St. Amour Selected NABC Coaches' All-American

St. Amour Selected NABC Coaches' All-American


Middlebury College men's basketball player Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III First-Team All-District and Second-Team All-American by the organization. The award comes just days after he was selected a First-Team All-Northeast Region recipient by St. Amour helped lead the Panthers to a 27-4 mark, the second-most victories in the program's history. The senior and his teammates also set numerous team single-season records. St. Amour becomes the third All-American in the program's history, joining Ben Rudin '09 and two-time recipient Ryan Sharry '12.

St. Amour led the conference in scoring and was tied for 25th in Division III with 21.8 points per game, good for third in the Panther single-season records. He also paced the league and ranked second in the country in three-point field goals (118) and three-pointers per game (3.81). He tied for the team lead and ranked tied for second with 1.8 steals per game, while his .408 shooting percentage from three-point range (118-289) paced the Panthers and was sixth among his league peers. St. Amour's 222 field goals this season paced the NESCAC and ranked ninth in the nation.

His 118 three-pointers are the most in Middlebury single-season history, while his 222 field goals are second. St. Amour's 676 points this winter are a single-season program record and are fifth in Division III, as he became the first player to eclipse the 500-point plateau twice after scoring 566 during his junior year. His 60 steals rank second in the single-season laurels.

The four-year starting guard ascended through Middlebury's career scoring ranks this season. He climbed 14 spots on the list, ending it in third with 1,700 points. The 2016-17 NESCAC Player of the Year and a two-time First-Team All-NESCAC selection, St. Amour concludes his time among the program career leaders in three-point field goals made (252-1st), free throw percentage (.806, 2nd), free throws made (386, 4th) and steals (146, 6th).

In early March, St. Amour became the second Panther men's player to be named one of the 10 finalists for the Jostens Trophy, given to an outstanding NCAA Division III men's and women's basketball player who excels on the court, in the classroom and in the community. He was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American Third Team in February.