NEW LONDON, Conn.--Connecticut College senior Shavar Bernier has been named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men´s Basketball Team. Bernier was recognized as a second team selection in the backcourt for the Camels.
Bernier set the school record for three-pointers in the Camel's final regular season game, burying six triples against Bowdoin College Feb. 13 for a career total of 203. The previous record was 200.
A 6-1 sharp-shooter, Bernier is 10th on the Camels' all-time scoring list with 1,187 points and finishes his career with 343 rebounds, 220 assists and 154 steals. He ranks second in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) in steals with 2.13 per game and is second in free throw percentage (.875) and three-pointers made (2.83).
Head coach Tom Satran '94 says he´s pleased with the conference recognition for his selfless leader, who is quick to deflect any of the individual recognition away from himself.
"I am very happy for Shavar," Satran said. "His work ethic and commitment to his coaches and teammates over the past four years has been of the highest caliber. Although I know he would quickly trade the award for a few more wins, he is unquestionably deserving of this honor."
Bernier, a human development major, is the first man in his family to attend college. While he takes pride in his on-court accomplishments and flashy numbers, it's the people at Connecticut College that he will miss the most.
"Coach has been like a father to me since I've been here," Bernier said. "I'm so lucky to have him as my coach."
March 2, 2010