Wallis and Thompson Earn All-America Honors by D3hoops.com
St. Louis, Mo., March 22, 2010 – Washington University in St. Louis graduate student point guard Sean Wallis and senior guard Aaron Thompson, Elida, Ohio (Elida) were named to the 2010 D3hoops.com and DIII News Men’s Basketball All-America Teams, as announced by the Web site and magazine.
Wallis was a first-team honoree on both All-America teams, while Thompson earned third-team accolades. Wallis and Thompson are the sixth and seventh player in school history to earn All-America accolades in multiple seasons.
Wallis, a first-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) and D3hoops.com all-Midwest Region honoree, wrapped up his illustrious career as the UAA and Washington University all-time leader in assists, and is ranked seventh in Division III history with 773 assists. He also finished 13th on the Washington U. all-time scoring list with 1,216 points.
The 2010 UAA Most Valuable Player averaged 12.7 points and a UAA-best 7.7 assists per game for the Bears. He also led the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6), and was fifth in free-throw percentage (.819). Wallis picked up his offensive game during UAA play averaging 14.2 points per game, including a career-best 29 points in a 92-82 victory at No. 21 ranked Brandeis University on Feb. 12. He was a second-team D3hoops.com All-America selection in 2009.
Thompson, a first-team all-UAA and second-team D3hoops.com all-Midwest Region honoree, averaged a conference-best 17.3 points per game for the Bears. He also led the league in three-pointers made (69) and was seventh in steals (1.4 spg). A D3hoops.com first-team All-America selection in 2009, Thompson scored in double figures in 23 of 27 games played, and dropped in a career-best 31 points in a 76-71 victory at Illinois Wesleyan University on Nov. 21.
Thompson finished his four-year career ranked first in school history in games played (119), second in three-pointers made (289), third in scoring (1,591), fourth in steals (163) and sixth in assists (340).
The 2008 and 2009 NCAA Division III national champions ended the season with a 24-3 overall record, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bears also captured their 10th UAA title with a 13-1 conference mark.