MEQUON, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin’s Athletic Department has announced that Eric Kittel, an all-region and record holding standout for the Men's Basketball program, has been chosen for the 2016-17 Male Career Achievement Award.
CUWFalcons.com released the department's four major awards from the 2016-17 season this week and will announce the Scholar-Athletes on Friday. The awards are selected by a small committee of coaches and athletic department personnel.
The career achievement award winners are student-athletes who must have participated in a sport at CUW for four years. Each Falcons team can nominate one student-athlete for the honor.
Kittel (Brillion, Wis.) ended an impressive four seasons with the Falcons this past spring and earned D3Hoops.com All-Central Region Third Team honors to conclude his career. The senior was an outstanding scorer and passer during his time, setting the program’s all-time scoring record with 1,541 points and made a record 263 3-pointers and 532 field goals.
The guard finished third all-time with 414 assists and also stole 218 passes, which were the second most all-time. His point total is sixth all-time in the NACC, while his assist and steal totals rank fourth and tied for second.
Kittel may have had his best performance in the final game of his career, netting a career-best 31 points (six 3-pointers) and scored 10 of those points over the game’s final 38 seconds of the NACC Tournament Championship game at No. 11 Benedictine.
He was a three-year All-NACC First Team performer and was also on the All-NACC Freshman Team. The 5-foot-8 lefty helped the Falcons to 64 victories during his four years, including 51 league wins. During the 2014-15 season, Kittel guided the program to an appearance in the NCAA Tournament after winning the NACC Tournament Championship.