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Multnomah Athletes Hodges & Walker Earn NCCAA and ACCA All-American Honors

2/28/2013
Four Multnomah Lions basketball players were honored with regional awards for their performance this season: Austin Hodges, David Walker, Steve Bustrin, and Erik Mendoza. Coach Curt Bickley was also named the West Region Coach of the Year. Players attended an ACCA award banquet for student athletes where they were able to meet former Duke basketball player Christian Laettner who made an appearance and spent time with the athletes (pictured here with Bustrin and Mendoza).
 
The players' award-winning performances contribute to the team's Western Region Champion title and championship playoff berths in the ACCA and NCCAA.
 

Austin Hodges

Austin Hodges was named ACCA All-American and NCCAA All-American for the second consecutive year. He received the MVP honor for the NCCAA West Region. Hodges has earned All-American honors from either the ACCA or NCCAA each season he’s played and has also won the MVP for the NCAA West Region twice - his first MVP coming during his freshman season at Portland Bible College.
 

David Walker

David Walker was named ACCA All-American and received the ACCA Academic All-American award and the NCCAA Scholar Athlete award. Last season, Walker was named ACCA 2nd team All-American and received academic honors from the NCCAA and ACCA. Walker was also named NCCAA West Region First team.
 

Steve Bustrin and Erik Mendoza

Junior guards Steve Bustrin and Erik Mendoza received the NCCAA West Region Second Team honors. Bustrin led the NCCAA in Assists per game at 6.8 and Erik Mendoza in his last 8 games prior to the West Region tournament, averaged 25.6 points per game.
 

Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA) National Championship

  • Dates: February 27 - March 2, 2013
  • Location: Joplin, MO
  • Number of Teams: 12
  • MU Seed: 5th 
  • MU First Game: Wednesday at 7:15 local time vs. Emmaus
  • MU Tournament History: 2012 Third Place

National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Championship

  • Dates: March 5-9, 2013
  • Location: Springfield, MO
  • Host School: Central Bible College
  • Number of Teams: 12
  • MU Tournament History: 2007 8th Place
  • MU Seed: 9th 
  • MU First Game: Tuesday March 5th at 6:00vs. Manhattan Chr. College
 

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More Information

For more information about Multnomah University's athletics programs, including men's basketball, women's volleyball, and intramurals, contact the Athletics Department at 503-251-5395 or athletics@multnomah.edu.
 
For more information about Multnomah University, contact Kristin Kendall at 503-251-6452 or procom@multnomah.edu
 

About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada and Seattle, Washington. 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, master's, and doctorate degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.