4  David Berghoefer
David Berghoefer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cross Plains, Wis.

High School:
Middleton HS

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 245

Position:
C


Last name is pronounced: Berg-HO-fer

2004-05 (Jr.): Honored by the Southern Conference Sports Media Association by being named third team All-Southern Conference ... Was the only player in the SoCon to rank among the league's top seven in both scoring and rebounding ... Was sixth in scoring (14.6 ppg) and was the only non-guard ranked among the top seven in scoring ... Additionally ranked fifth in rebounds (8.0 rpg), while ranking second in the SoCon in double-doubles with eight ... Was in select company as he, and fellow All-SoCon picks Ronnie Burrell (UNC Greensboro) and Jean Francois (Georgia Southern) are the only three players to rank among the league's top 15 in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage ... Led the SoCon in offensive boards with an average of 3.38 per game, while ranking eighth in defensive rebounds (4.59) and 10th in field goal percentage (.506) ... Was the only Catamount to start the first 18 games of the season before missing the Davidson contest (Jan. 19) with back spasms ... After returning from the injury, averaged 17.6 points and 9.5 rebounds over the last 10 games of the regular season, including four double-doubles ...Was Western's leading scorer 11 times and the leading rebounder in 19 of his 29 games played ... Had double-doubles versus Montreat, East Carolina, Iowa, UNC Greensboro (twice), Elon, Charleston and Appalachian State ... Tabbed SoCon Player of the Week (Feb. 9) averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds ... Was named the Arby's/Catamount Student-Athlete of the Month for December after he averaged 13.3 points in the Catamounts' seven games during the month, which included a season-high 22 points in the Dec. 1 victory over Liberty ... Helped the Catamounts record their first-ever victory over a Conference USA opponent, which was also just the ninth SoCon triumph in 52 chances versus C-USA since 1996-97 ... Nearly led Western to an upset at Marquette in the first round of the BCA Classic, scoring 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting with four steals ... Marquette needed a second-half comeback and 27 points from All-American candidate Travis Diener to pull out the victory ... The following night, had 19 points and eight rebounds vs. Penn State, adding three steals ... Just missed a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds vs. Jacksonville State in WCU's final contest at the BCA Classic ... At #18 Alabama, led WCU with 23 points ... Scored 12 first-half points at Alabama, including 10 of WCU's 12 points during a six minute period ... Did record his first double-double of the season versus Montreat, scoring 15 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, adding three steals ... Was impressive versus Liberty, scoring 22 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the field, while setting a career high with six steals ... Scored 17 first-half points vs. Liberty before getting into foul trouble in the second half ... After struggling at UNC Asheville, came back to record his second double-double of the season in WCU's win over East Carolina, despite battling a stomach bug ... Scored 18 points (on 7-of-13 shooting from the field) and pulled down 13 rebounds, including 11 on the defensive end ... Scored six of WCU's 13 points in overtime and snagged four rebounds during overtime ... Also had three steals vs. the Pirates ... Led Western in its 13-point loss to #16 Iowa, scoring 18 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and adding two steals ... Scored eight points inside the final five minutes of the first half to cut WCU's 18-point deficit to the Hawkeyes to seven at the break ... Playing just outside of his hometwom of Cross Plains, pulled down a team-best 10 rebounds at #28 Wisconsin ... Followed his 10 rebound performance at Wisconsin with a game-high nine rebounds vs. Georgia Southern, adding 13 points ... Led WCU in points (19) and rebounds (12) at UNC Greensboro, including eight offensive boards ... Was not expected to play versus Wofford, but, due to foul trouble by the other WCU posts, came off the bench to play 15 minutes ... Was very productive in his time on the floor, scoring 11 points (4-of-6 from the field) and grabbing five rebounds ... Resumed his role as a starter versus Elon and turned in a dominating performance ... Had a double-double at halftime, thanks to scoring six of WCU's final 10 points of the period, including a tip-in with 0.2 seconds left before the break ... Finished with 22 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, getting eight boards on both ends of the floor ... Scored a season-high 26 points at Furman (his second-best, single-game total) ... Added eight rebounds and three assists vs. the Paladins ... Posted a double-double at the College of Charleston, scoring 16 points and pulling down 11 rebounds ... Scored 10 of WCU's last 20 points of the game at CofC ... Continued exceptional play with game highs of 24 points and 11 rebounds vs. Appalachian State ... Added career-highs with four assists and 38 minutes played ... Struggled early at East Tennessee State (two points in the first half), but ended up with 14 points and six rebounds ... Scored six straight points to cap a 17-8 WCU run and trim WCU's deficit from 14 to five with 4:47 left to play ... Led WCU with 21 points and seven rebounds versus Chattanooga ... Led WCU in scoring and rebounding at App State with 16 and nine, respectively ... Record his eighth double-double of the season -- and second versus UNCG -- with 16 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

