-best 17 assists.
A two-time Northeast-10 Player of the Year recipient, the three-time First Team All-Northeast-10 Conference selection has scored at least 20 points in all but four of his last 17 games played as a senior. He has 53 career games where he has scored at least 20 points and has recorded nine double-doubles as a senior.
Guers became only the seventh student-athlete in league history to earn Player of the Year honors twice and the first since the 2012-13 season. Additionally, Guers is one of only 14 student-athletes in conference history to earn three career First Team All-Conference selections.
With 2,273 career points, Guers is fourth in all-time Northeast-10 Conference history in point scoring and recently passed Mario Elie from American Int'l who notched 2,124 points from 1981-85.
Setting the program record for career points scored late in the regular season, Guers stands as the only Hawks student-athlete ever to rank in the top-10 in career points (2,273), overall rebounds (796) and assists (512).
Guers' 37.9 minutes per game stands as the second-most minutes played in the NE10 and, entering the Elite Eight, he was ranked 11th in NCAA Division II in minutes played. He has played more than 38 minutes in a game on 22 occasions this season, entering the Elite Eight on a streak of eight consecutive games with at least 38 minutes played.
Averaging 18.9 points per game across a career that spans 120 games, Guers ranks third all-time in team history in scoring average (min. 40 games) and is the program's all-time leader in points (2,273), field goals made (779), field goals attempted (1,682), minutes per game (35.9) and minutes played (4,309).