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Owens Named All-American

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Published
March 22, 2011
By
Chris Duke

AZUSA, Calif. Senior forward Reggie Owens has been named NAIA All-America second team, adding to his postseason honors which also include All-GSAC first team.

Owens, who finished strong after suffering several injuries during the course of the his 2010 junior campaign, continued his improved and steady play throughout this senior year. He was second in the GSAC in scoring and rebounding after averaging 16.5 points and 7.9 rebounds. Owens also led the NAIA in field goal percentage (.637) after starting off the season making 53 of his first 68 shots (.779). His consistency from the field showed in the first meeting of the year with Concordia, where he made 10-of-13 shots and finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

Owens finished his senior season scoring 20-or-more points in 11 games, and was Azusa Pacific’s top scorer in 18 of 35 games. His 11 double-doubles on the season also proved noteworthy, which included a 27 point, 11 rebound performance against Point Loma Nazarene. Although the Cougars finished runner-up in the GSAC championship, Owens went off, scoring 26 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, while dishing out 2 assists as well.

In this year’s post-season run, which was stopped short in the second round by eventual NAIA champ Pikeville, Owens averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds, numbers similar to those he posted when he named to the 2010 NAIA All-Tournament squad. His 17 rebounds in his Cougar finale against Pikeville were a career high.

Owens came off a solid campaign in the 2009-10 season, despite missing 7 games mid-season games with an injury. He was named NAIA-All Tournament selection after averaging 19.4 points and 8.8 rebounds in 5 games during the national tournament, which resulted in the Cougars taking second place.

To see the full list of All-American Selections, visit
= 2011 NAIA Men’s All-American Selections

The NAIA national office also announced 3 Azusa Pacific Players to the NAIA All-Scholar team. Senior Caleb Burgess, fifth-year senior David Gantt, and graduate student David Stafford all earned their second consecutive All-Scholar Team honors.