Nicolaas (Nick) Kamlade, III won the David Terry award from
the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA) and the Pete Maravich
Memorial Award from the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
in March, 2010. Kamlade is the second Multnomah player to receive
the Maravich award and the first to receive the David Terry award. Henry
Barrera won the Maravich award in 1998. Both awards are the highest honor
that each association gives out to an individual player.
The David Terry Award
The ACCA presents the David Terry Award to the basketball
player who shows excellence in the game, in Christian service and in
The Maravich Award
The NCCAA gives the Maravich award to college senior athletes who
exhibit vital Christian testimony on and off the court, outstanding leadership
qualities, high skills and good academic standing.
Originally, Kamlade only wanted to go to Bible college for a year and planned
to become a diesel mechanic. Eventually, men's basketball coach Curt Bickley
convinced Kamlade to come to Multnomah for a full four years and play
basketball. After Kamlade graduates from Multnomah this spring with a Bible
degree and a history minor, he plans to pursue a two-year diesel certificate.
At Multnomah, Kamlade has been a starter for all four seasons and served
as team captain for the last two. During his basketball career, Kamlade scored
2298 points - the second-highest all-time scorer at Multnomah - and led his
team in steals during all four years. Kamlade holds several career records at
Multnomah: first in games played (141);
second in assists (526); first in free throws made (583); and first in free
throws attempted (801).
He raised support to go on two separate mission trips to Taiwan, where
he worked with kids at basketball clinics and church youth groups. Kamlade
visits twice a month with wheelchair-bound children at the Providence
Children's hospital in Portland, Oregon. He also helps with a free basketball
clinic on a Native American Indian reservation in Washington State each year. Kamlade
is a Bible and Theology major and is very involved in his local church.
"As Nick's head coach, I am
so pleased that he won these awards because I
believe that, above all else, this is what the sports program at Multnomah
University is meant to represent," Coach Curt Bickley said. "Nick spent four
years at Multnomah, will graduate on time, never missed a practice or was ever late,
got involved in our ministry outreach for four years and was a great
player on the floor as well."
really appreciated and cherished the four years Nick has been here at Multnomah
University," Athletic Director Lois Vos said. "He has truly earned these
awards, and I am very proud of him. Nick has the proud honor of being the
second recipient in Multnomah's history to receive this highest basketball
award. It's been a blessing that we have the opportunity for young men like
Nick to play basketball here at Multnomah, and we would like to keep this
University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian
institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon. Made up of an
undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, a graduate school, an adult
degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah
issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.