2003-04: Ranked 18th in the SoCon in scoring (12.4), fourth in rebounding (7.6) and 11th in field goal percentage (.522) ... If the SoCon gave a Most Improved Player Award, Berghoefer would have certainly been a front-runner for the honor ... On Jan. 23, Jeff Hartsell of the Charleston Post and Courier agreed, listing him as the third-best surprise in the SoCon ... A week earlier, on Jan. 13, Berghoefer was named Southern Conference Player of the Week ... Averaged 25.0 points and 10.5 rebounds as WCU split games with the College of Charleston and Elon ... Entering the Charleston game, the 6-10 center had never scored more than 19 points in a game ... However, versus the Cougars, he poured in a career-high 29 points on 12-of-19 shooting from the field and added 14 rebounds, which is his best total in a SoCon game ... Backed that performance up with a 21-point, seven-rebound effort in a win over Elon ... Was 8-of-11 from the field in the game and ended the week by making 66.7 percent of his field goals (20-of-30) ... While future NBA first-round pick Kevin Martin scored a game-high 42 points versus Elon, it was Berghoefer's 21 points that was of interest ... Martin had scored 40-plus in two other games, but WCU lost as no other Catamount scored in double figures ... Martin's 42 points plus Berghoefer's 21 points proved to be the difference in the win over the Phoenix ... Broke out of a slump in the season finale, going 8-of-13 from the field and scoring 16 points while pulling down 14 rebounds ... In the previous three games, he only made 6-of-29 baskets, shooting 20.7 percent from the field ... While his scoring suffered, he kept his rebounding up, pulling down at least six rebounds ... Led WCU in rebounding in 15 games this season ... Ranked third in the SoCon, tallying eight double-doubles on the season, incuding a 12-point, 12-rebounds performance versus Furman in the SoCon Tournament ... Also had double-doubles versus Milligan (17-11), Averett (18-15), North Greenville (16-15), College of Charleston (29-14), UNC Greensboro (24-14), at Georgia Southern (15-10) and Appalachian State (16-14).

2002-03: Played in 26 games, starting five ... Had started three straight games before suffering a concussion in practice prior to the VMI game (Jan. 5) ... Missed that contest and the Reinhardt game, but returned to action at Davidson (Jan. 11) ... Also started the Toccoa and Southeastern games ... Had a double-double versus Toccoa with 19 points and 16 rebounds ... Was 8-of-10 from the field in the contest and had nine offensive boards ... Ended a two game scoring drought at DePaul with six points ... Added five rebounds, which was the most he had pulled down since getting five boards in the third game of the season ... Hit both of his shots in the Appalachian State win ... At App State (Feb. 3), scored six points and grabbed eight boards, both of which were his best in a SoCon game ... Had a career-high three assists at East Tennessee State (Feb. 10).

PRIOR TO WCU: Named "Top Center in Wisconsin" by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ... Selected to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches All-Star team and honorable mention All-State by the Associated Press ... Was All-Big Eight Conference, after leading his league in scoring (16.0 ppg) and rebounding (9.1 rpg) ... Also tabbed all-area, averaging 2.1 blocks per game.

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