April 1, 2014
Cullowhee, N.C. -
Western Carolina's Trey Sumler adds NCCSIA All-State honors to his already impressive 2013-14 season resume and four-year career resume as announced by the organization Tuesday afternoon.
Sumler, who was named to all-conference first team by the league's coaches and media members, collects his fifth postseason award after being named all-tournament after leading the Catamounts to the Southern Conference Championship game. He also earned All-District Frist Team honors from the NABC. It is the second time to be recognized the NCCSIA after earning all-state in 2012-13.
Sumler led the Catamounts - sixth in the SoCon - with 17.4 points per game in 32 games played. He scored a total of 557 points, marking the second straight season with over 500 points after tallying 558 in 2012-13. Sumler led the league in assists per game at 4.3 and minutes played per game with 35.6, was 12th in steals at 1.1 per game and was third in assist to turnover ratio at 1.9.
He recorded the first double-double of the season for the Catamounts with 35 points and 11 assists against Niagara on November 22, and his best game of the season and career came against Milligan when he tallied a career-high 40 points. He scored in double digits in 27 games this season including 11 20-plus points games. In WCU's overtime win over No. 1 seed Davidson in the SoCon Tournament he notched 25 points.
He ended his Catamount career ranked in the top ten of 14 different statistical categories including third in points with 1,996 - ranking him 12th on the NCAA active career scoring leaders lists. He is also one of 27 active players with over 1,500 career points and 400 career assists as he finished his career with 494 assists - 7th on the all-time WCU career lists.
Sumler was one of two SoCon players selected to the first team by the NCCSIA. Elon's Lucas Troutman picked up his third NCCSIA accolades, while UNCG's Kyle Cain earned second team honors.
Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals. NCCSIA members voted for the all-state teams.
Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.
NCCSSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.