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Tuttle earns First-Team All-MVC honors



This news story was published on March 4, 2014.
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Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications –

Seth Tuttle  Photo courtesy of UNI Athletics Communications

Seth Tuttle
Photo courtesy of UNI Athletics Communications

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – University of Northern Iowa junior forward Seth Tuttle has been named to the First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Team.

Along with Tuttle’s accolade, the Panthers also had sophomore guard Wes Washpun named to the MVC All-Newcomer Team and freshman guard Jeremy Morgan earned a spot on the MVC All-Freshmen Team.

Tuttle (Sheffield, Iowa/West Fork HS) led the Panthers in scoring (15.4), rebounding (7.7) and blocks (1.0) while shooting 52.4 percent from the field. Tuttle posted nine 20-point scoring games and six double-doubles. Tuttle scored a season-high 24 points vs. Bradley on Jan. 1 and at Southern Illinois on Jan. 14. Tuttle was twice named the MVC Player of the Week.

Tuttle is the 14th Panther to earn first-team All-MVC honors since UNI joined the league in the 1991-92 season.

UNI’s First-Team All-MVC Picks
Randy Blocker, 1993 & 1994
Jason Daisy, 1996 & 1997
Joe Breakenridge, 2001
Robbie Sieverding, 2002
David Gruber, 2004
Ben Jacobson, 2005 & 2006
Grant Stout, 2006
Adam Koch, 2009 & 2010
Kwadzo Ahelegbe, 2011
Seth Tuttle, 2014

Washpun (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/C.R. Washington HS/Univ. of Tennessee) led the Panthers in assists (114) and ranked second on the team in steals (28). In MVC play, Washpun shot 52.1 percent from the field and 52.4 percent from 3-point range. Washpun reached double-figures in scoring 10 times with a season-high of 18 points on two occasions.

Washpun is the 10th Panther to earn a spot on the MVC’s All-Newcomer squad since the Panthers joined the league in 1991-92.

UNI’s MVC All-Newcomer Picks
Randy Blocker, 1993
Sean Stackhouse, 1999
David Gruber, 2002
Matt Schneiderman, 2003
Ben Jacobson, 2003
Erik Crawford, 2004
Eric Coleman, 2005
Ali Farokhmanesh, 2009
Seth Tuttle, 2012
Wes Washpun, 2014

Morgan (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West HS) played in all 30 games, drew nine starts and averaged 6.0 points per game. Morgan reached double-figure scoring on eight occasions and scored a season-high 15 points in a 73-54 win over Southern Illinois on Feb. 26.

Morgan is the seventh UNI Panther to earn a spot on the MVC’s All-Freshmen team since UNI joined the league in 1991-92.

UNI’s MVC All-Freshmen Picks
Chris Foster, 2002
Ben Jacobson, 2003
Brooks McKowen, 2004
Eric Coleman, 2005
Johnny Moran, 2009
Seth Tuttle, 2012
Jeremy Morgan, 2014

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