CHICAGO – Seniors Jake Fenlon and Collin Barthel closed out their careers for the University of Chicago men's basketball team with two postseason awards, as both were awarded all-University Athletic Association honors by the league's coaches.
Fenlon, a 6-foot-4 guard from Rochester, N.Y., was selected to the all-UAA First Team for the first time in his career after leading the league in scoring (17.4 ppg) and made 3-point goals (100). He added averages of 2.0 rebound and 1.4 assists and shot 40.6 percent from the field and 82.4 percent from downtown.
Already the season 3-point shooting leader, Fenlon broke UChicago's career-record for made triples midway through the year, finishing his four-year tenure with 254 makes and re-broke his own season mark this year with 100 3s. His 4.0 made 3s per game also ranked sixth in all of NCAA Division III in 2017-18.
An honorable mention selection a year ago, Fenlon was named UAA Athlete of the Week twice for his efforts, and tied his season-high in points with 31 in the Maroons' season finale upset win over No. 2 Washington-St. Louis Feb. 24.
Barthel, a 6-foot-8 forward, was selected to the all-UAA Second Team after having the best statistical season of his four-year career, averaging 13.4 points and 8.8 rebounds overall and 14.8 and 9.1 in UAA play, a rebounding mark which ranked third in the league.
He was named UAA Athlete of the Week Feb. 12 after netting a career-high 37 points in a win at NYU Feb. 11, as the senior turned it on late in the year, averaging 21.3 points per game in his final six games of the season. In total, Barthel recorded six double-doubles in 2017-18.
Andrew Sanders of Washington-St. Louis took home Player of the Year honors and Bears teammate Jake Knupp was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Emory's Romin Williams earned Rookie of the Year and the conference champion Bears were honored as the Coaching Staff of the Year to round out the league's special award winners.