York College basketball senior Dalton Myers was named the 2018 Capital Athletic Conference Men's Scholar Athlete of the Year on Tuesday.
Myers is the fifth Spartan athlete to earn the Male Scholar Athlete of the Year award. He joins Aaron Myers (1998, baseball), Brandon Bushey (2005 & 2006, men's basketball), Chris Brower (2007, baseball) and Tyler Hutson (2015, men's lacrosse) as previous winners of the award.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a senior with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 while also demonstrating athletic success and being a major contributor to his program's success.
Myers played as a graduate student for the Spartans after graduating last May with a 3.73 GPA as a biology major and a psychology minor. Myers is pursing his masters of business administration degree and he earned a 3.75 GPA during the course of the 2017-18 academic year.
Myers earned College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District IV honors this season. He is an eight-time member of the York College Dean's List and a four time CAC All-Academic selection.
On the floor, Myers earned first-team All-CAC accolades for the second time in his career, helping the Spartans earn regular-season and tournament championships. He led York to its fifth NCAA Division III Tournament appearance.
During his senior year, the 6-foot, 7-inch Myers averaged 17.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocked shots per game. He shot 54.7 percent from the floor, 39.6 percent from 3-point range and 76.3 percent from the free-throw line. He was fourth in the league in scoring, fifth in field-goal percentage, ninth in 3-point field-goal percentage and sixth in free-throw-shooting percentage.
After the season, Myers was named as one of 10 national finalists for the Jostens Award, which honors the top D-III basketball players based on playing ability, academic prowess and community service. He earned National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Region honors while he was also recognized by D3hoops.com as a member of the All-Mid Atlantic squad. Myers was elected to play in the Reese's Senior All-Star Game during the Final Four in Salem, Virginia.
Myers finished his career with 1,499 points, 522 rebounds, 154 assists, 92 blocked shots and 41 steals in 104 Spartan games. He's ninth on the all-time scoring list, 12th in points per game (14.4 ppg), seventh in field goals made (560), 11th in field-goal percentage (53.7), 10th in free throws made (301), 13th in career rebounds (522), third in blocked shots and fourth in games started (96).