CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its players of the week for the week ending Jan. 6 and Gallaudet University senior guard Layton Seeber (Champaign, Ill.) was named the Division III Men's Basketball South Player of the Week. This is the second award this week for Seeber, who was also named North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Student-Athlete of the Week. This is Gallaudet's first ECAC honor this season and the first under the direction of head coach Brendan Stern.
Seeber led the Bison to a 2-2 record dating back to Dec. 29 through this past Sunday, as he averaged 18.8 points, 6.5 assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block per game while shooting 48 percent (27-of-56) from the field and 40 percent (12-of-30) from the 3-point line during that span. Seeber averaged 24.5 points during the two-game Louis Fleming Basinger Tournament hosted by Lycoming College on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30, which included a career-best 29 points in addition to nine boards, seven assists and four steals in a 68-56 victory over Cairn University en route to being named to the All-Tournament Team. He then opened the New Year with two-game averages of 13 points, six assists, four rebounds, three steals and 1.5 blocks during conference play this past Saturday and Sunday, highlighted by 19 points and game highs of five assists and four steals in a 64-56 victory over SUNY Institute of Technology Sunday. For the season, Seeber currently leads the NEAC in assists (78), steals (32), points (243) and 3-pointers made (39), while being second in both points per game (17.4) and field goals made (82).
Last year, former Gallaudet senior Brandon McMillan was honored by the ECAC as the South Player of the Week on Feb. 12, 2012.
About the ECAC
The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic and the only multi-divisional conference in the country with approximately 300 Division I, II, and III colleges and universities. The ECAC stretches from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. Established in 1938, the ECAC, a non-profit service organization, sponsors nearly 100 championships in 37 men's and women's sports and assigns more than 4,400 officials in 12 sports. The ECAC also administers nine affiliate sports organizations and six playing leagues, and through the public relations arm of the conference, more than 2,000 student-athletes are recognized annually. Finally, the ECAC serves as the primary conference for select members in the sports of men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, and men's lacrosse. For more information about the ECAC please visit its website www.ecac.org.