Shorter Becomes First Player In MACU History To Be Named NAIA First-Team All-American

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 6:27 pm
By: News 9

Mid-America Christian University senior guard Charlie Shorter has added another honor to his star-studded career, as he is the first player in school history to be selected to the NAIA First-Team All-American squad. He was the only player from the highly-competitive Sooner Athletic Conference to receive the first-team nod.

Earlier this season, Shorter was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year,the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Player of the Year and also the NCCAA Central Region Co-MVP.

Shorter finished his banner senior campaign by ranking second in NAIA Division I and first in the SAC in scoring (23.4 ppg) and was also tops in the league with 2.1 steals per game.

The 6'1 Dallas, Texas native became just the fifth player in MACU history to eclipse the 2,000 career point mark, finishing with 2,271 career points.

Shorter helped the Evangels earn their first-ever NAIA national ranking and averaged 31.7 points per game to lead MACU to the NCCAA Central Regional championship and an NCCAA National Tournament berth.

He then earned NCCAA All-Tournament honors by scoring 26.7 ppg in the three contests to help MACU to a fifth-place finish.