March 18, 2010
Lamie, O'Keefe honored by NABC
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) honored Grove City College head men's basketball coach Steve Lamie and senior center Andy O'Keefe (Perry, Ohio) Thursday in recognition of their respective efforts during the 2009-10 season. Lamie earned Great Lakes Co-Coach of the Year while O'Keefe is a First Team All-Great Lakes honoree.
A 1985 Grove City graduate, Lamie guided the Wolverines to a 19-9 overall record along with the Presidents' Athletic Conference title. Grove City posted a 9-3 league mark this year and won the conference tournament with a 78-61 victory over Thomas More February 27 in the Grove City College Arena.
Grove City advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the first time since 1989 this year. Overall, Lamie has guided Grove City to a 175-141 overall record in 12 seasons as head coach. The Wolverines have won four league titles and earned six postseason berths during that span. He received PAC Coach of the Year honors following the season.
Lamie shared the Coach of the Year award with Wooster head coach Steve Moore. Wooster defeated Grove City in the NCAA Tournament 63-52 March 5 in Wooster.
A 6-foot-7 center, O'Keefe earned PAC Player of the Year honors and First Team All-PAC recognition following the season.
This year, O'Keefe averaged 17.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while helping Grove City to a 19-9 overall record. He led the conference in field goal percentage, shooting 66.5 percent from the floor. That figure ranks third in NCAA Division III.
He also shot 75.4 percent (138 of 183) from the foul line this season. O'Keefe also tallied 57 assists and 35 blocks during the season.
O'Keefe's 490 points this year are the seventh-most in program history. He finished with 1,164 career points, 13th-most in Grove City history. O'Keefe is Grove City's career leader in field goal percentage, shooting 61.0 percent from the field over his four seasons.
Earlier this week, O'Keefe earned First Team All-ECAC South and All-Great Lakes Second Team from D3Hoops.com. He also captured Second Team Academic All-America distinction from ESPN The Magazine and CoSIDA during the 2009-10 season.
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