BELTON- Reaching unprecedented success in the same season, three standouts from the UMHB men’s and women’s basketball teams were recognized nationally on Tuesday morning by D3hoops.com, named to the 2022 All-Region teams.
Headlining UMHB’s honorees was Josiah Johnson, the men’s team’s leading scorer who was also a First-Team All-America selection a year ago. He was named the Region 10 Player of the Year, and with the selection, will be eligible for All-America honors for a second straight season.
The Big Sandy, Texas native averaged 24.4 points per game this season, adding 5.8 rebounds per contest, and also broke the school record for steals in the Sweet 16 victory over Case Western Reserve, finishing the year with 80 after a six-steal performance against Elmhurst on Saturday. He started every game he played in, tallying 967 minutes.
Forward Ty Prince was also honored as a member of the Region 10 All-Region Team, following his second year as a Crusader. The ASC Tournament MVP, Prince did a little bit of everything for the Cru this season, leading UMHB in rebounds (6.3 RPG), blocks (20), and assists (138). Not to mention his scoring performances, as he had 17.1 points per game, finishing the year with three straight 20-plus point games.
Arieona Rosborough, in her first collegiate season, was the women’s team’s representative in Region 10, as the guard came into the year and immediately made an impact. She finished her freshman year with a team-high 11.9 points per game, adding 2.7 assists and 6.5 rebounds per contest. Her assist total ranked second on the team, and she was one of five players who saw action in all 29 of the Cru’s games. Rosborough was also named Region 10’s Rookie of the Year.
Additionally, UMHB head men’s basketball coach Clif Carroll was named Coach of the Year in Region 10, having led the Cru back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013. In just his second year as the program’s head coach, UMHB went 28-3.
To see the complete D3hoops.com All-Region Teams, click here.