The Appalachian Athletic Conference announced the awards for the 2012-213 season for Men's basketball. E'Jay Ward, a senior from Chattanooga, TN, has earned Player of the Year honors as well as Defensive Player of the Year for the conference. Ward has scored 158 points for the Bulldogs this season and has 66 rebounds. More importantly than the points and rebounds, is the number of steals and assists. Ward has accumulated not only this season but in his career. So far this season he has 149 assists and 76 steals. He is currently ranked 5th in NAIA DIvision II in Total steals and in 11th with Total assists. Ward averages 7.84 assists a game. Ward scored his 1,000th career point this season. He currently holds the school record for most steals in a season, steals per game in a season, most steals in a career, in addition to most assists for season, and assists per game, which he has surpassed this season.
Ward and Desmond Crisp were named to the First Team All-Conference. Crisp is a senior from Bolivar, TN, who has scored 455 points and has 68 rebounds. Crisp has 47 assists so far this season and 30 steals. On the Second team All Conference was Zamarius McLendon and the Third team All Conference included Tyler Burse. McLendon, a senior from Clarksville, TN, has scored 408 points for the Bulldogs and pulled down 234 rebounds. Burse has put up 306 points and has 135 rebounds. Burse is a junior from Layfette, Ga.
Coach Mike Poe was named as the AAC Coach of the Year. This is Poe's 2nd straight year to receive this honor.
Michael Nicolo and Arden Beeler were both named to the AAC All-Academic Team.