Ferris State's Zach Hankins and Drew Cushingberry Earn D2CCA All-Region Honors; Hankins Chosen As POY


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Big Rapids, Mich. - A pair of Ferris State University men's basketball standouts have been honored as 2018 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-Midwest Region selections in an announcement made today.

Junior center Zach Hankins (Charlevoix) was chosen for the second-straight year as the D2CCA Midwest Region Player of the Year and claimed first team all-region laurels.

Meanwhile, senior guard Drew Cushingberry (Romeo) garnered All-Midwest Region Second Team recognition as one of the top 10 players from across the region.

The D2CCA All-Region Teams are nominated and chosen by the region's sports information directors and feature only five representatives on the all-region first team and five more on the second team squad.

Hankins, who is the two-time Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Player of the Year, was joined on the first team by Findlay senior Taren Sullivan along with senior Nolan Berry of Maryville, Michigan Tech junior forward Kyle Monroe along with Bellarmine junior Adam Eberhard.

The second team consisted of Ashland senior forward Wendell Davis, Walsh's Chandler Vaudrin, Zach Fischer of Truman State, Findlay's Martyce Kimbrough in addition to Cushingberry, who claimed all-region recognition after earning All-GLIAC First Team honors for the second-straight campaign this year.

Together, Hankins and Cushingberry have helped lead the Bulldogs to the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Championship Game. The top-seeded Bulldogs play host to third-seeded Findlay in the regional final on Tuesday (March 13) night at FSU's Jim Wink Arena with tipoff set for 7 p.m. (ET).

This season, the Bulldogs have compiled a school all-time best 34-1 overall record and won a second consecutive GLIAC Regular Season Championship along with a fourth-straight GLIAC Tournament crown this year. The Bulldogs lead the nation in total wins and are perfect (21-0) at home this year.