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Ben Averkamp
Ben Averkamp

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Germantown, Wis.

High School:
Germantown

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 235

Position:
F


06/25/2013

Eighty-Five Ramblers Named To 2012-13 Academic Honor Roll

Eighteen members of women's soccer team recognized

04/22/2013

Loyola Places Seven Student-Athletes On Horizon League Winter All-Academic Teams

Six members of Horizon League champion track & field squads recognized

04/11/2013

Averkamp Named To Division I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team

Senior forward earns distinction for second straight season

03/14/2013

Averkamp And Thomas Recognized By College Sports Madness

Forwards earn All-Horizon League status from website

03/05/2013

Loyola's Season Ends in Heartbreaking Fashion At Youngstown State, 62-60

Ramblers drop seventh game by three points or less this season

2012-13: Garnered Second Team All-Horizon League honors for the second straight season and wrapped up his career as one of only 19 players in Loyola history to accumulate over 1,000 points and 500 rebounds ... Named Capital One Second Team Academic All-America to become the first Academic All-American in Loyola men's basketball history ... Capital One First Team Academic All-District V pick ... Three-time Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month selection (November, December and January) ... Was one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award ... Led the team with 14.8 ppg and shared the team lead with 6.5 rpg ... Closed out his career ranked 17th on Loyola's career scoring chart (1,360) and 19th on the rebounding list (635) ... Fell two blocks shy of becoming the only player in Rambler annals with 1,300 points, 600 rebounds, 150 assists and 150 blocked shots ... For the second straight year, was one of only two players to rank among the top five in the Horizon League in both scoring and rebounding ... Missed six outings in February due to concussion symptoms ... Scored in double digits on 19 occasions and totaled 20 or more points four times, including a season-best 27-point effort in a victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore ... Named to the USF All-Tournament Team in November after putting up 20.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.0 apg, and 2.0 bpg in three games ... Reached double figures in scoring in eight of the first nine outings of the year and produced 24 points, five boards, two assists and four blocks against Western Michigan ... Had one of his best performances of the season in a hard-fought 73-61 loss at No. 19 Michigan State, totaling 25 points, eight boards, and a pair of assists, while hitting 4-of-8 tries from beyond the arc ... Drained all 13 of his attempts from the free throw line en route to 17 points in a win at Saint Peter's ... Totaled three double doubles - at Northern Illinois (15 points, 10 boards), at Chicago State (18 points, 11 rebounds) and versus Milwaukee (22 points, 12 boards) ... Opened Horizon League play in spectacular fashion, contributing 16 points, five boards, five assists, four blocks, and a steal in a 63-54 victory at eventual regular-season and tournament champion Valparaiso ... Scored in double figures in a season-best seven consecutive contests, January 11 - February 2 ... Came off the bench at Youngstown State in the first round of the Horizon League Championship to produce 14 points, nine rebounds, and three assists ... Averaged 25.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2.5 bpg, and shot 56 percent (19-for-34) from the field, and 100 percent (11-for-11) from the foul line in a pair of neutral site contests ... Was a Preseason Second Team All-Horizon League selection ... Member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12: Named Second Team All-Horizon League after leading the team with 15.4 ppg and 7.1 rpg, to go with 2.6 apg and 0.9 bpg ... Became the first Rambler since Blake Schilb in 2006-07 to earn All-Horizon League accolades ... Is the first Rambler since Schilb in 2004-05 to lead the team in both scoring and rebounding ... Is the first frontcourt player since Paul McMillan in 2003-04 to lead the team in scoring ... Named to the National Jesuit Honor Roll on three occasions ... Named Horizon League Player of the Week on February 20 to become the first Rambler since Justin Cerasoli on February 23, 2009, to earn the honor ... Was a Capital One First Team Academic All-District V selection ... Chosen Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for February ... Missed two games (vs. Cleveland State and Youngstown State) in early February due to concussion symptoms to snap a string of consecutive starts at 61 games ... Scored in double figures on 21 occasions, 10 times scoring 20 or more points ... Registered four double doubles ... Was a key figure in Loyola's victories, averaging 20.9 ppg, 7.9 rpg and shooting 50 percent (59-for-117) from the field in the Ramblers' wins ... Was one of only two players to rank among the top five in the Horizon League in both scoring and rebounding ... Tossed in 19 points and pulled down seven rebounds at Kansas State ... Scored a career-best 31 points and hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer as Loyola capped a 14-point, second-half comeback in a 57-55 victory at Toledo ... Scored 20 or more points in four consecutive games, December 10-22 ... Totaled 20 points and 11 rebounds in a New Year's Eve contest against Detroit ... Scored 23 points in road games at Youngstown State and Butler ... Tallied 19 points, 10 boards and five assists in a victory at Bradley ... Tossed in 21 points and pulled down nine rebounds at Valparaiso ... Torched Green Bay for 26 points and 10 rebounds at Gentile Arena ... Put up 20 points, eight boards and four assists in a Horizon League Championship game at Detroit ... Averaged 20.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.5 apg and 1.0 spg, while shooting 56 percent (30-for-54) from the field in the final four outings of the season ... Selected to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll, Horizon League Men's Basketball All-Academic Team and I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team.

