The post-season basketball honors continue to fall on Hope College senior guard David Krombeen of Grandville (Grandville HS).
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today (Thursday) named Krombeen a Division III first team All-American,. He is one of just eight players from the 405 Division III programs to be named to the first team.
He becomes Hope's seventh alltime NABC Division III All-American, joining Chip Henry (1st team, 1984). Eric Elliott (3rd team, 1990 and 1991); Wade Gugino (3rd team, 1992); Duane Bosma (3rd team, 1995); Joel Holstege (2nd team, 1997 and 1st team, 1998; and Stephen Cramer (3rd team, 2007.)
He earlier was named the most valuable player in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) and was the leading vote-getter on the NABC Great Lakes Division III all-region team.
On Saturday Krombeen will participate in Reese's Division III College Allstar game in Salem, Va., one of an elite group of 19 players chosen by the NABC to play prior to the men's Division III national championship game.
Krombeen was a four-year starter. Hope during his career posted a 92-25 record, advancing to the NCAA championships all four years. Krombeen ended as Hope's second alltime leader in career assists (463) and steals (241). He averaged 14.8 point per game this season and ended with a career average of 10.0. He was co-captain of the team as both a junior and senior. This past season he was named the conference player of the week three times.