Hemer, Four Student-Athletes Honored By USBWA

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo Women's Basketball head coach Scott Hemer was named Rochester Area Coach of the Year while women's basketball seniors Kara Houppert and Katie Durand along with men's basketball seniors John Decker and Justin Ringen each earned first-team selections on the Rochester Chapter of the United States Basketball Writers' Association (USBWA) Division II & III teams. 

Hemer led the 2016-17 Knights to a 28-2 record, marking the winningest season in program history. The 10th-year coach also guided the squad to its third-straight NCAA Division III Tournament, as Geneseo advanced to Round of 16 for the second time in three years.

Durand and Houppert add to their postseason accolades after being named all-conference selections. Houppert was also selected as a D3hoops.com All-Region second-teamer.

Decker and Ringen were also both all-conference selections as they led the Knights to their sixth-consecutive SUNYAC Tournament appearance, finishing the season with a 14-12 mark. Both seniors reached the 1,000-point milestone in Geneseo's playoff meeting with Oneonta on Feb. 21.