Trio picks up HCAC hardwood honors

Senior center Mike Case (Indianapolis, Ind.) and junior guards Ryan Nowicki (Westfield, Ind.) and Jim Faehr (Aurora, Ind.) have earned post-season honors from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Case was selected to the Heartland Conference’s first team. Nowicki was named to the second team and Faehr earned a spot on the all-sportsmanship squad.

A second-team Capital One Academic All-America selection, Case earned a slot on the HCAC’s first team for the third consecutive season.

Case led Hanover in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage for the second straight season.

He ranked fifth in the Heartland Conference with 16.2 points per contest and was fourth in the league with 6.9 rebounds per outing. He also ranked second in field goal shooting percentage (60.3%).

Nowicki, who earned honorable all-HCAC recognition as a freshman, was second on the squad with 12.5 points per contest in a team-high 32.2 minutes per game.

Faehr, a three-year member of the Panthers’ program, appeared in nine games this season.

Hanover capped the season with a 16-9 record. Under fourth-year head coach Jon Miller, the Panthers finished second in the Heartland Conference with a 12-6 mark.

2011-12 All-Heartland Conference Team