BOSTON - - Belmont University men's basketball sophomore Adam Kunkel (Hebron, Ky.) has been named to the 2019-20 Lou Henson All-America Team, CollegeInsider.com announced Wednesday.
The 6-3 guard had 29 double figure scoring games this past season in leading the Bruins to Ohio Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles, and the program's ninth NCAA Tournament bid since 2006.
Kunkel led Belmont in scoring at 16.5 points per game, and his year-to-year scoring increase of 14.2 points per game was the second-largest in college basketball this season (Ben Stanley, Hampton).
The Hebron, Kentucky native scored a career-high 35 points in Belmont's victory at Boston College.
Named All-OVC First Team and OVC All-Tournament Team, Kunkel's 546 points in 2019-20 represent the second-most by any Bruin sophomore in the NCAA Division I era; Craig Bradshaw scored 549 points in 2013-14.
Kunkel, one of only five underclassmen named to the Lou Henson All-America Team, was joined from the OVC by Tevin Brown of Murray State and Terry Taylor of Austin Peay.
For a complete listing of the 2019-20 Lou Henson All-America Team, log onto CollegeInsider.com.
Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason invitations 14 of the last 15 seasons, including eight berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 19 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 RPIs nine consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, Wichita State). Belmont is one of only eight NCAA Division I programs to win 19 or more games 15 consecutive seasons (BYU, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, San Diego State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 17 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is the only NCAA Division I program to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence.