IUP senior forward Marcel Souberbielle wrapped up his career with a selection to the All-Atlantic District second team Wednesday. The teams are selected and voted on by National Association of Basketball Coaches member Division II coaches.
This is the first all-district honor for the three-year starter, who led the Crimson Hawks with 16.0 points and finished second with 5.4 rebounds per game.
Souberbielle reached double figures in scoring 24 times this season, including 10 games of 20-plus points. He saved one of his best performances for last, tying a career high with 27 points against West Liberty in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament on Sunday. In the 86-85 triple overtime loss, he went 10-for-20 from the field, including 4-for-10 from 3-point range, and added 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.
On Tuesday, Souberbielle was named to the Atlantic Region all-tournament team. In two tournament games, he averaged 19.0 points and 5.5 rebounds off the bench as he battled an injury. Despite the injury, he averaged 36.5 minutes per game and shot 48.0 percent from the floor, including 45.5 percent from 3-point range. It was his second career Atlantic Region all-tournament team selection.
Earlier this month, Souberbielle was also named to the All-PSAC West Division first team.
Against Pitt-Johnstown on Jan. 29, he became the 28th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone. He ends his career with 1,169 points, ranking 19th in school history.
He also finishes his career tied for fourth with 119 games played, tied for 11th with 259 free throws made, 16th with 94 3-pointers made and 16th with 532 rebounds.
The Crimson Hawks went 24-5 this season, earning a share of their fifth straight PSAC West Division title and advancing to their sixth straight NCAA tournament.
TENNIS: The doubles team of Tanya Timko and Abby McCormick picked up an upset win, but that wasn’t enough for IUP as the Crimson Hawks fell to ninth-ranked Rollins, 8-1, in a non-conference women’s tennis match in Winter Park, Fla., ending IUP’s four-match winning streak.
Timko and McCormick defeated the duo of Elissa DeCampli and Ashley Rosenberg, 8-4, at the No. 1 spot. That team finished the 2012-13 season ranked sixth in the South Region and 21st in Division II.
The rest of doubles play didn’t go as planned and Rollins took both matches. Ranvita Mahto and Rachel Wood lost 8-1 at No. 3 while Erika Schnaas and Sophie Butland lost 8-2 at No. 2.
The loss dropped IUP to 6-4 overall. Rollins improved to 11-2.
The 44th-ranked Crimson Hawks face No. 23 Tampa today in the fourth and final match on IUP’s spring break trip to Florida.