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Junior Jake Schwarz has been named Northern Athletics Conference men's basketball student-athlete of the week for the third time this season.
His recent win recognizes his performance during the 37th annual Purple and Gold Tournament in Defiance, Ohio. Schwarz averaged 32 points per game and 11 rebounds per game, including a 34-point performance against host Defiance College in the championship game on Dec. 30.
In Lakeland's 88-75 win over Trine University, Schwarz scored 30 points on 11-for-16 shooting, including a 5-for-7 effort from the 3-point arc and secured a double-double with 13 rebounds. He also helped led the Muskies tie an 18-year-old tournament record by making 16 3-point shots as he hit 5-for-7 from 3.
The Sheboygan, Wis., native finished 17-for-17 from the free throw line in the title game, and was 20-for-22 in the two-day tournament. He set tournament records for free throws made in a game and a tournament, and tied tournament records for free throws attempted in a game and a tournament.