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Trinity's Ogundeko Receives Numerous Post-Season Awards Including All American And Athlete Of The Year

Trinity's Ogundeko Receives Numerous Post-Season Awards Including All American And Athlete Of The Year

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College men's basketball senior co-captain Ed Ogundeko (Brooklyn, N.Y.) has been named to both the and the DIII News All-American Honorable Mentions, the All-Northeast Region First Team, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III All-District Second Team, and the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Conference First Team. Ogundeko was selected for the Reese's NABC Division III College All-Star Game played on Saturday, March 18 prior to the NCAA Division III Finals in Salem, Va. and scored 14 points with 12 boards to help the East All-Stars to a 139-116 victory.  Most recently, Ogundeko received Trinity's George Sheldon McCook Trophy as the College's senior male athlete of the year.

The Bantams, led by Head Coach James Cosgrove (7th season), finished the season with a 16-10 overall record and tied Wesleyan for fourth place in the NESCAC with a 6-4 mark against the league. Trinity downed the Cardinals on the road, 51-49, in the NESCAC Quarterfinals, courtesy of a last-second basket by Ogundeko, before falling to Middlebury at Tufts, 76-60, in the league semifinals.

Ogundeko, the 2015 NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, made the jump to the All-NESCAC First Team after earning second team honors last year as a junior. The senior center paces the league in rebounding for the second year in a row with 11.5 per game (16th in nation) and is sixth among conference leaders with 1.6 blocks per game, helping the Bantams allow the fewest points per game (65.3) in the league. Ogundeko provided a major offensive presence in the lane as well for the Bantams this winter, averaging 16.6 ppg (6th in NESCAC) while shooting 54.2 percent from the field. He also shot 64.1 percent from the foul line and made 17 steals while playing in 25 games this season. In his tremendous career, Ogundeko finished second all-time at Trinity in blocked shots with 154 and third all-time with 993 rebounds, while totaling 1,275 points and shooting 50.3 percent from the field in 107 games (tied College record).  graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and a political science major, he is the son of Bunmi Ogundeko.

Trinity Athletic Awards information

DIII News All-American information All-American information

D3 Hoops All-Northeast Region information

NABC All-District information 

All-NESCAC information