Borchers gains NAIA National Tourney accolade

Friday, March 15, 2019

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Averaging an impressive 20 points, over 4.5 rebounds, one steal, more than 2.5 assists and nearly a block and a half a contest, Morningside College junior forward/center Tyler Borchers (Le Mars, Iowa) was one of 10 individuals named all-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Division II Championships’ all-tournament Tuesday, March 12.

Borchers, who helped guide the Mustangs to the national quarterfinals for a second straight season, tallied three double-digit efforts, raising his streak to 22 games straight in doing so, due to hitting over 85 percent from the field and better than 70 percent from the free throw line. His top two totals at the Sanford Pentagon were 26 points against Mount Vernon Nazarene in the second round and 24 versus the College of Idaho in the quarterfinals.

All-Championship Tournament Team:

Mitchell Fink – Oregon Tech

Jay Wolfe – Briar Cliff (Iowa)

Wes Stowers – Marian (Ind.)

Sam Vander Sluis – Cornerstone (Mich.)

Talon Pinckney – College of Idaho

Brandon Durnell – Spring Arbor (Mich.)

Tyler Borchers – Morningside (Iowa)

Kyle Mangas – Indiana Wesleyan

Cameron Hunt – Southwestern (Kan.)

*Paul Marandet – Spring Arbor (Mich.)

*Denotes most outstanding player

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