Nebraska Wesleyan University senior point guard Nick Dinan was named to the First-Team of the All-Independent men’s basketball team that was announced by the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I). Sophomores Eric Jackson and Trevor Johnson were named to the All-Independent Second-Team.
Dinan (Omaha, Neb.) was named All-Independent for the second time in his career as he earned honorable mention All-AD3I as a sophomore in 2010. Dinan led the team with 57 steals on the season, the third highest single season total in NWU history. He finished his career ranked second on the all-time career steal list with 179. Dinana played in 103 games during his career, making 86 consecutive starts to finish his career.
Jackson (Lincoln, Neb.) was the team’s leading scorer and earned his first All-AD3I honor. He was named AD3I Player of the Week during January. Jackson averaged 11.5 points per game and led the Prairie Wolves with 58 made 3-pointers. The Lincoln Southeast product scored in double figures in 14 games during the 2011-12 season, scoring over 20 points in five games.
Johnson (Lincoln, Neb.) also received his first All-Independent selection. Johnson was second on the team in scoring at 11.4 points per game, and led the team in rebounding at 4.8 boards per game. He also was the team leader in field goal percentage at 52.6 percent. Johnson scored in double figures of 19 of 26 games played.
Nebraska Wesleyan finished the 2011-12 season with a 12-14 overall record.
The All-Independent men’s basketball teams were selected by the men’s basketball coaches from AD3I member schools. The AD3I consists of 10 NCAA Division III Independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions.