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April 01, 2008

Senior forward is 16th Eagle to All-American honors

Complete Division II Bulletin All-America Teams

Norman Plummer

EVANSVILLE, Ind. University of Southern Indiana senior forward Norman Plummer (Cincinnati, Ohio) was named honorable mention All-American by the April issue of Division II Bulletin. Plummer is the 16th Screaming Eagle to earn All-America honors in the history of the program.

The All-America award caps off a string of post-season honors for Plummer. He also was named Daktronics first team All-Region NABC second team All-Region and first team All-GLVC. The senior forward also earned Division II Bulletin Player of the Month honors for December and was named GLVC Player of the Week twice during the season.

"Norman joins a very special group of USI men's basketball players that have been named All-American," said USI Head Coach Rick Herdes. "He joins players at USI like Stan Gouard, Chris Bowles, and Chris Thompson in being named among the nation's elite.

"Norman's All-American work ethic and determination gave us a chance to win every night," continued Herdes. "Those attributes will make him successful as a professional player and in his career after basketball"

Plummer had an amazing year with the Eagles. He became the first Screaming Eagle in 24 years to win the GLVC scoring title with 19.5 points per game and ranked number two in league with 10.7 rebounds per contest. Stephen Jackson, who was inducted into the USI Athletic Hall of Fame in February, was the last Eagle to win the GLVC scoring title in 1984-85 with 21.6 points per game.

In addition to averaging a double-double in 2007-08, Plummer had 13 double-double games, including five straight to end the season. He scored in double-figures 24 times this season, reaching the 20-point plateau 14 times. Plummer posted a season-high 30 points in USI's 83-60 victory over Ferris State University.

Plummer was ranked in seven GLVC statistical categories and was in the top 10 of six of those categories. Including scoring and rebounding, Plummer ranked first in offensive rebounds per game (3.59), third in defensive rebounds per game (7.11), seventh in field goal percentage (.579), eighth in minutes played per game (33.07), and 12th in steals per game (1.52).

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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