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Spencer Niekamp
  • Spencer Niekamp#40 Spencer Niekamp

    Senior, Forward
    6-6, 220
    St. Henry, Ohio/St. Henry

     

    2011-12: First Team All-OAC…Academic All-OAC honorable mention…OAC player of the Week (Nov. 21)… Buffalo State Coles Classic All-Tournament Team (Dec. 16-17)…D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region Third Team… NABC Division III All-District Great Lakes Second Team… All-OAC Tournament Team… Buzz Ridl Classic Most Outstanding Player (Nov. 18-19)…seventh in the conference in field goal percentage…eighth in the conference in minutes played…ninth in the conference in free throw percentage…tenth in the conference in scoring and 3-point field goal percentage…Started all 29 games…led the team with 14.2 points per game, 14 blocked shots, and 142 field goals made…second on the team with 93 free throws made, 896 minutes played, and 41 offensive rebounds… fourth on the team with 31 assists and 22 steals
     

    2010-11: Started 15 of 27 games he appeared in … shot 42.9 percent from 3-point range … averaged 8.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest … recorded 12 blocks, which tied for third on the team … Prolific three-point shooter who spearheaded Capital’s outside offense…Hit two treys and added 10 points in opening season win over Brookyln (11/19)…Led CU’s bench scorers with 10 points and a pair of treys in win at Wilmington (12/9)…Scored 11 points, tallied five rebounds, and was a perfect 3-of-3 from three-point range in win over Mount Union (12/11)…Scored 10 points and paced team with three assists against Thomas More (12/16)…Second on team with three steals in win over Heidelberg (12/18)…Scored a season-high 14 points that included going 5-of-6 from three-point range in win over Ohio Northern (12/20).

    2009-10: Started 21 of the 26 games he appeared in … named to the All-OAC Tournament team … shot 54.8 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range … shot free throws at an 81.3 percent clip … averaged 10.0 points and 3.4 rebounds … blocked 13 shots … Placed second in the OAC in three-point field goal percentage... Tallied 11 points against Ohio Northern (12/2), Otterbein (12/5), Baldwin-Wallace (12/12), Muskingum (12/19) and Hanover (12/29)... Compiled 13 points against Denison (12/28)... Drained three three-point field goals and finished with 13 points at Otterbein (1/30)... Hit a season-high five three-point field goals while compiling 21 points and eight rebounds in the win at Heidelberg (2/11)... Netted three trays and finished with 11 points at John Carroll (2/13)... Scored 22 points in the OAC Tournament Quarterfinal win over Baldwin-Wallace (2/24)... Led the Crusaders with a career- high 27 points and four 3-point field goals in the season-ending loss to Wilmington (2/26) in the OAC Tournament semifinals.

    High School: Earned three letters in basketball and two in football... Played basketball for his father, Joe Niekamp... Earned first team all-conference honors... Named to the district all-star squad.

    Personal: Born on December 13, 1990, he is the son of Joseph and Cheryl Niekamp... Majoring in marketing… His brother, Ross, was a four-year letterwinner and two-time OAC champion for the Crusader basketball team from 2005 to 2009 … hopes for a career in marketing … favorite class at Capital is Business Seminar

    Career Highs
    Points: 27, vs. Wilmington (2/26/10)
    Rebounds: 8, at Heidelberg (2/11/10)
    Assists: 3, four times