Nelson Named Men's Basketball MVP

MOUNT PLEASANT - Junior Kevin Nelson was named the 2005 Central Michigan University men's basketball Most Valuable Player and seniors Tom Pantlind and Robert Sevalia each took home two awards as the Chippewas put a formal end to the season with an awards banquet on Sunday.

Kevin Nelson led Central Michigan in scoring with 17.0 points per game, a mark that ranked fourth in the Mid-American Conference. He was named honorable mention All-MAC after leading the league and ranking 16th nationally with 3.12 three-pointers per game.

Tom Pantlind received the Scholar-Athlete Award and the Brent Edwards Memorial Unsung Player Award. The forward started 20 games this season as a fifth-year senior. He averaged 5.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. He sports a 3.32 grade point average.

Robert Sevalia was named the Inspirational Player Award winner and the Defensive Award honoree. He averaged 6.4 points and 2.6 rebounds while notching 21 steals.

Redshirt freshman Jeff Bohnhoff (Saginaw/Nouvel Catholic Central) was tabbed the most improved player after starting three games as a walk-on and averaging 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds.

Grand Rapids senior Steve Schwanda received the Rose Rowdie Sixth Man Award for the third straight year.

2004-05 CMU Men's Basketball Team Awards

Scholar-Athlete Award: Tom Pantlind

Brent Edwards Memorial Unsung Player Award: Tom Pantlind

Inspirational Player Award: Robert Sevalia

Defensive Player Award: Robert Sevalia

Most Improved Player Award: Jeff Bohnhoff

Most Valuable Player Award: Kevin Nelson

Rose Rowdie Sixth Man Award: Steve Schwanda

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