Statement On Sportmanship

“As NCAA Division III student-athletes we commit ourselves to sportsmanship by demonstrating respect toward ourselves and others. This includes demonstrating fair play, taking responsibility for our actions, and representing the best spirit of Division III intercollegiate athletics. We encourage our teammates, opponents, fans, coaches, and officials to help us in promoting this philosophy.” -- UAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Rochester Graduate Sam Borst-Smith to Play Professional Basketball in Germany

Rochester Graduate Sam Borst-Smith to Play Professional Basketball in Germany

From University of Rochester Athletics

As a member of the men's basketball team at the University of Rochester, Sam Borst-Smith played in a variety of locales: New York, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland in conference play; Marietta, Ohio and Salem, Virginia in post-season.
 
The next step in his basketball odyssey is taking him overseas – to Dusseldorf, Germany where he will begin his professional career.
 
Borst-Smith has just signed a professional contract with the ART Giants Dusseldorf, a member of the German professional league. The team will begin training shortly to prepare for the 2017-18 season. The home opener is scheduled for September 22 against BG Kamp-Lintfort.
 
As a senior at Rochester, Borst-Smith acquired awards as rapidly as he accumulated statistics. He was named to three All-America teams (First Team by DIIINews, Second Team by D3hoops.com, Third Team by the NABC). He was a finalist for the Josten's Trophy, was on the Bevo Francis Award watch list, and played in the Reese's/NABC Division III All-Star Game in Salem, VA. He was named the UAA Men's Player of the Year and First Team All-UAA, D3hoops.com East Region Player of the Year, First Team All-Region by D3hoops.com and the NABC.
 
He averaged a team-high 16.3 ppg., grabbed 5.5 rpg., had 99 assists, and 76 steals. He shot 49.8% from the floor, 41.4% outside the arc, and 76.5% from the line. He finished first in steals for a season (76) and a career (212). His 1,497 points placed him seventh in scoring.