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Senior men’s basketball player Aaron Stefanov (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) has been named All-North Coast Athletic Conference as a first-team pick for his individual efforts this season.

Stefanov earns All-NCAC accolades for the season time in his career having earned second-team honors a year ago.  As a first-team selection this year, Stefanov becomes just the third Terrier in program history to be named first-team All-NCAC and is the first since the 2011-12 season when former standout Jamaal Watkins ’12 earned the award.

This past season, Stefanov led the team and the NCAC in scoring with a 19.9 points per game average with an impressive 45.2 shooting percentage (160-of-354).  He also led the team in three-pointers made (58), attempts (152) for a 38.2 shooting percentage and in free-throws made (58), attempts (135) for an 88.9 shooting percentage.  In addition, Stefanov was second in assists (49), third in steals (20) and fourth in rebounding (87).  He ranked in the top-ten in program history in a single season in highest point total (498), three-pointers attempted, three-pointers made, free-throws made and his free-throw percentage was the second highest in a single season.

“I’m very thankful to have the great teammates and coaches I had,” said Stefanov.  “It was a fun year and I’m sad to see it end.”

For his career, Stefanov continued to be one of the top guards in the conference every season, including his freshman year in which he was tabbed the conference newcomer-of-the-year.  In 100 career games, he scored 1,469 points which rank fifth most all-time.  He had a 42.8 field goal percentage (476-of-1111), including 40.3 percent (243-of-603) from three-point range and 89.5 percent (274-of-306) from the free-throw line.  Stefanov ends his career the all-time leader in three-point attempts (603), three-pointers made (243) and free-throw percentage (89.5 percent).  He also finishes tied for fourth all-time in games played (100), fifth in field goal attempts (1,111), sixth in field goals made (476), third in three-point percentage (40.3 percent) and sixth all-time in free-throws made (274).  In addition, Stefanov had recorded 267 rebounds, 155 assists, 74 steals and 17 blocked shots.