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Men's Basketball - Tue, Mar. 15, 2016

March 15, 2016

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. – The Dakota State University men's basketball coaching staff selected Derek Meger for the NAIA Champions of Character award.  He was recognized prior to the opening tip-off of the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Tournament's first round on March 9 between the Trojans and the top-ranked team Saint Francis (Ind.) at Keeter Gymnasium.

The NAIA 'Champions of Character' initiative creates an environment in which every NAIA student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship.

Meger was also the recipient for the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men's Basketball Champions of Character, which was announced after the conclusion of the NSAA championship game on Feb. 29 at DSU Fieldhouse.

He finished his stellar two-year career at Dakota State, helping the Trojans claim back-to-back NSAA conference regular-season and postseason titles.  DSU also qualified for the NAIA Division II National Tournament for the second straight year and their fourth trip in the last five years.

Meger averaged 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in 61 games played at DSU.  He shot 60.7 percent from the field (280-of-461 field goals) during his career, which is second-best career field goal percentage in the Trojan men's basketball school record book. 

He is fifth in the nation in field goal percentage of 62.1 percent (162-of-261 field goals) this season.  He averaged 11.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Trojans.

Derek is the son of Stan and Lori Meger of Duluth, Minn.  He is a senior Exercise Science major at Dakota State University.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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