INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- Elms College Men's basketball point guard Aswad Thomas (Hartford, CT) was recently honored the 2008-09 national statistical champion in steals per game, as announced by the NCAA.
As a senior this past season, Thomas finished as the nation's NCAA Division III leader in steals (4.6) and was seventh nationally in assists (7.2).
Thomas, who graduates as Elms College's all-time steals leader (239) in just two seasons, also became the fifth player in program-history to participate in the New England Basketball Coaches Association (NEBCA) Senior All-Star Game.
In addition, the men's basketball team was honored as the NCAA's national statistical champion in steals per game and scoring margin.
The Blazers finished the 2008-09 season ranked 22nd nationally in the final D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll and set a school-record with 26 wins.