ROCKFORD, Ill. - Senior forward Tony Diemer (Rockford, Ill.) has been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week for his efforts in Rockford's road wins over Marian and Aurora this past week. This is the first NACC weekly award this season for Diemer and third overall in his career.
Tony Diemer led Rockford to a pair of road NACC wins this past week. The senior opened with a game-high 38 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 block in Rockford's four overtime win at Marian. He then had a game-high 28 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in the Regents' first win at Aurora since January 4, 2003. Diemer also tied the RU single-game free throw percentage record by going a perfect 10-for-10 at the free throw line. For the week, the senior averaged 33.0 points on 50% shooting from the field, 50% shooting from three-point range and 95.2% shooting at the free throw line. He also averaged 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
The RU men's basketball team returns home for a pair of games this week. Rockford hosts Knox College in a non-conference game on Wednesday at 7 PM and then returns to NACC play on Saturday against Edgewood College at 4:15 PM.