Scott Bergman named All-American
By Ben Risinger, sports information director
April 7, 2005
National Association of Basketball Coaches web site
BLUFFTON, Ohio - Junior Scott Bergman (Elmore/Woodmore) has been selected as third-team All-American by the National Association
of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The award caps off a stellar season as Bergman has already
been named the MVP of the Heartland Conference, been named first-team All-District
by the NABC and third-team All-Region by D3hoops.com.
"Scott has worked extremely hard throughout his college career and being named all-American is
a very deserving honor which represents just how good of a player Scott is," head
coach Guy Neal said. "Scott's national recognition is also a huge compliment to our
team and program at Bluffton."
Bergman scored 594 total points in 2004-05 to lead the Beavers and the Heartland Conference in scoring. He pulled down 151 rebounds (32 offensive, 119 defensive), 75 assists and 94 steals for the season. Bergman started in all 27 contests for Bluffton last season and averaged 22 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game.
Bergman set the Bluffton single game scoring record this past season when he threw in 50 points against Anderson University on Jan. 22. He ranks 21st in the career scoring list with 1,053 points (13.3 ppg average) and the 594 points he scored this past season ranks him at fourth on the single season scoring list. Bergman ranks second in single season free throws made with 147 and ranks fourth in single-season 3-point field goals made with 77 in 2004-05.
The Bluffton University men's basketball team finished the 2004-05 campaign with a 14-13 overall record and a 6-8 mark in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Bergman helped guide the Beavers to their first ever HCAC tournament win as they defeated Manchester College on the road 77-70. The team then fell at Hanover College 77-67 in the semi-final round of the tournament.