BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin-Wallace College men's basketball juniors Ben Umbel (Poland/ Seminary) and Chris Ameen (Broadview Heights/ Walsh Jesuit) have been selected (Tuesday, March 6, 2012) as Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference student-athletes for the 2011-12 season.
This is Umbel's first Academic All-OAC honor. This season, he averaged 7.5 points and a team-leading 6.2 rebounds per game for the 16-10 overall Yellow Jackets. Umbel shot 50 percent from the field on 76-of-152 attempts and also led the squad with 96 assists and 60 steals. He had his first career-double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds in a 70-65 victory at Ohio Northern University on January 14, 2012 and his second with 15 points and 10 rebounds against Wilmington College on January 28, 2012.
In two seasons at B-W (he transferred after a red-shirt freshman season at NCAA Division I Youngstown State University), Umbel has played in 48 games, including 31 starts, and is averaging 5.5 ppg. and 4.6 rpg. He has 264 points, 225 rebounds, 126 assists, 87 steals and 23 blocked shots.
Umbel has displayed his academic excellence as a biology/ pre-med major who carries an outstanding 3.97 grade point average. The Jacket Scholar is a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society and was a nominee for CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 honors.
Ameen also earned his first Academic All-OAC honor. In his third season for the Yellow Jackets, he appeared in all 26 games as the "sixth man". He was fifth in scoring at 7.0 ppg., third with 4.2 rpg. and had 10 blocks, seven steals and four assists. Ameen scored his season-high 17 points at Heidelberg University in a 90-69 win on December 7, 2011.
In three seasons, Ameen has played in 73 games, including 41 starts, and is averaging 8.8 ppg. and 5.2 rpg. He has totaled 645 points, 381 rebounds, 22 assists, 32 steals and 37 blocks.
Ameen also has displayed his academic excellence as a psychology major who maintains a 3.59 grade point average. He also is a Jacket Scholar.
February 27, 2012 Two Men’s Basketball Players Selected All-OAC
February 21, 2012 Jackets Fall to Wilmington 76-64
February 18, 2012 Payne Scores 23 as Jacekts Defeat Ohio Northern
February 15, 2012 Jackets Fall to The University of Mount Union, 62-57
February 11, 2012 Yellow Jackets Defeat OAC-Leading Capital
February 8, 2012 Payne Scores 24 as B-W Beats Cross-Town Rival JCU
February 4, 2012 Payne Scores 14 As Jackets Defeat Muskingum
February 1, 2012 Jackets Defeat Otterbein, 84-76, in Westerville
January 30, 2012 Four Student-Athletes Earn OAC Athlete of the Week Honors
January 28, 2012 Payne Scores 21 as Jackets Fall To Wilmington
January 25, 2012 Yellow Jackets Sweep Season Series Against Heidelberg
January 21, 2012 Yellow Jackets fall to Marietta, 74-51, at Marietta
January 18, 2012 Payne Scores 16 As Jackets defeat Otterbein
January 14, 2012 Yellow Jackets Defeat Ohio Northern, 70-65
January 11, 2012 Yellow Jacket Men Fall To Mount Union
January 7, 2012 Men's Basketball Team Falls to Capital
January 4, 2012 Yellow Jackets Fall to John Carroll
December 30, 2011 Payne Scores 25 as Jackets Beat Alma (Mich.)
December 21, 2011 Payne Scores 16 Points as Jackets Defeat Hendrix (Ark.)
December 20, 2011 The Men’s Basketball Team Falls to No. 14 Wabash (Ind.)
December 19, 2011 Payne is the OAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week
December 17, 2011 Payne Has Double-Double as Jackets Win at Muskingum
December 10, 2011 Men's Basketball Team Falls To Wilmington
December 7, 2011 Ameen Playing a Different Role and Staying Successful
December 7, 2011 Ameen Scores 17 as Yellow Jackets Beat Heidelberg
December 3, 2011 The Men’s Basketball Upsets No. 4-Ranked Marietta
November 30, 2011 The Men’s Basketball Team Defeats Allegheny (Pa.)
November 22, 2011 Men's Basketball Team Defeats Waynesburg (Pa.)
November 18, 2011 Basketball Team Falls to Bethany (W. Va.) College, 72-65.
November 9, 2011 Men’s Basketball Team defeat Case Western 73-60
November 2, 2011 Women's Basketball Picked Second and Men Seventh in OAC Polls