UMHB men's basketball player wins NCAA Division III National Statistical Championship

Posted at 11:05 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 00:05:43-04

Belton, Texas – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s basketball player Layton Zinsmeister finished the 2015-16 season as the NCAA Division III leader in assist-to-turnover ratio. Zinsmeister of the first Cru men’s basketball player to win a national statistical championship since UMHB moved to NCAA Division III play in 1999-2000.

Zinsmeister, a senior point guard from College Park High School, averaged 3.87 assists per turnover during the year. He dished off 116 assists while committing just 30 turnovers in 25 games played. Zinsmeister averaged 4.6 assists per game while scoring 4.7 points per contest. He also closed out his career as UMHB’s Division III era career leader in assists with 395.

The Cru advanced to the Quarterfinals of the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament in 2015-16. Zinsmeister was Honorable Mention ASC All-West Region last season and will earn ASC All-Academic honors for the third straight year.