WATERTOWN, WI – Four Maranatha Baptist University men’s basketball athletes garnered recognition from The Associations of Division III Independents (AD3I), which released its 2014 All-Independents Teams, selected by coaches from member schools.
Freshman guard Brady Moses burst on to the scene for the AD3I, by averaging 19 points, and 45% from both the field, and three-point range, and was named the Freshman of the Year, as well as First Team All-Independent.
The 6-0 freshman from Lodi, WI also helped guide his team to its best record since the 2003 campaign, and led the AD3I in scoring, while ranking third in three-point percentage.
Moses was joined by three Crusader teammates; junior center Brett Cashner (Urbana, IL), freshman guard David Wenthold (Geneseo, IL), and freshman center Zach Terpstra, all which were named Honorable Mention.
Cashner’s consistency in the paint led him to multiple top-10 rankings in the AD3I, including third in total rebounds (6.9), fourth in offensive rebounds (62), and fifth in field goal percentage (55%). The junior center was second on the team in scoring (11.1 ppg.), and posted a season-high, 30 points, in a December 7th win over Great Lakes Christian College.
Cashner tag-teamed with freshman Zach Terpstra (Baron, WI) in the paint, who posted 7.1 points (50% FG) points per game, and his 4.5 rebounds a game stood 9th in the AD3I. Terpstra grabbed the seventh-most offensive rebounds in the Association (39), and came on strong late in the season, starting all but two out of a 20-game stretch, after making two starts in his first seven contests.
Terpstra had a season-high, 17 points, and seven rebounds, in a win over Midwest Region rival, Northland International, on February 7.
Freshman David Wenthold rounded out Maranatha’s award-winner, receiving recognition after averaging 8.3 points, in just 20 minutes a game. His acumen for three-point shooting led him to the fourth-ranked, 43%, in the AD3I.
Wenthold also shot nearly 44% from the field, and was 12th in the Association in total defensive rebounds (80). The Geneseo, IL, native, had his best game on November 22, with 20 points (7-9, 78% FG), and a sizzling, 6-8 from three-point range.
The Association of Division III Independents consists of seven Division III independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions, and to provide exempted postseason championship competition. The Association recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly, monthly and annual basis.