Jalen Voss named a NAIA All-American

The accolades continue to pile up for Dakota Wesleyan University junior Jalen Voss, as the former Worthington Trojan has been named a NAIA Division II All-American.

Voss was selected as a NAIA Division II 3rd Team All-American Selection. Jalen Voss wrapped up an outstanding junior season by leading the Tigers in scoring, averaging 20.9 points per game. He also was the Tigers' leading rebounder, pulling down 7.4 rebounds per game, helping to lead Dakota Wesleyan to an 18-14 season. He ranked 2nd in the Great Plains Athletic Conference in both categories and for the 2nd straight season was a 1st Team All-GPAC Selection.

Voss is just the 10th player in Dakota Wesleyan Men's Basketball history All-American accolades in two or more seasons. Last year Jalen Voss was an honorable mention All-American Selection.

As a Freshman, Jalen Voss averaged 9.9 points per game and was the Co-Freshman of the Year in the GPAC conference and was an All-GPAC Honorable Mention selection. Last year as a Sophomore, Voss upped his scoring average to 14.2 points per game and 9.9 rebounds per game and earned 1st Team All-GPAC and Honorable Mention All-American Honors.

Tigers head coach Matt Wilber, in his first year as head basketball coach at Dakota Wesleyan said this of Jalen Voss' accomplishments: "The kids' just tremendous to coach. My biggest concern was not screwing him up coming in because he had been building so well. "He bought in everything I was selling him and he really worked. "He stayed in Mitchell over the summer and was in the weight room or basketball court all summer. "He really deserves all the credit he's got and all the awards he's getting because he worked. "He earned it."

Heading into his final season with the program in 2014-15, Voss’ name has already made its way into the DWU record books. He is 23rd on the Tigers’ all-time scoring list with 1,321 points, and he also has 687 rebounds and 113 blocked shots to his name. His career scoring average of 14.8 points per game is tied for 22nd in school history.

Jalen Voss is the son of Bryan Voss and Becky Bovee

Information for this story was provided by Dakota Wesleyan's athletics website at www.dwuathletics.com


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