St. Peter, Minn. – Gustavus Adolphus seniors Ben Biewen (Sr., Edina, Minn.) and Jim Hill (Sr., Edina, Minn.) have been named to the 2012-13 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team. The former Edina High School standouts become the second high school teammate duo to receive the honor together in the past five years. The last tandem to do so was Eastview’s pair of Zach Johnson (Carleton) and B.J. Viau (St. Thomas) in 2008-09.
With the announcement, Ben Biewen earns All-Conference honors for the first time in his career after being named to the MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention team last season. The senior was second on the team in scoring with 350 points, and also grabbed 92 rebounds, dished out 82 assists, and recorded 45 steals. Those figures gave him an average of 14.6 points (7th/MIAC), 3.8 rebounds (2nd/team), 3.4 assists (6th/MIAC), and 1.9 steals (5th/MIAC) per game this season. His 45 steals aided in landing him on the All-Defensive team for the first time in his tenure wearing the Black and Gold.
The Edina native was also one of Gustavus’ most efficient scorers this season, shooting .516 from the field (15th/MIAC), .403 from the three-point line (8th/MIAC), and .851 at the free throw line (4th/MIAC). A senior captain, Biewen capped off his trio of honors by being named to the All-Sportsmanship team. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.
For his career, Biewen played in 102 games, finishing with 757 points (7.4 ppg), 217 rebounds (2.1 rbg), 206 assists (2.0 apg), and 105 steals. He shot .462 (254-550) from the floor, .358 (58-162) from three, and .853 (191-224) from the line.
After being dubbed the MIAC Sixth Man-of-the-Year last season, Jim Hill solidified his spot on the 2012-13 MIAC All-Conference team for the first time in his collegiate career after starting every game for Gustavus this season. Hill led the Gusties in scoring with 375 points and an average of 15.6 points per game, which ranked sixth in the MIAC.
The senior captain also led the team in rebounding after swiping 111 rebounds (4.6 rpg). He shot .483 (140-290) from the floor and .796 (78-98) from the charity stripe, which ranked 19th and sixth in the MIAC, respectively. Hill finished the season with a career-high three double-doubles, the most in a single season since Trevor Wittwer `08 notched four double-doubles in the 2007-08 season. Hill finished with five double-doubles in his career.
In his four years donning the Three Crowns, Hill played in 91 games, scored 886 points (9.7 ppg) and pulled down 326 rebounds (3.6 rpg). The Edina native was a career .444 (335-755) shooter from the field, including a .343 (62-181) mark from three-point range, and made .748 (154-206) of his free throws.
The Gusties finished the 2012-13 season with a record of 13-11 overall, 10-9 MIAC.