Hartwick College freshman guard Joey Lufkin is one tough rookie.
Lufkin earned his second rookie of the year honor for the 2013-14 men’s basketball season Monday, when D3Hoops.com announced its All-East Region team.
Lufkin averaged 15.8 points and appeared in all 28 games for Hartwick, which reached the NCAA Division III Tournament after winning the Empire 8 Conference Tournament title. The E8’s Rookie of the Year, Lufkin finished sixth overall and first among freshmen in conference scoring. Additionally, his 38.7-percent shooting from beyond the three-point arc ranked fourth in the E8.
D3Hoops.com also placed Hartwick senior forward Jared Suderley on its All-East Region First Team. The reigning E8 Player of the Year averaged 20.4 points and 10.7 rebounds this season, when he set program records for all-time points and rebounds.
Suderley started every game this season, scoring in double figures each time and amassing 16 double-doubles. The E8 Tournament MVP ranked 16th in total points, 15th in total rebounds, 23rd in rebounds per game and 12th in double-doubles among NCAA Division III players this season.
Suderley also made the All-East Region First Team after the 2011-12 season and was the 2010-11 Rookie of the Year.
Hartwick forward honored
Hartwick sophomore forward Brittney Dumas made D3Hoops.com’s All-East Region Second Team for the 2013-2014 season.
Empire 8 Conference first-teamer Dumas had team-highs of 16.5 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. She also led the Hawks in field-goal percentage (.454) and blocked shots (24).
Dumas finished first in E8 double-doubles with 18 in 28 games, which ranks 10th among NCAA D-III players. She also ranked second in the E8 in field-goal percentage, points per game and rebounds per game for the Hawks, who reached the second round of the NCAA D-III Tournament after receiving an at-large berth.