2010-11: Only Rambler to start all 31 contests and was the highest-scoring sophomore in the Horizon League with 12.0 ppg ... Also ranked tied for fourth in the conference in blocked shots (1.6 bpg) ... Scored in double digits on 20 occasions and did so in 16 of the final 21 outings ... Nearly doubled his scoring average (12.0) from his freshman season (6.2) ... Averaged 13.7 ppg over the final 20 contests after posting 9.8 ppg in the first 10 games of the season ... Named to the Nick Kladis Classic All-Tournament Team in November after putting up 11.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, 2.0 bpg and 1.7 spg as Loyola won all three contests ... Was a huge force from mid-December on, with his breakout performance coming versus then No. 5 Kansas State when he tallied 17 points, seven rebounds and four blocks ... Followed that up with 17 points and eight caroms at DePaul ... Tossed in a career-high 19 points at Green Bay ... Scored in double digits in nine straight games, January 13 - February 12 ... Recorded his first career double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds in a home win versus Youngstown State ... Went for 18 points and 10 boards, for his second career double-double, in a home win over Green Bay ... Notched 15 points, six rebounds and two blocks at Detroit in a Horizon League Championship First Round game ... Shot 51 percent (67-for-131) from the field away from home ... His 49 blocked shots ranked seventh on Loyola's single-season chart ... Member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2009-10: Ranked second in the Horizon League with 1.5 bpg ... Became the first freshman to lead Loyola in total blocks since Javan Goodman in 1995-96 ... His 44 total blocks were the most by a Rambler since Majak Kou in 2005-06 (45) and ranks tied for ninth on the Loyola single-season chart ... His 6.2 ppg ranked second among Horizon League freshmen, while his 3.7 rpg ranked second ... Scored in double figures on eight occasions ... Loyola was 8-3 when he scored eight or more points ... First Loyola true freshman to start a season opener since 2005 ... Put up six points, six rebounds, two blocks and a pair of steals in the season opener at Kansas State ... Tallied 12 points and grabbed five boards in the home opener versus Canisius ... Tossed in 10 points in a buzzer-beating road victory at Bradley ... Recorded season highs of 17 points and nine rebounds versus Albany ... Tallied 10 points, hitting all four of his field goal attempts and both tries from the foul line, against St. Francis (Ill.) ... Posted six points, eight boards and a season-best five blocks at UIC ... Averaged 11.5 ppg and 4.0 rpg in a pair of contests versus Youngstown State ... Scored 12 points in back-to-back games versus Youngstown State and Cleveland State in February ... Accounted for 10 points in the regular-season finale against Green Bay ... Made 9 of his final 12 (.750) field goal attempts ... Averaged 8.1 ppg and 5.0 rpg in Loyola's wins, compared to 4.6 ppg and 2.6 rpg in its losses ... Averaged 7.0 ppg and 4.1 rpg, while shooting 55 percent (42-for-77) from the field, at Gentile Arena.

High School: Had a decorated prep career, finishing as Germantown's all-time leader with 1,156 points, while also racking up 730 rebounds, 290 blocks and 232 assists ... Two-time North Shore Conference Player of the Year ... As a senior, helped Germantown to a 21-3 overall record and the state quarterfinals ... Was one of three unanimous Division I Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association First Team All-State selections in 2008-09 ... During his senior campaign, tallied 18.9 ppg and 12.0 rpg per route to Gatorade Wisconsin Player of the Year recognition ... As a junior, earned WBCA First Team All-State honors along with first team all-conference accolades, while helping Germantown to a 22-2 record and its first-ever state tournament appearance ... Contributed 16.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 5.0 bpg and 3.0 apg in 2007-08 ... High school coach was Steve Showalter ... Played AAU for Wisconsin Swing ... Academic all-state selection and was his class valedictorian ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Rob and Janice Averkamp ... Born February 25, 1991 ... Majoring in biology.

Averkamp's Career Statistics

Year
G-GS
Min-MPG
FG-FGA
FG%
3FG-3FGA
3FG%
FT-FTA
FT%
Reb
Ast
TO
Blk
St
Pts
PPG
RPG
APG
2009-10
30-28
569-19.0
76-150
.507
4-17
.235
31-46
.674
112
19
21
44
16
187
6.2
3.7
0.6
2010-11
31-31
939-30.3
142-297
.478
17-56
.304
71-88
.807
163
48
36
49
22
372
12.0
5.3
1.5
2011-12
28-27
965-34.5
166-385
.431
26-68
.382
72-101
.713
198
73
64
26
23
430
15.4
7.1
2.6
2012-13
25-23
799-32.0
126-269
.468
12-41
.293
107-129
.829
162
43
54
29
18
371
14.8
6.5
1.7
Totals
114-109
3272-28.7
510-1101
.463
59-182
.324
281-364
.772
635
183
175
148
79
1360
11.9
5.6
1.6