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Northwest University's Greene named CCC Scholar Athlete of the Year
Northwest University’s Michael Greene of Bellingham, Wash., has been named the Cascade Collegiate Conference’s Scholar Athlete of the Year as announced by the league office. A team captain and starter for the Eagle men’s basketball team, Greene has also been an outstanding student his entire time at the university.
Michael has excelled in the classroom maintaining a 3.9 GPA throughout his collegiate career including graduate school. Greene has been both a Cascade Conference and NAIA scholar athlete in all years eligible for the honors and is a three-time CoSIDA District 8 first team scholar athlete. In addition to his district CoSIDA Awards, Michael is also a three-time Capital One College Division First Team Academic All-American®.
Greene has accomplished this while competing in basketball and was a three-year starter, team captain and two-time NAIA All-American earning honorable mention and third team recognition. He has appeared in three NAIA Division II national championships. He was also a two-time first team All-CCC selection as he led his Eagle team this past season in scoring with a 16.9 points per game average and was second in rebounding with a 6.5 rebounds per game average. He ranks No. 1 in the NU record books in field goal percentage with a .625 career average and is No. 2 in career scoring with 1,623 career points and totaled 798 rebounds in his four years. Greene was ranked No. 7 in the NAIA this season in field goal percentage with a .614 shooting average.
“Michael has been an exceptional player and student during his time here at Northwest U,” commented men’s basketball coach, “John Van Dyke. “He was an outstanding leader for us and set such a great example for his teammate both on and off the court. I’m extremely proud of Michael and that the CCC recognized him for his accomplishments while here at Northwest U. It’s a well-deserved award.”