This release is courtesy of Babson Sports Information.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—After being selected as the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Northeast District Player of the Year on Wednesday, Babson College senior Joey Flannery (Acton, Mass.) collected All-America first-team honors for the third year in a row on Thursday afternoon. His coach, Stephen Brennan was also honored as the NABC Northeast District Coach of the Year.
The only four-time player of the year in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) history and the only three-time All-America selection in school history, Flannery is averaging 23.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists this winter while shooting 46.1 percent from the floor. He has scored a single-season program record 703 points, made a career-best 73 three-pointers and is just four field goals shy of passing Tom Groth's '84 record of 240, which was set during the 1983-84 campaign.
One of the top players in Division III history, Flannery is the active NCAA leader and sits in 11th place all-time with 2,573 points. He also ranks first in program history in made field goals (847) and made free throws (679), third in three-point field goals (200), sixth in free throw percentage (80.8), seventh in rebounds (763) and ninth in assists (287).
Flannery, who was selected as the 2016 NABC Player of the Year, is averaging 22.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 47.8 percent in 117 career starts.
Brennan, who earned his second NABC Northeast District Coach of the Year award in three years, has led the program to unprecedented success over the last four years. The Green and White has made four straight NCAA Tournament appearance, reached three consecutive Sweet 16's and is returning to the Final Four for the second time in three years.
Brennan has guided the Beavers to an overall mark of 101-18 mark over the last four years, which includes 81 wins since the start of the 2014-15 campaign. The program also has won three straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season titles and became the first team in conference history to go unbeaten in league play this winter.
No. 3 Babson (29-2), which is making its second Division III Final Four appearance in the last three years, will take on top-ranked Whitman (31-0) in a national semifinal contest at 5 p.m. in Salem, Va.