Three Hawkeyes Earn All-Big Ten Honors

March 8, 2005

Junior forward Greg Brunner has been named to the all-Big Ten second team for his play during the 2005 season, while junior guard Jeff Horner and sophomore forward Adam Haluska earned honorable mention recognition. Brunner earned second team recognition from both the Big Ten coaches and the media.

Brunner, a native of Charles City, received all-Big Ten honors for the first time in his career. He is averaging 14.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Brunner has scored in double figures in 25 games and has 10 or more rebounds in 11 games.

Brunner ranks second in the Big Ten in rebounding, for all games and in league play. He also ranks among Big Ten leaders in field goal percentage (51.7%), blocked shots (0.9) and steals (1.2). Brunner’s career totals include 971 points and 643 rebounds.

Horner, from Mason City, was a third team selection a year ago and also earned honorable mention honors as a freshman in 2003. This season he is averaging 14 points a game, along with 5.6 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals per outing. He has scored in double figures in 23 games, including 27 in a win over Texas and 25 in the recent win over Ohio State.

Horner is the most recent addition to Iowa’s 1,000-Point Club and he is the only Hawkeye ever to total over 1,000 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists. He has totaled over 200 points, 100 rebounds and 100 assists in each of his three seasons.

Horner ranks second in the Big Ten in assists per game and also ranks among league leaders in three-point field goals (3rd), assist/turnover ratio (5th), free throw percentage (7th) and steals (8th). He earned his second Player of the Week honor of the season this week after leading Iowa to wins over Ohio State and Michigan.

A native of Carroll, Haluska is in his first season at Iowa. He has started all 29 games, averaging 14.5 points and 3.9 assists while scoring in double figures in 23 games. Haluska earlier this season was named to the CoSIDA District VII academic all-America team.

Haluska has averaged 19.1 points and 4.9 rebounds over Iowa’s last nine games, shooting over 52% from the field. He ranks fifth in the Big Ten in free throw percentage (81.7%) and 10th in scoring and three-point field goal percentage (40%).

Iowa opens play in the Big Ten Conference Tournament Thursday, meeting Purdue at 1:30 p.m. That game will be televised to a national cable audience on ESPN.