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Koonkaew, Robertson Earn All-WIAC Honorable Mention

March 1, 2007

Falcon basketball players Jontae Koonkaew (Fr., Apple Valley, Minn.) and Nate Robertson (Fr., Forest Lake, Minn.) have both earned honorable mention to the 2007 All-WIAC team.

"It's great to see that Nate and Jontae have been recognized by the coaches in the league for their overall play," said Falcon Coach Jeff Berkhof. "As freshmen, they adjusted to the college game very well and were two of our better players. They both have very bright futures and will be counted on to be two of our mainstays in the upcoming years."

Koonkaew, a 5-8 guard, finished third in scoring for the Falcons with a 13.2 average. He averaged 3.7 rebounds a game and led the Falcons in assists (82). He had 26 steals, second on the team. He finished 111-247 (.449) from the field, including 24-74 (.324) from behind the arc. He was 96-121 (.793) from the line. He was named the team's Player of the Week on Feb. 5. Koonkaew finished 15th in scoring, fourth in assists and seventh in free throw percentage in the WIAC. He started 19 games and played in all 26 contests and scored in double digits in 20 games. He led the team in assists 13 times and in steals nine times. Koonkaew had a career high 23 points in a game against Stout on Jan. 31 and he twice had 11 rebounds in a game - against Macalester on Nov. 25 and against North Central on Dec. 29. He had a career-high eight assists in a game against St. Thomas on Dec. 30.

Robertson, a 6-7 forward, led the Falcons in scoring (14.6) rebounding (6.8) in blocked shots (43) and steals (28). He also had 23 assists. He was 142-248 (.573) from the field and 80-139 (.576) from the line. Robertson was named the team's Player of the Week on Feb. 12, Jan. 29 and Nov. 27. He finished seventh in scoring, sixth in rebounding, second in field goal shooting percentage and third in blocks in the WIAC. He started 25 games and scored in double digits in 20 contests. He led the team in rebounding 14 times and had double digit rebounds six times. He led the Falcons in assists twice and he led the team in steals nine times. Robertson scored a career-high 26 points twice - in a game against Macalester on Nov. 25 and in a game against Whitewater on Feb. 10. He had a career-high 15 rebounds in the game against Macalester.

They were two of only three freshmen to be named to the first or earn All-WIAC honorable mention in 2007.

The Falcons finished 10-16 overall and 5-11 in the WIAC.

Koonkaew G FG FGA PCT 3FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT REB AVE A TO BS ST PTS AVE
2006-07 26 111 247 .449 24 74 .32 96 121 .793 95 3.7 82 87 0 26 342 13.2

Robertson G FG FGA PCT 3FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT REB AVE A TO BS ST PTS AVE
2006-07 25 142 248 .573 0 1 .000 80 139 .576 170 6.8 23 49 43 28 364 14.6

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