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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 28, 2007
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College senior point guard Nick Farrell (Aspen/Aspen, Colo.), who led the New England Small College Athletic Conference in scoring this year, was named to the all-conference men’s basketball first team on Wednesday.
Farrell led the NESCAC in scoring at 19 points per game and was fourth in steals (46 total, 1.77 spg), sixth in free throw percentage (.787) and seventh in assists per game (3.81). Farrell ranks in a tie for eighth nationally in made 3-point field goals per game (3.7).
Farrell scored 495 points this season, including a 39-point effort in a league win over Bowdoin College on February 3. He also had more than 30 points this year in games against Maine Maritime Academy (35), Middlebury College (32) and Babson College (31). Farrell tied a school record with nine made 3-point field goals in a victory over Maine Maritime.
Farrell closed out his career at Colby with 1,087 points, 395 assists and 168 steals. He shot nearly 76 percent from the foul line (160-for-212) over four years.
The Mules finished 15-11 this season and made the NESCAC Final Four before falling in a semifinal game. Farrell earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors three times during the season.
NESCAC Men’s Basketball All-Conference
Player of the Year: Andrew Olson, Amherst; Defensive Player of the Year: Zak Ray, Bates; Rookie of the Year: Jon Pierce, Tufts; Coach of the Year: Dave Paulsen, Williams
First Team: Nick Farrell, Colby, senior, guard; Andrew Olson, Amherst, junior, guard; Zak Ray, Bates, senior, guard; Rob Stockwell, Bates, senior, forward; Dan Wheeler, Amherst, senior, forward
Second Team: Kino Clarke, Trinity, senior, guard; Pat Martin, Trinity, senior guard; Chris Shalvoy, Williams, junior, guard; Russ Martin, Trinity, junior, center; Jake Weitzen, Tufts, junior, forward