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Men's Basketball - Wed, Jun. 21, 2017

MARION, Ind. -- Indiana Wesleyan University men’s basketball senior forward Lane Mahurin has been chosen as the 2016-17 Crossroads League Male Athlete of the Year.

Mahurin led Indiana Wesleyan to the NAIA National Semifinals for the third time in four years in 2016-17. He averaged 20.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game while shooting 52.2-percent from the field. For his efforts, Mahurin was named NAIA All-American First Team and was Co-Crossroads League Player of the Year.

Mahurin was recognized for his work in the classroom earning 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. Mahurin graduated in April with a degree in Finance.

 “What an honor for Lane,” said Indiana Wesleyan head coach Greg Tonagel. “Lane’s growth at Indiana Wesleyan far exceeded his All-American status and multiple national championships. He will continue to be successful because he’s a man who leverages his gifts and abilities for the benefit of others.”

The Rockville, Indiana product is a two-time NAIA national champion as Indiana Wesleyan won the program’s first two titles in 2014 and 2016. Mahurin is a three-time NAIA All-American and three-time All-Crossroads League member. He ranks third in program history with 2,288 career points and is fourth with 902 career rebounds.

During his four year stint as a Wildcat, Mahurin led IWU to a 126-22 (.851) overall record, a 59-13 (.819) Crossroads League record, and a 15-2 (.882) record at the NAIA National Championship.

To be eligible for the award, Mahurin met the league’s criteria of All-League First Team honors, was able to represent the five core values of the NAIA, demonstrated outstanding achievement at the league and national level, and maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.

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