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    ATU's Forge earns first team All-Region honors

    12:55 PM, Mar 14, 2013   |    comments
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    BEMIDJI, Minn. (UAM) - University of Arkansas at Monticello senior guard Kori Forge has been selected to the 2012-13 Daktronics All-Central Region First Team.

    Forge recently ended his final collegiate season as the leading scorer in the Great American Conference, totaling 531 points throughout 27 games for an average of 19.7 points per outing. The GAC Player of the Year and first-team all-conference honoree ended the regular season ranked 27th in all of NCAA Division II and fourth in the Central region in scoring.

    The Atlanta, Ga. native reached double-digits in 26 of 27 games this season, including 13 games of at least 20 points and three games of at least 30 points. He scored his career-high of 36 points this season in a win over Southwest Baptist at home on December 17.

    Forge became the 25th edition to UAM's 1,000-point club on February 28 in an overtime loss to Southern Arkansas. He was the first player to reach the milestone in the two-year history of the Great American Conference. He ended his career with a total of 1,046 points, which ranks him 21st all-time at UAM.

    Forge led the Boll Weevils to a final record of 16-11, marking the sixth straight winning season for UAM. He is the only representative of the GAC on the Daktronics All-Region First Team. Harding's Zach Roddenberry earned a second-team selection.

    The NCAA Division II Central Region consists of teams from the GAC, the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Joining Forge on the all-region first team are Winona State's Clayton Vette (Region Player of the Year), Augustana College's Cameron McCaffrey, Washburn's Will McNeill and Minnesota State's Jarvis Williams.

    With his first-team all-region selection, Forge is now eligible to receive Daktronics All-America honors.

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