|Madgen Named All-American|
|Becomes one of most decorated athletes in school history|
|Web Posted 5/12/10|
Ga. - Augusta Stateís Ben Madgen was recently named an All-American by the Division II Bulletin, marking his third national honor of the season.
Previously, Madgen had received All-America accolades from both the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) and Daktronics, Inc.
With the selection, Madgen became the most decorated athlete in the programís 45-year history and perhaps the most honored Jaguar in school history.
Madgen, who was one of three finalists for National Player Of The Year by the NABC, received his BBA degree in Management from the Hull College of Business with a 3.19 GPA on Saturday, May 8.
Previously, Madgen earned both NCAA Southeast Regional Player Of The Year and Peach Belt Conference Player Of The Year honors. His Southeast Regional Player Of The Year selection was his second straight.
He also recently garnered Augusta Stateís Male Student-Athlete Of The Year Award for the second consecutive season.
A 6-4 guard from Williamstown, Australia, Madgen was a first-team, All-Peach Belt Conference selection for the fourth consecutive season in 2009-10. He became the conferenceís all-time leading scorer midway through the season and is the only menís player in conference history to score more than 2,000 career points. Madgen also became the second player ever to be named All-Conference four times and the third to be named both the PBC Freshman of the Year and the PBC Player of the Year during his career.
This season, Madgen led the conference in scoring at 18.4 ppg., during the regular season and upped his average to 19.3 ppg., during the postseason. He paced the Peach Belt Conference in both scoring and 3-point shooting percentage at 19 points a game and 46 percent from 3-point range. He also shot 49 percent from the field and 86 percent from the free throw line.
Madgen, who closed his career with 2,306 career points, helped lead the Jags to their third consecutive Elite Eight appearance in 2009-10, to the programís third PBC Championship in the last four seasons and to the first No. 1 national ranking in school history. Madgen was part of a nucleus which amassed a 110-23 record over the last four seasons, including a 29-4 mark this past season and an 86-16 record the past three years.
Division II Bulletin All-America Teams First Team Jason Westrol, Bentley, Senior Guard Stephen Dennis, Kutztown, Senior Guard Sanijay Watts, Cent. Missouri, Senior Forward Jamar Smith, Southern Indiana, Senior Guard Matt Schneck, St. Cloud State, Senior Center Second Team BEN MADGEN, AUGUSTA STATE, Senior Guard Kendrick Easley, Mt. Olive, Senior Guard Justin Keenan, Ferris State, Junior Forward Tyrone Curnell, Valdosta State, Senior Forward Chirs Banchero, Seattle Pacific, Junior Guard Third Team Kyle Moore, Tusculum, Senior Guard Laurence Ekperigin, LeMoyne, Senior Forward Lucas Alves, BYU Hawaii, Senior Center LaMarshall Corbett, Angelo State, Junior Guard John Thompson, Florida Southern, Senior Forward Fourth Team Thomas Young, Indiana (Pa.), Senior Guard Travis Nelson, Minnesota State, Senior Center Darryl Webb, Indiana (Pa.), Junior Forward Gage Daye, Bloomfield, Junior Guard Zac Tiedeman, Humboldt State, Senior Guard