News • June 09, 2017

Michael Smith claims another player-of-the-year award for CBU

Michael Smith

Riverside, Calif. (June 8, 2017) – Michael Smith, an all-American senior guard for California Baptist University this past season, was named the “Area College Men’s Player of the Year” by The Press-Enterprise. The announcement comes on the heels of Cassidy Mihalko winning the Women’s Athlete of the Year award from the PE.

Head coach Rick Croy called Smith the “best player” in Lancer men’s basketball history. During Smith’s career, CBU advanced to the NCA Division II playoffs all four years and had an impressive 104-23 overall record. This past season, Smith averaged 24.9 points (third best national average) and finished his career as the all-time leading scorer at CBU and in the PacWest with 2,031 career points. Smith is a two-time PacWest Player of the Year, D-II West Region Player of the Year, top-10 finalist for the Bevo Francis Award, six-time All-American honoree and PacWest Tournament MVP.

Smith graduated this past spring with a degree in business administration.

Read the PE story here.  

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